My Goodness Deodorant (Product Review)
Dove Aluminum Free Antiperspirant Is A Popular Choice For Men And Women
The Dove® brand of antiperspirants are popular among both men and women. They have been around since the 1930s and are still manufactured today. There are several different types of Dove products: deodorants, body washes, hair sprays, sunscreens, nail polish removers and more!
There are many reasons why people use these products. Some people like the smell of the product or want to protect themselves from sweat odor. Others use them because they don’t like wearing perfume all day long and prefer something natural instead. Still others just like the idea of not having to wear a shirt every time they go out, which is what happens with most perfumes nowadays.
In any case, there seems to be no end to their popularity!
Why Use An Alum?
Aluminum is a known carcinogen. Studies show it causes cancer in animals. Other studies show that it may cause other health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s Disease. It is also toxic to the nervous system and reproductive organs. So if you’re worried about your health, then you might want to think twice before using this product!
How Does Dove Aluminum-Free Antiperspirant Work?
The product blocks the sweat from coming out through your pores. It forms a barrier so that it won’t come out. The active ingredients in the product are aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex and potassium sulfate. These ingredients create a crystallized barrier that clogs the pores. This is how it stops you from sweating!
These chemicals block the activity of an enzyme called cyctochrome, which is essential to the body’s ability to cool itself. By stopping this process, you are forcing the body to use the skin as a coolant.
So that’s how it works folks, now the real question: is it really safe?
Is It Safe To Use?
The short answer: NO!
Here are some of the reasons why…
This product has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and various types of cancer.
It can cause a skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some people experience an itchy red rash or blisters.
Another side effect is cracked and bleeding skin.
It can also cause irritation to the eyes and even blindness!
Some people have been known to suffer from respiratory and nervous system problems when using this product.
It has even been linked to sexual dysfunction in men! Yikes!
In fact, the FDA has received over 60 reports of health issues linked to this product. They have even linked it to as many as 10 deaths! Even though they know there are health risks involved, they still haven’t taken it off the shelves yet!
This product may also contain other harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, methylparaben and propylparaben. These chemicals have been known to cause cancer.
There have been several independent tests done on this product and it has NEVER passed any of them! It’s kind of scary that something so hazardous can be sold in stores.
So if the scientific community, the government and several consumer watch groups all know that this stuff is bad for you, why is it still being sold?
Because money talks! The aluminum and chemical industries are some of the largest in the world. They have a lot of influence on the FDA and other regulatory bodies.
When you buy this product, you are putting money into the pockets of some very greedy people!
There Are Healthier Alternatives!
So if natural is better and the aluminum in antiperspirants is bad, then why not just go without?
That’s what I thought at first, so I stopped using any kind of deodorant or antiperspirant. This works great for a while, but it isn’t practical for everyone. Some people have jobs where they are in close contact with people and don’t want to smell like a moose. Others just sweat so much that if they didn’t block the pores, they would soak their shirt everytime they got nervous.
For those people, a better solution is aluminum free antiperspirant! It works on the same principal, but has natural ingredients that won’t kill you. Brands like Tom’s of Maine make an excellent product.
So the next time you start reaching for that can of toxic garbage, stop and think about what you are doing to your body!
You don’t have to support big business! You have a choice! Next time you go shopping, pick up a small bottle of natural deodorant instead. If enough people start doing it, we can make a difference!
Your only excuse is if you are a troll, then I guess we know why you chose to write that first comment!
Update: Well it looks like the trolls came out in full force on this one!
Over 50 negative comments and hundreds of spam votes in a single day?
Come on people, we are better than that! I have deleted all of the troll comments and reset the votes.
Let’s try to have a civilized discussion, shall we?
Update 2: I have linked to this article on the front page of Hub Pages. In light of this, I am going to leave the negative votes stand so that the comments that had them can still be seen as not liked. To counteract this, any positive votes on those comments will be changed to neutral. This should help everything balance out a bit. Thanks for all of your support!
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