Most deodorants contain a combination of aluminum-based compounds, synthetic fragrances, emollient oils, polyethylene glycol distearates and alcohol. Additionally, many deodorants contain talcum powder and preservatives, such as parabens or the chemical butylated hydroxytoluene, or BHT.
Rumors suggest that aluminum-based antiperspirants are a cause of breast cancer, according to WebMD.
An unknown inventor patented the first deodorant in 1888, called Mum. It was thick and waxy, hard to put on and difficult to remove. In 1903, Everdry hit the market in the United States. It was the first trademarked deodorant.
The most reliable method to obtain free deodorant samples is to contact the company that produces the deodorant. This can be done by calling the company's customer service number, making a request through its website, sending the company an email or by mailing a written request through postal mail.
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As of 2013, GQ magazine's picks for best-smelling men's deodorants were Aesop deodorant, Old Spice and Malin+Goetz eucalyptus deodorant. Esquire magazine's picks in 2009 were Tom's of Maine's apricot deodorant, John Varvatos Vintage, Axe Vice Fresh Action and Ban Shower Fresh.
Some examples of aluminum-free men's deodorant are Jason Fragrance-Free Deodorant Stick, Sam's Natural Deodorant and Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, as recommended by Men's Journal. Others include Nature's Gate Tea Tree & Blue Cypress Deodorant Stick, For Pit's Sake Lime and Clove deodorant and Malin + G
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.
Deodorant alone does not cause stains on clothing ? antiperspirants do. If the deodorant is also an antiperspirant, then stains may be left on clothing. The stains are caused by the aluminum-based compounds found in antiperspirants; when these active ingredients mix with sweat, stains are formed.
Remove deodorant stains by identifying the type of fabric stained, pretreating the area, washing the garment, flushing the garment with a solution, rinsing the garment, and drying it. You need liquid detergent, ammonia, water, rubbing alcohol, denatured alcohol and white vinegar.