Saturday, March 20, 2010

Natural Solutions for Preventing Breast Cancer

Recently, there have been news reports of parabens (a type of chemical preservative commonly found in many beauty preparations) showing up in the tumors of breast cancer patients. These parabens are speculated to be linked to the common underarm deodorants that most people use daily. Aluminum is another common ingredient found in most deodorants that has also been linked to contributing to breast cancer.

However, have no fear there are natural deodorant alternatives! Many safe, natural deodorant solutions are available, yet here is an easy recipe that you may find pleasingly helpful.

"An infusion of White Willow bark mixed with borax acts as a deodorant wash for offensive-smelling perspiration. Mix a few drops of oil of Patchouli with the infusion." - Herbs & Things by Jeanne Rose (1972)

"A deodorizing washing liquid can be made from a solution of willow bark mixed with borax." – The Herb Book by John Lust (1974)

In my etsy shop, I have some white willow bark in stock so you can create this simple and effective natural deodorant. Also, keep in mind that wearing cotton garments is helpful as well as a diet as natural as possible.


Little Dickens Designs said...

It's scary, isn't it? Thanks for this post, something to think about for sure!

Thanks to for visiting my blog!

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

My pleasure. :-) Yes, it is scary that these harmful ingredients are inside of our deodorants, and that so many people are unaware of it...just got to spread the word! Little Dickens Designs, you have a charming and refreshing blog!

Babbidge Patch said...

yes, so many harmful chemicals around us ~ thanks for the reminder!

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Sure thing Babbidge! ;-) I find myself reading a lot of labels these days...maybe it will save my life!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the info. :-)