Staying dry and safe in hot weather
What a perfect weekend to test womb safe deodorants. Some of you may know that I had to chuck my favourite Sure and Dove anti-Antiperspirants in the the bin because they contain hormone disruptors.
Sure Women Advanced Protection, Pure Fresh Anti-perspirant Deodorant Roll On 100ml contains:
Aqua, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Parfum, Steareth-21, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-d-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrated Silica, Gelatin Crosspolymer, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Benzoate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene.
Danger point! Anything listed under Parfum or Fragrance does not need to be listed!
Ingredients highlighted in bold are not listed in full on Endocrine Disruptor website.
I can only find “Aluminium” so I need to do more research on this. Aluminium is listed as a danger ingredient on endocrinedisruptor.org. I have found Aluminum Zirconium listed on Drugbank – it blocks your pores and stops them sweating basically, so stopping your body from doing something it is designed to do. So I’m avoiding it.
Weleda citrus deodorant
I have found Weleda citrus deodorant ingredients which basically covers up the smell if you sweat. It’s one I would wear at home until I’ve tested it more and I can tell you it stings when you spray it on after you shave. Again it has the dreaded ‘Parfum’ ingredient so I am finding out what is in here.
Ingredients. INCI: Alcohol, Water (Aqua), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Lemon (Citrus Limonium) Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol*. *from natural essential oils .