Dangers of Deodorant Aerosols: Worse than You Thought


I continue to be concerned about the dangers of common skin care and grooming products like deodorant aerosols. This article a few years ago in the UK Daily Mail is another striking story


The article highlights the dangers of inhaling aerosol deodorants, as well as skin reactions, allergies and heart problems. There was even a fatality of a young boy from the build up of butane and propane over many months.

I always thought those deodorant aerosols were pretty bad – they made me cough if I inhaled too much, and the smell was pretty tasteless and overpowering anyway. Add on top all the nasty chemicals and I can’t think of anything worse now.

We created Bodhi Balm in large part from these type of concerns. We thought there had to be a way to avoid the nasty chemicals and risks, and apply something natural that the body loves, not hates! We also thought we had to trade off smell and tolerate increased body odour from ditching these chemicals – but actually the opposite was true!

After about a year of using our own recipe of natural ingredients, and finding just the right mix and production techniques we decided to make Bodhi Balm available to others. In the short time we have done this, we have been blown away with the response and also the great feedback. We plan to keep spreading the love for your underarms and hopefully get many people to ditch those deodorants with the nasty chemicals, health risks, animal testing and ineffective odour control.

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