Alyse Brautigam is 22, lives in Hawaii, and has bravely gone where many women never will – she’s given up deodorant.
Alyse’s YouTube channel is called Raw Alignment and documents her life practicing natural medicine, raw vegan cooking, and fitness. With video titles like ‘How I Stay Confident With Body Hair’, and ‘Why I Stopped Showering’; Alyse has become a pin-up girl for her hippie lifestyle.
But no deodorant? How does that work?
Alyse is concerned that many deodorants contains chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer. A statement, according to Cancer Council Australia, that is less ‘fact’ and more medical myth.
“The Journal of The National Cancer Institute published a study in 2002 exploring the relationship between breast cancers and antiperspirants or deodorants in 1606 women,” write Cancer Council on their website.
“The findings did not show an increased risk of cancer amongst deodorant or antiperspirant users, or amongst women who shaved before using deodorant or antiperspirant.“
Nonetheless, Alyse has flicked both roll-on and spray deodorant since October last year, and reckons that one year on she smells like ‘natural pheromones’. We *think* that’s a good thing…