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What are some deodorants without aluminum?

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There are many brands of aluminum-free deodorants, such as Weleda, Tom's of Maine and Yves Rocher. Choose a brand of aluminum-free deodorant based on personal preference, such as fragrance and product type. Aluminum-free deodorants are deodorants free of aluminum chlorides.

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Many experts believe that aluminum-free deodorants are healthier for the body than traditional deodorants, which contain aluminum chloride. The downside of aluminum-free deodorants is that they do not prevent perspiration, as traditional aluminum-based deodorants do. However, it is healthy for the body to sweat to release toxins. While natural deodorants allow sweating to occur, they also contain natural ingredients that kill the bacteria that give sweat its unpleasant odor, according to Global Healing Center.

While science has not proven that the small amount of aluminum salts in deodorants cause harm to humans, aluminum itself has been linked to certain cancers, as well as Alzheimer's disease. It has also been linked to various other health conditions, including seizures, bone formation disorders and kidney problems. Traditional deodorants also contain synthetic fragrances, which may cause topical irritation. In contrast, natural deodorants contain soothing essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree, that provide a light fragrance. Global Healing Center suggests also using organic laundry detergent and soap.

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