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When it comes to hygiene products, it’s a tricky game for vegans.. Since we only buy cruelty-free products, we can’t purchase most of them, YET 😉

For the time being, we have to support the brands who ARE taking that step with their skin-care and hygiene products!

In terms of deodorants, you’ll wanna make sure they’re healthy for your skin, not just cruelty-free. Heavy metals such as aluminum can cause serious havoc to your health.

Studies have claimed that a majority of breast cancers develop in the upper outer quadrant of the breast because that section is closest to the underarms, where antiperspirants (which theoretically get absorbed by the skin or enter through razor nicks) are applied. The concern is that the aluminum then gets into the lymph nodes and then travels to the breasts. They say this is most likely because aluminum plugs the sweat ducts, so your body can’t rid itself of any potentially cancerous substances absorbed during antiperspirant use.

Will it help keep you from sweating a little? Yeah. But is that really a good thing? We sweat to regulate our body temperature, which helps the body get rid of toxins and keeps the body healthy. Through my personal research and from learning about the above cancer prevention tips, I’ve been keeping aluminum and antiperspirants out of my life!!

This is why I wanted to share this with ya’ll!

Lately, I’ve been using RUSTIC MAKA and I’m LOVING IT!

I met their brand at a VegFest in Cleveland, Ohio. The people were lovely and their selection was out of this world!! I’ve been in contact with them and they’re considering the option of changing the material of their containers to hemp plastic! We’ll see 😉

Anyways, when I started to smell all of their flavors, I instantly fell in love with their “Takes Two To Mango” flavor. Ever since, I’ve gotten so many compliments on it’s scent, not kidding.. If you love mangoes, you’ll love this flavor. But if not, I’m sure they have a scent for you 🙂

It’s benefits include:

  1. Activated Charcoal and Magnesium effectively neutralizes body odor
  2. Baking soda-free formula
  3. Features non-gmo and organic ingredients
  4. Free of aluminum, parabens and synthetic fragrances
  5. Cruelty-free and vegan certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny
  6. Convenient twist-up stick
  7. Recyclable containers
  8. Made in USA

So, if you were planning on buying any sort of hygiene products, RUSTIC MAKA has plenty of cruelty-free deodorants, body care, facial care, oral care, and underarm care products to choose from!

If they don’t have what you want, just make sure to check the ingredients of the products you purchase next. There are more and more ethical brands being started every day, especially with the rise in demand for vegan products, so I’m sure you can find what you need.

Contact me here if you have ANY questions and want to subscribe to my email list, I’d be glad to help you! Once subscribed, you’ll know more about how I’m trying to help you by documenting my journey towards better health and consciousness! I’ll be doing more product reviews like this in the future, so stay tuned for the best up-and-coming vegan brands 😉

Until next time, MUCH LOVE!