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The Difference Between Crystal and Stick Deodorant and Why Crystal Deodorant Might Not Be the Best Choice

You see the label:  No Aluminum Chlorohydrate!  What that cleverly-written label fails to tell you is that it DOES contain another form of aluminum.  Welcome to the world of Greenwashing.

When you’re trying to choose an all natural and organic deodorant, the options are endless but can be overwhelming when trying to choose the right one for you. In a previous post, we’ve detailed the many different types of natural deodorant and highlighted both their strengths and weaknesses. Today, we’re going to dive deeper into the difference between crystal and stick deodorant and why a crystal deodorant might not be the best choice. If you’re searching for a gentle, all natural, and organic deodorant that’s affordable and kind to the environment, look no further than Green Tidings! Made using solar power and packaged in a BPA-free tube, Green Tidings is only created using the best and finest ingredients and is safe for the entire family to use. Shop our website now!


Crystal Deodorant

You may have seen it in health foods store and marveled at its simplicity.  It's marketed as being "Aluminum Chlorohydrate Free!" However, crystal deodorants are not all that they’re cracked up to be and can actually be harmful to your health. One of the reasons that many different types and brands of crystal deodorants are made with aluminum, in the form potassium alum or potassium alum sulfate. That's right, these crystal deodorants contain aluminum. 

Aluminum may contribute to Alzheimer's and other brain diseases, various forms of cancer, especially breast, causes oxidative stress, and attacks the nervous system. Too much aluminum, when absorbed through skin, can cause rashes, irritation, and a host of diseases and illnesses. Crystal deodorants are marketed as “natural”, and while a few of them may be, they may actually cause the health issues that you’re trying to avoid. Potassium alum sulfate raises red flags among many doctors and dermatologists and should not be used on the skin daily. 

As mentioned above, some crystal deodorants are made of mineral salts, which include potassium alum sulfate, AKA aluminum, and using the term "mineral salts" is a marketing ploy. Mineral salts can be extremely irritating and drying to the skin, and cause a burning sensation areas that are irritated, such as from shaving. If you do choose to try a mineral salt crystal deodorant, be aware that you should not apply it directly after shaving and allow your skin to heal at least 24 hours before applying. The only problem with allowing any cuts or razor burn to heal for 24 hours is that you may need to apply deodorant right after a shower because you need to go to work or to school. As you can see, crystal deodorants aren’t the best choice for a multitude of reasons.


Natural Deodorant

One of the reasons why a stick deodorant, such as what is made by Green Tidings, is so popular is because it is gentle on skin and packs a punch both odor control and natural ingredients. Because many stick deodorants have a base of an oil, such as coconut oil, they’re extremely moisturizing and gentle on skin. Combined with baking soda, arrowroot powder, or another form of absorption, this mixture is perfect for both normal and sensitive skin alike in all seasons. Green Tidings all natural and organic deodorant is also available in both unscented and lavender scented options, so everyone can be happy with their choice. The lavender scent is pleasing and calming, while the unscented option is ideal for sensitive skin or for those who aren’t fond of any scented personal care products.

Compared with crystal deodorant, you can easily tell the difference and understand why crystal deodorants are not only irritating to the skin, but harmful to the body. If you’re searching for a deodorant that is truly all natural and will benefit the body, a stick deodorant is the best choice out of these two options.

If you’re ready to make the switch to an all natural and organic deodorant, order Green Tidings today and see the difference for yourself! Perfect for the entire family, you’ll truly be able to see (and smell) the difference. Shop our website now!

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