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Why Put Aluminum in Your Armpits If You Can Use MoM?

Today is the last day of the long-awaited LABOR DAY SALE for Aluminum-Free MoM Roll-on Deodorants from The People's Pharmacy. Save 20%!
Why Put Aluminum in Your Armpits If You Can Use MoM?
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Have you been looking for a sale on our MoM (milk of magnesia) deodorant? We usually celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day sale. We couldn’t do that this year because we were transferring ur MoM deodorants from one warehouse to another. Folks were disappointed that there was no sale to celebrate the end of summer. Better late than never, though. Here is a special MoM sale on all our 2-ounce deodorants. The special code is LD20 to get a 20% savings!

What Is MoM and Why Should It Be YOUR Deodorant?

Aluminum is required in all antiperspirants. That’s the FDA mandate. Any company that tries to sell an antiperspirant without aluminum will have its products removed from the marketplace.

Deodorants, on the other hand, do not have to have aluminum. As far as we can tell, we were the first makers of a milk of magnesia deodorant. We learned about the benefit of magnesium from readers of our nationally syndicated newspaper column. The very first message came from a woman on vacation.

She used milk of magnesia on the recommendation of her taxi driver:

“I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!”

Since that fateful message we have heard from readers from all over the world:

“My family has used milk of magnesia as a deodorant for 60 years since Cuba.  That is what everyone used, even before the revolution. My family still uses it today in the United States, since it’s better than any deodorant.

“This is old news for us!”

What’s Wrong with Aluminum?

Neuroscientists have been describing aluminum as a neurotoxin for years.

An article in the journal Neurotoxicology (Sept. 2, 2021) notes: 

“Oral administration of aluminum to rodents recapitulates several neuropathological alterations and cognitive impairment, being considered a convenient tool for testing the efficacy of new therapies for dementia.”

Writing in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Aug. 27, 2021) the authors state: 

“We previously reported that aluminum (Al) can cause a range of neurotoxic injuries including progressive irreversible synaptic structural damage and synaptic dysfunction, and eventually neuronal deaths. Mechanism of Al-induced electrophysiological and neuronal connectivity changes in neurons may indicate damage to the neuronal network.”

And then there is this from an article in Advances in Neurotoxicology (Feb. 11, 2021)

“The growing body of data demonstrate the potential role of Al exposure and its neurotoxicity as contributors to a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders.”

Aluminum Absorption Remains a Question:

We cannot say with any certainty that aluminum poses a risk when applied to underarms daily for decades. That’s because there are no such long-term studies. There is contradictory research regarding aluminum skin absorption when antiperspirants are used for short periods of time.

A review article in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research International (Sept. 2021) offers this about skin exposure: 

“Antiperspirants contain aluminum since they can block sweat secretion by plugging the gland. Aluminum is not only present in antiperspirants; in fact, it is one of the components in many cosmetics products such as makeup, creams, and mud from the Dead Sea.

“Therefore, the human body is dermally exposed to Al by applying antiperspirants and cosmetic products. Specifically, aluminum chlorohydrate is an important ingredient present in many antiperspirant brands to treat hyperhidrosis. The frequent use of these items means that Al is accumulated in the body. As mentioned previously, Al is a toxic metal which has been linked to AD and other neurological disorders, and in the long-term contributes to bone toxicity. Hence, measuring the concentration of Al in antiperspirants and cosmetics and how much absorbed by the skin is of great necessity to ensure safe dermal use of these products. Unfortunately, there are only very few studies concerned with dermal exposure to Al.”

Why Not Try Magnesium?

Magnesium is essential for good health. Without adequate levels of magnesium, we would be vulnerable to irregular heart rhythms, muscle cramps and depression. Other symptoms of magnesium deficiency include weakness, confusion and nausea.

We believe our milk of magnesia deodorants are among the very first such products introduced to the world. There are now other companies marketing magnesium-based products, but we would like to think ours is still the best. It was formulated by one of the country’s foremost natural products chemists.

Loyal Fans Praise our MoM Deodorants:

David says it works:

“Here’s a product that actually does what it says it will do. It prevents perspiration odor all day long and is non-irritating. What more could you ask for?”

Joaquin makes his own:

“I have used milk of magnesia for about 18 years with great results.

The way I use it is diluting it with water at 50% then pouring 2 to 3 ml in to the bottle cup to apply it under my arm. Works great. No messy at all.

“It was recommended by my Dermatologist in 1995.”

We were thrilled to learn that a dermatologist was recommending milk of magnesia as a deodorant. If you are not inclined to make it, though, we would love to offer you our Labor Day sale (LD20) a few weeks late.

Paul offers this testimonial:

“My wife and I have been using MoM for several years and it works better than any natural deodorant we’ve ever used. We did try milk of magnesia from the bottle which does work, but takes time to apply and is messy, and has additives that we don’t want to absorb daily, so your product is pure and great. Our only quibble is that we wish it were a bit cheaper as it is one of the most expensive natural deodorants out there.”

The Milk of Magnesia (MoM) (Late) Labor Day Sale:

We have been surprised to discover that there are now several natural magnesium-based deodorants that are much more expensive than The People’s Pharmacy MoM body care products. Our deodorants are made in America! We have tried to keep the price down and that is why we are offering our belated Labor Day sale: LD20.

You can now buy our unscented Aluminum-Free MoM Roll-on Deodorant


Herbal Fragrance MoM Aluminum-Free Roll-on Deodorant
(This is labeled “scented for men” but many women love this fragrance)


Women’s MoM Aluminum-Free Roll-on Deodorant

Can’t make up your mind? Why not try the Sampler with all three options (unscented, herbal fragrance and a natural floral scent).

We cannot offer the economy-sized MoM deodorant or the two economy-sized MoM deodorants because they are already discounted. Sorry! Only the 2-oz MoM deodorants are eligible for the late Labor Day Sale. Keep in mind the sale ends on Sept. 24, 2021.


To save 20% on our belated Labor Day sale you will need to put the special discount code into the “Gift card or discount code” box when you check out. Don’t forget to hit the Apply button. Here is the CODE: LD20.

That stands for Labor Day 20. To get the discount, though, you will need to use LD20 when you check out.

Thank you for your patience. Sorry it took us awhile to make this sale available. It will last until September 24, 2021. Why not tell your friends about this opportunity to get a great aluminum-free deodorant and save 20%?

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About the Author
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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