The Pink Ribbon doesn’t always, unfortunately, serve as an indication that a company works to combat breast cancer. Considered public domain in most jurisdictions, the pink ribbon is open to being used by businesses that donate little or none of their sales revenue to breast cancer research. Of course, not all brands are so dodgy. There are some great ones out there that are doing work to make sure money goes toward research, grants and awareness for the cause. If you want to make a point to support this month, make sure you look for transparency around numbers and an association to a quality organization. Here are our top Pink Ribbon brands to trust when choosing your charity picks for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
One of the simplest swap outs on our list: change up your deodorant. Many deodorants contain chemicals that inhibit sweat and mask odour, but applying something so often and so close to the breast tissue can be cause for concern. Look for a natural deodorant, free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates and propylene glycol. Simple but effective ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, arrowroot and beeswax can often do the job just as well!