I got this directly from one of my health mentors, Dr. Mercola and also from Tony Robbins. BE VERY CAREFUL when shopping for a deodorant. You have to be able to pick the best deodorant without aluminum.
Are you afraid of embarrassing body odor? According to Dr. Mercola, using an antiperspirant daily is as much a form of courtesy to others as it is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Your body absorbs the aluminum from antiperspirants and wreaks havoc to your brain. Dr. Mercola stopped using antiperspirant nearly two decades ago and uses only soap and water. It works nicely for him and even helps him avoid shirt stains. So you might be asking yourself, what is the best deodorant without aluminum? I have been asking that question for some time.
If you don’t want to go the route of soap and water though, look for a natural, aluminum-free deodorant made from some form of baking soda. You can also replace your chemical antiperspirant or deodorant with baking soda and water, or lemon juice. Taste the juice to judge the acidity before applying the solution, which may cause burns or redness if it’s too acidic (nothing goes on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth, this is a good formula. As much as I would love to do the “mixture” at home, I really don’t have time, so I have found the best deodorant out there without aluminum, which also LASTS throughout the day. There are many deodorants at Whole Foods but they do not last, but this one DOES, I have personally tested it over and over. It is by Arm and Hammer the name is “Essentials.” I’ve been using it for two years. BEWARE though: the men’s version DOES have aluminum. So…Dave tested out the women’s version (which doesn’t have any scents or anything like that, it’s just smaller) and it lasted him all day so it is “men- approved.” YOUR LIFE IS WORTH IT, ISN’T IT?
I have not found this deodorant at Target or Whole Foods, but I have found it at smaller stores like CVS or even some grocery stores like Ralph’s, etc. When you find it, buy ten of them 🙂 as they run out fast.