Thursday, July 5, 2012

An Aluminum-Free Deodorant That Works? I Found One!

I have been searching for years for a natural deodorant that was free of aluminum.  I say years because I would get so frustrated and give up, only to try again some time later.  I have tried some of my favorite organic brands and they have all failed me.

I'm happy to say that I have finally found an aluminum-free deodorant that can bring it!  And I was tres skeptical of this one.  So skeptical that I was going to hold off until the hottest day of summer before stamping The Healthy Hoff Seal of Approval on it!

But recently, it passed the biggest test I can give it, a public speaking engagement.  You may have heard of it, Healthy Hoff Talks Sprouts!  I may appear all calm, cool and collective, but public speaking makes me nervous and when I'm nervous I sweat!  But this stuff kept me dry and confident - woo hoo!

The winner is...

I am happy to tell you that, Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Deodorant Stone is the real deal!

It's just crystallized natural mineral salts, no other ingredients - can't get more natural than that!  Mineral salts naturally kill odor causing bacteria.

This deodorant is scent-free, so you won't smell like a daisy, but that makes it perfect for those with perfume allergies - me!  But, the best part for me is that it leaves no white stains on your clothes - since I'm usually in black, this is major!


To use, get the stone wet and apply a few swipes - up & down, side to side.  It dries instantly and you're good to go for 24 hours or until your next shower.

I had feared that my stone would simply melt away after a few uses, but after six months of use it appears to be the same size!  Some online reviews, state that one stone can last up to a year (we'll see). Since this retails from anywhere from $5 - $8, that's a bargain!

Why an aluminum-free deodorant?

For one, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer's.  It has also been linked to other brain disorders and is a possible risk factor in breast cancer.

Aside from aluminum, there are other nasty chemicals lying in wait in your deodorant/antiperspirants:

Parabans - possible risk factor in breast cancer
Propylene Glycol - known neuro-toxin that can cause kidney and liver damage
Talc - potential carcinogen
Triclosan - potential carcinogen

Why expose yourself unnecessarily?  It's not like you use deodorant once in a while, it's an every day event! Keep in mind that our skin absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it - do you really want all that stuff in you?

Why put aluminum in deodorant/antiperspirants?

Aluminum is a powerful astringent that closes pores and blocks the release of sweat and odors.  But if a product can deliver the same results without the use of aluminum, why not use it?

Where to get it...

I have seen the Thai Deodorant Stone at health food stores and "healthier" grocers, but I like to get mine at Vitacost or Amazon.

Raise Your Hand If You're Sure!


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