Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Crystal Stick Deodorant: Apparently it's nothing

Knowing my preference for unscented products, my mom just gave me a stick of Crystal Stick Natural Body Deodorant. There seems to be a contradiction between the ingredients list and the hype of the product on the back of the container. 

No doubt in an effort to appeal to those who believe that "chemicals" are bad and “natural” things are good, the description says: "Crystal Stick™ Body Deodorant is made of natural mineral salts and is completely free of perfumes and chemicals.” Oka-a-a-y. 

Since all matter, including pure water and air, are composed of chemicals, I’m left wondering what could possibly be in the container. A vacuum perhaps? 

Ah, no. “Contains: Natural Mineral Salts, Ammonium Alum,” which are chemical substances. Uh-oh. Alert the "chemicals are bad for you" folks.

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