WHAT IS ZINC OXIDE?
Zinc (Zn) is a natural mineral found in the earth’s crust found near the earth’s surface or deep underground. Zinc Oxide (ZnO) is a compound of zinc and oxide ions and is a natural and effective antiseptic and antibacterial agent that helps combat bacterial and fungal strains along with numerous other benefits.
WHY ZINC FOR A NATURAL DEODORANT?
Here are a few great reasons to consider zinc in a natural deodorant formulation:
- Zinc acts as a skin protectant.
- Zinc is up to three times more effective than aluminum chlorhydrate (the bad stuff) used in deodorants and antiperspirants.
- Zinc is a natural mineral that is effective in combating body odour.
- Zinc has amazing properties that can help sooth your skin.
Zinc Oxide is a remarkable mineral that offers an alternative to baking soda in natural deodorants.
WHY IS ZINC A HEALTHY NATURAL DEODORANT INGREDIENT AND ALUMINUM IS CONSIDERED TOXIC?
Zinc and aluminum are both elemental metals. However, aluminum is a toxic heavy metal. The salts in aluminum are designed to block the pores of your skin to prevent perspiration, inhibiting your body’s natural ability to produce sweat.
Recent research indicates applying and absorbing aluminum into your skin can have very adverse effects, which may include promoting the growth of tumors, gene instability and hormone disruption. More recent research indicates the aluminum (typically used in antiperspirants) has minimal impact on odour causing bacteria. Often, aluminum resolves sweat issues, albeit in an unhealthy manner, only to increase pungent body odour.
Zinc on the other hand, has antibacterial properties to help eliminate odour causing bacteria. More importantly, zinc is remains on the skins surface (non-nanoparticle zinc) and does not block your pores to inhibit your body’s natural sweating process. Zinc is a great alternative to natural baking soda deodorant, as it allows the body to naturally cleanse itself while effectively combating body odour.
Lavender: Anti-bacterial properties which are beneficial in treatment of acne. Helps regulate over-excretion of sebum and can reduce the signs of scarring. Premium lavender oil is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions.
Tea Tree: Popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It’s thought to calm redness, swelling and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
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Grapefruit: Stimulate circulation, increase energy, enhance mood, and improve digestion. When used as an ingredient in personal-care products, grapefruit essential oil is said to treat oily hair and skin.