Interest in natural deodorants has been skyrocketing, as theclean beauty trendembeds, even in our armpits. Customers are increasingly looking to avoid artificial fragrances and the likes of parabens in their body-care products. This is one reason natural deodorants are migrating from the back shelves of health stores into boutiques and spas.
What toxins are in your non-natural deodorants & antiperspirants? Probably parabens, triclosan, phthalates, propylene glycol and aluminum. It's likely you know that these are chemicals to avoid, because research has linked these nasties to illnesses and imbalances including types of cancer and hormonal instability which can cause reproductive and developmental issues.
Postnatal depression and perinatal disorders are a major issue in Aotearoa, with up to a quarter of all new mothers suffering. If post natal depression is left untreated, serious harm can result to parents and their children. Sunday investigated why it is so hard to get help in New Zealand - and Sarah shared her story.