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12 ingredients that are commonly in deodorants that are harming you! And what you can do about it.

A little while back, I decided to tackle making my own natural, safe deodorant. I HATE the idea of putting chemicals on my body. And I loved the idea of knowing exactly what was going into my product. I also wanted to make something that would help my body gently detox. And it worked. SO well!

But first, if you’re not yet convinced that commercial-brand deodorants are dangerous, take a peek at some of the ingredients typically found in deodorants and anti-perspirants. I went on Skindeep’s web site to look at some of the risks associated with each of these ingredients.

Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology

Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology

Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)

Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology

Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology

Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology

Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

When I look at that list of chemicals, I can’t help but think of a quote I read by Suzanne Somers:

“People are so busy counting calories. I think we should be busy counting chemicals. Where’s the tipping point? There’s the air freshener. There’s what you’re cleaning your house with. Pest sprays…all poison. The chlorine that you’re using. The fluoride in the water… And then you’re eating food that is not organic. You’re putting on skin care that’s all chemicals… Well, guess what? That’s going to go somewhere. It drops into the bloodstream.”

It’s a dirty world filled with chemicals! I can’t control that. But I CAN control what I put on my body.

I love that the deodorant I make has no chemicals in it. And rather than having ingredients that can accumulate in my body and harm me, it has ingredients that can help my body. Plus, making it turned out to be so much fun that I decided to sell it, too! Check out the recipe and make your own! Or, if you don’t feel like making it yourself, buy it here.

INGREDIENTS: organic coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, beeswax, bentonite clay, essential oil blend of tea tree and lavender

Plastic is NOT our friend. Toxic chemicals can leach into products stored in plastic containers. Spoil Your Skin deodorant comes in a 2 oz glass jar.


PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. Be Kind to Your Body. Switch to natural beauty products! If you currently use a non-natural deodorant, visit the following site to check and see if your brand includes toxic ingredients that may be harming your health:


I’d love you to buy my deodorant : ) But really, at the end of the day, I just reeeeeally want everyone to dump their chemical-laden deodorants and opt for healthy, natural ones. Most commercially-produced deodorant brands are made with TOXIC ingredients:

Aluminum Compounds
Propylene Glycol
Artificial Colors

Go natural and save your health! My Spoil Your Skin deodorant is …

* 100% All-Natural
* Hand-made in small batches for freshness
* Completely Paraben free
* 100% GMO free
* Toxic Chemical Free
* Aids in DETOX


* This product is NOT an Antiperspirant. Your body is meant to sweat. This deodorant will help with moisture … but it won’t STOP your body from producing what it naturally produces!

* Temperature greatly affects this product as it is made with coconut oil. In warmer temperatures, the product may liquify. It’s just as effective in this form. When this happens, give it a shake or a stir as separation is totally natural. If you prefer it in its harder state, simply pop it in the fridge and it will firm up.

* Baking soda can irritate skin in sensitive individuals. Discontinue use if this occurs.

Get ready to DETOX! If you have been using commercial deodorants and anti-perspirants, your body is most likely in need of an aluminum detox. Commercial antiperspirants contain aluminum, which blocks your sweat glands to keep you dry. That build up needs to come out! And when you switch to an aluminum-free deodorant, your arm pits will have the chance to detox. This deodorant also contains bentonite clay, which aids in the detox process. People respond to the detox experience differently. Rashes and or itchy skin is typical. Strong odors also may occur as the build-up of bacteria is detoxed. If a rash or other symptoms persist, discontinue use of this deodorant to allow the skin to heal. Please not that all sales are final.



Smear a dab of deodorant on a clean finger and rub into your armpits. A very little goes a long way! Wait a few minutes before putting on your shirt. Typically lasts 24 hours.



No medical claims are made about the use of products, nor are the products intended to be a substitute for medical treatments. Pregnant or nursing women should always consult their Doctor before use of any products containing essential oils.

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