Friday, May 13, 2011

13 Decent Details about Deodorants

1. Ancient Egyptians pioneered the field of deodorant, through using cinnamon and other spices.

2. The US market for anti-perspirants and deodorant reached $1.9 billion in 2005

3. Fuwarinka is a Japanese gum which contains aromatic compounds, released through the users skin for upto six hours after consumption, in order to fight body odours.

4. Deodorants work to neutralize odours, while anti-perspirants actually block skin pores and prevent sweat from forming.

5. Many deodorant products contain aluminium and environmental toxins.

6. These toxins are believed to be responsible for birth defects and harm to the reproductive organs in males.

7. The metal silver is used in some deodorants as an odour neutralizer.

8. Traditional deodorants ay cause Alzhemier’s.

9. In caveman times, body odour was used to deter potential predators.

10. Anti-perspirants are classified as drugs by the FDA.

11. Having offensive body odours is illegal in libraries in San Luis Obispo County, California.

12. Deodorants work by making the skin an unfriendly environment for bacteria.

13. Only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients currently in use in the production of Deodorant have been tested for safety.