There is a reason that your don't stink when you wear deodorant, none of the harmful toxins have anywhere to exit and be detoxed through the skin, meaning they have nowhere to go but back inside...
This one has a personal story attached to it. For years I experienced a pain in my breast and was sent to doctors, specialist, radiologists, you name it. The turning point for me was when a breast specialist told me the only way to get rid of my breast pain was to take breast cancer medication. With no breast cancer(always good to get things checked out if you,re unsure though of course). When I asked the potential side effects- blindness and permanent blockage of hormones to my breasts. I decided to take matters into my own hands and look around a bit. I came across a few articles linking breast tenderness, blocked lymph nodes and the aluminium in deodorants. I had been putting on deodorant twice a day when I had a shower and never letting my body sweat out any of the toxins. I slowly weened myself off the aluminium deodorant, starting with not wearing it on the weekends to let my skin breathe, onto natural alternatives and now homemade deodorant. And guess what... no pain!
Aluminium in deodorants work by aluminium salts blocking sweat glands meaning that it moves back into the lymphatic system and removed through the liver or kidneys, putting more pressure on these excretory organs which is not necessary.
There are also a myriad of toxins that are regularly added to deodorants with the following heath risks:
It can take a while to get used to natural deodorant as initially your body will try and get out all the crap from your system as fast as it can, meaning that you will go through a bit of a stinky period (you may want to hide out for those few days). Once that is done you would be amazed at the lack of odour you produce, especially when done whilst using the various other detox methods mentioned on my site.
Homemade deodorant recipe
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup baking soda (if you have sensitive skin, you can opt for arrowroot/tapioca powder instead)
50 drops essential oils (lavender, lemon, frankincense and clary sage are great choices)
Slightly melt coconut oil
Mix in baking soda and essential oils
Store in a glass jar
When using natural deodorants, its recommended to detox your pits once a week to make sure your pores aren't getting clogged by the bicarb/ arrowroot etc.
My recommendation is bentonite clay. Use a tablespoon while in the shower, make into a paste and scrub your armpits thoroughly, then wash away. This is great to use as a face mask too and is so safe you can ingest it as an internal toxin remover.