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Salt of the Earth Crystal Classic Deodorant paraben free unscented deodorant.
Salt of the Earth's flagship crystal deodorant, its praises sung by generations of adoring fans over 20 years. You’d think the Classic would get a bit conceited by now but no, Salt of the Earth's crystal deodorant remains principled, faithful and as hard working as ever. Your humble servant.
* Long lasting deodorant protections.
* No white marks.
* No animal testing.
* No animal ingredients.
* Free from aluminium chlorohydrate, parabens, triclosan, alcohol or CFCs.
* Does not suffocate pores.
MADE FROM NATURAL MINERAL SALTS
Salt of the Earth Classic is a natural crystal deodorant made from pure potassium alum. Potassium alum is a natural mineral salt that has been used as a natural deodorant for hundreds of years in the Far East. It works by leaving a microscopic layer of mineral salts on your skin. These mineral salts inhibit the growth of odour causing bacteria leaving you feeling fresh and scent free. Alum is fragrance free, colour free and does not block your skin's pores.
* 100% NATURAL
The Salt of the Earth Classic is made from natural mined alum crystal.
* UNISEX & UNSCENTED
Salt of the Earth Classic crystal deodorant is a great choice for both men & women. It has no scent so is a great choice for people sensitive to fragrance.
* SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 6+
With children starting to suffer from body odour at a younger age this crystal deodorant is a great choice.
* FREE FROM
This crystal deodorant is free from: Aluminium Chlorohydrate, Alcohol, CFC's, Propellents, Parabens, Perfumes, Triclosan, Mineral Oils.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A RANGE OF NATURAL DEODORANTS THAT KEEP YOU FRESH ALL DAY, USES 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND ARE KIND AND GENTLE TO YOUR SKIN? SALT OF THE EARTH NATURAL DEODORANTS CAN GIVE YOU ALL THIS AND MORE!
MULTI AWARD WINNING Natural Deodorants
The Salt of the Earth natural deodorants range has won over 16 awards in the last 4 years. Including 'Best Natural Deodorant' in The Green Parent Magazine Awards.
Long Lasting protection
Salt of the Earth deodorants are powered by natural mineral salts, plant extracts and natural deodorant actives that sit on your skin keeping you fresh all day.
No White Marks
Salt of the Earth Natural deodorants don't contain any of the antiperspirant ingredients that cause white marks on your clothes.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Salt of the Earth natural deodorants have been approved by the vegetarian society and the vegan society. Salt of the Earth Natural Deodorants are not tested on animals.
Suitable for Vegans.
ALUM - A TRADITIONAL NATURAL DEODORANT
Alum is an ingredient that features highly in all of Salt of the Earth's current range of natural deodorants. Alum has been used for many years, in the Far and Middle East, as a deodorant, astringent and basic antiperspirant. It is also used on cuts after shaving because of its styptic properties (stops bleeding and closes pores).
Alum is used in Salt of the Earth's deodorants for its antibacterial properties, which helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the skin. It is the bacteria which causes the bad smell. Some people find it also performs a basic antiperspirant function, but others don’t and so Salt of the Earth class it purely as a deodorant.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALUM AND ALUMINIUM
Many people get confused about Alum because the press talk about Aluminium being bad for us. Aluminium is the third most abundant element on the planet and we ingest it in large proportions every day in water and food. In fact, in some parts, its presence in water is the only thing that allows it to be drunk without harm. It is not particularly good for living organisms in the body so over eons we have evolved a particularly efficient and effective system for allowing naturally occurring Aluminium and its salt derivatives to pass through the body without effect.
However it is specific types of manmade Aluminium that have the health scares associated with them. Aluminium Chlorohydrate is a synthetic ingredient of antiperspirants/deodorants, designed to be absorbed into and to block the pores under the arms, to prevent perspiration. There have been some claims that there may be a connection between breast cancer and Aluminium Chlorohydrate but no real concrete evidence.
THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE NATURAL DEODORANT
Alum has a long history of safe use as a deodorant ingredient and is a traditional alternative to many modern deodorants. Salt of the Earth's natural crystal deodorant stones are made from just a solid moulded lump of crystallised alum, which is a naturally mined mineral salt.
THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALUM AND ALUMINIUM CHLOROHYDRATE
The Alum Salt of the Earth use in their deodorants occurs naturally, Aluminium Chlorohydrate is a synthetically made product.
THE ADVANTAGES OF SWEATING
Sweating is a physiological effect, which is why antiperspirants are covered by the OTC monographs in the USA and are quasi-drugs in Japan. Unfortunately in UK legislation there is no difference made between deodorants and antiperspirant. Salt of the Earth think that blocking the skins pores completely is not advisable and that the physiological action of the skin should be left intact as far as possible. Alums low degree of antiperspirant action means that your skins pores are not blocked completely, yet its high degree of antibacterial action mean that it acts as an effective deodorant and only partial antiperspirant.
DEODORANT AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS - A VERY REAL DIFFERENCE
Aluminium Chlorohydrate is an active antiperspirant ingredient, which offers a high degree antiperspirancy and low degree of deodorant function. It is used in many over the counter and prescription antiperspirant products. Alum has low degree of antiperspirancy and functions more as a deodorant than an antiperspirant.
HOW ALUMINIUM CHLOROHYDRATE WORKS
It is thought to work when aluminium ions are taken into the cells that line the eccrine-gland ducts at the opening of the epidermis in the top layer of the skin. As aluminium ions are drawn into the cells, there is water that passes in with them and causes the cells begin to swell and squeeze the ducts closed so that sweat cannot get out. There is a limit to the amount of water that each cell can accept and the cells reach a balance. Sweating stops until slowly the water escapes and the cellular swelling decreases and then the sweating process will resume. The process is dependent on the number of aluminium ions applied. The supposition that Aluminium Chlorhydrate blocks the pores is substantiated in the Merck Manual online “Aluminum chloride hexahydrate in a 6 to 20% solution in absolute ethyl alcohol is indicated for topical treatment of axillary, palmar, and plantar sweating; these preparations require a prescription. The solution blocks sweat ducts and is most effective when applied nightly and covered tightly with a thin polyvinylidene or polyethylene film; it should be washed off in the morning.” Reiber et al. 1995 also suggest that Aluminium chlorhydrate salt, is thought to form an obstructive plug of aluminium hydroxide within the sweat duct.
There possibility that Aluminium in antiperspirants can be absorbed through the skin has been suggested (Graves et al. 1990), but this hypothesis has not been clinically confirmed.