I used to think that "Crystal Deodorants" were the safe way to avoid aluminum in my deodorant (because who wants Alzheimer’s or cancer by putting toxins right by your lymph nodes?) Turns out I was being “greenwashed” … the front says “no aluminum”, but if you look at the ingredients, there really is another form of aluminum in it… what?!
The full name for "Potassium Alum" is "Potassium ALUMINUM Sulfate".
According to an article on Chemical of the Day “When you wet the deodorant stone, you're effectively putting aluminum in the most bioavailable form possible on your body's largest organ: your skin.”
This is why it truly is all about the ingredients and the rest is just marketing. PLEASE look at your ingredients… if you need help deciphering what you’re using, or want a safe alternative, let me know.
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