Product review: What’s in your deodorant?

Conventional antiperspirants and deodorants are a toxic mess:

“I am not sure why anyone in their right mind would want to spray a 25 per cent solution of aluminium under their arms everyday. We are worried about a trace of aluminium in a cooking pan that might cause Alzheimer’s, so why do we shave our underarms and apply a 25 per cent solution to that area every single day? It is absolute madness. People need to understand what is really in a pot of under arm cosmetics. It is just a toxic mess really!”

– Dr Philippa Darbre, Senior Lecturer in Onocology, The University of Reading

There are plenty of alternatives without the nasties. Here are some that I have tried over the last year:

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