Deodorant/Antiperspirant is the one product used by nearly every adult, daily, and from early on and yet the popular commercial brands continue to contain some of the most harmful ingredients! Although public awareness and appetite for natural alternatives are constantly on the rise, there are not many deodorants on the market that are both “safe” and “effective”. 30SomeWeeks, the makers of Deodo Mom products, specialize in a toxin-free and hypoallergenic deodorant for pregnant women, which of course is also suitable for any health-conscious person regardless of gender or age. The deodorant has no aluminum, alcohol, fragrance, dye, or parabens and is 100% vegan. And unlike most “natural” deodorants, it works!
Why go natural? Read some of these interesting facts as found on 30SomeWeeks.com:
Deodorant vs Antiperspirant
Of the two types of sweat glands only the apocrine glands secrete the "smelly" sweat. The two most common products to prevent that smell are deodorants and antiperspirants - and YES, there is a difference between them. While both contain chemicals that, when accumulated in excess, can be harmful to humans, each use a different mechanism to reduce body odor. Deodorants are usually alcohol-based & reduce body odor by temporarily killing the bacteria that causes the odor. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are almost always aluminum-based & designed to create a physical plug that prevents sweat from reaching the skin's surface.
The human body appears to have no biological use for aluminum, however, high concentrations of it interferes with metabolism of several metal ions essential to our health. Kidneys can eliminate aluminum from our bodies effectively, provided it's within an acceptable concentration. Excess aluminum is deposited in various tissues including muscle, liver, heart, bone, and brain.
Here are my thoughts on the product:
Although I am not a huge fan of roll-ons (I just don't like the "wet" feeling), I must say that their roll-on is not so bad. I did have the "wet" feeling for a few minutes but then I was fine. Their product did keep me fresh all day! They also have the cream form of deodorant/antiperspirant. Although I personally didn't care for the cream (was just too weird for me), my husband loved it! It kept him fresh and not smelling like a man all day! Would I recommend Deodo Mom? Yes, especially if you love organic products that work!
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