Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Stick ~ Charcoal + Magnesium
All Natural, Non-Toxic Deodorant ~ Net weight: 3.5oz
What's Wrong With Regular Antiperspirants or Deodorants?
Believe it or not, regular deodorant use didn’t become popular until the early to mid-1900s. Now, it is part of people’s daily routines. But do you know what your deodorant or antiperspirant is made of?
Deodorants, which kill odor-producing bacteria, and antiperspirants, which reduce both bacterial growth and sweat production, may be harmful to your health. Habitual use has been shown to have a significant impact on armpit bacterial density and variation.
Aluminum is the active ingredient in most antiperspirants and may actually do the opposite of what you want with long term use. Aluminum has been shown to kill off the less odor-causing bacteria, allowing the bacteria with stronger odors to thrive instead, making us more stinky than we would be if we never used it. Also, long-term exposure to the aluminum in some antiperspirants, as well as the parabens in many deodorants, may be linked to breast cancer. Aluminum has also been associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, Bone Disorders and Kidney Problems. All good reasons to avoid regular deodorants and antiperspirants.
Other toxic ingredients common in deodorants and antiperspirants are phthalates and propylene glycol. Phthalates are readily absorbed through the skin and are linked to a variety of health problems including damage to the liver, kidney, lungs and reproductive system. Repeated exposure has been linked to a wide variety of health and reproductive issues.
Propylene is an additive in many foods as well as a base for many skincare products. Although it is considered safe by the FDA, there is evidence that suggests it is not safe for everyone. Many people experience skin irritations or allergic reactions. Some people may not be able to process propylene efficiently if they have existing kidney or liver problems, thus it is potentially toxic for them. Because infants cannot break it down, it is unsafe for pregnant and nursing mothers. Long-term regular exposure has been linked to heart disease. And, lastly, it helps the skin absorb whatever it comes in contact with, therefore making it easier for other toxins to be absorbed.
Benefits of Schmidt’s Natural Charcoal + Magnesium Deodorant:
Schmidt’s has invested in research and testing to provide all natural, non-toxic deodorants. Their motto is “Ingredients First,” as they avoid controversial and filler ingredients.
Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium deodorant is mineral enriched, and naturally and effectively neutralizes odor. The charcoal is known for it's ability to trap toxins and crate an optimal pH balance. Magnesium is great for sensitive skin in the armpit area and has many health benefits. The scent is reminiscent of freshly fallen rain without any artificial fragrance. Benefits also include:
- Non-sticky, non-greasy feel
- Does not contain aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens or phthalates
- Plant-based powders absorb wetness
- Certified Vegan
- Cruelty-free – not tested on animals
- Goes on smoothly
Ingredients in Schmidt's Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant:
Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Seed Oil, Magnesium hydroxide, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal), Natural fragrance