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Does milk of magnesia work as a natural deodorant?

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As of 2016, there have been no scientific studies confirming the effectiveness of milk of magnesia as an underarm deodorant. However, a number of websites, such as WholeNaturalLife.com and PeoplesPharmacy.com, promote milk of magnesia as an alternative to commercial deodorants.

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Touting milk of magnesia as a natural deodorant is misleading, as the chemical compound magnesium hydroxide, used in milk of magnesia, and the aluminum compounds used in commercial deodorant are both artificial chemical compounds made from naturally occurring ingredients. However, individuals who are allergic to aluminum are generally able to use milk of magnesia deodorant without experiencing the side effects of commercial deodorant.

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