Aluminum Salts Linked to Health Issues
Dangers of Aluminum in Deodorant : Why It's Toxic
There are several studies and also a lot of anecdotal evidence that aluminum, and
possible other ingredients in deodorants as well, may be linked to breast cancer in women.
The dangers of this metal derivative have been widely publicized and hotly debated over
the past decade. Aluminum is simply a dangerous metal that does not belong in deodorant
or any other personal or body care product for that matter which is why ours is totally aluminum free.
There is also speculation that aluminum is connected to the development of the memory-robbing disease
Alzheimer's. The reason for the link is due to the high levels of this metal found in the brains of those with
The link was also made to breast cancer when aluminum (as well as parabens and some other chemicals)
were found in biopsied breast cancer tumors. Some experts claim that may be a leap, but if there is even a
small chance, why put a heavy metal on your body, in such a sensitive area with so many lymph nodes?
There are plenty of totally natural ways to stop odor from forming in your underarms. Your underarms are a
naturally dark and wet place, so it is easy for bacteria to congregate there. Our natural, 100% aluminum
free deodorant contains potent botanical oils that kill bacteria and stop odor from occurring.
We often forget that the products we apply to our bodies ultimately end up in our blood stream. We are
especially susceptible to any toxins we put on our underarms because there are several
large clusters of lymph nodes in this area, which can transport these toxins throughout the body easily.
Not only that, but it is common practice for women in particular to shave their underarms. With no hair,
there are no barriers to the absorption of potentially dangerous materials (including parabens, a common
cosmetic and personal care product preservative) into this very sensitive area, and therefore the effects
can be magnified.
Aluminum salts are used in deodorant and antiperspirant to help clog the pores and the sweat glands, and
prevent one from perspiring. They help to prevent the wetness that some find embarrassing, and therefore
can also control odor, although there are other ingredients in commercial deodorants that do this part as
However, by clogging these glands, people are essentially "backing up" an important process which the
body uses to naturally rid itself of excess water, salt and other toxins.
You are also preventing your body from cooling down, as the underarms are designed to sweat more
because of the large concentration of sweat glands in this area. This is your body's primary "cooling
What natural materials can be an alternative to aluminum to help dry out the underarms and help prevent
too much wetness? Cornstarch is a good ingredient for this. Its powder and absorbent consistency can
help underarms stay dry in natural nontoxic deodorant.
Another is arrow root powder, which is a naturally ground fine powder from the arrowroot plant that has
similar absorbent properties. Instead of clogging, they help absorb excess wetness.
You Do Not Need Aluminum to Stop Underarm Odor
Shaving Underarms Makes Matters Worse By Increasing Aluminum Absorption
Natural Alternatives to Aluminum as an Antiperspirant