In business for more than 16 years, Deodorant Stones of America manufactures personal hygiene products that are easy on the environment and the skin. Deodorant Stones of America sells aluminum-free crystal deodorant stones, non-aerosol spray mists, chemical free roll-ons, push-ups, stick deodorants, and talc-free powders. DSA brand names include:
- Thai Crystal
- Pure & Natural
- Crystal Orchid
- Nature’s Crystal
- Nature’s Pearl
- Fresh Foot Crystal
Deodorant stones may be purchased online through the official Deodorant Stones of America website at www.deodorantstones.com. According to the official website, Deodorant Stones of America has sales in all 50 states and exports internationally to 30 countries.
Deodorant Stones of America and the Environment
In addition to contributing to a clean environment and eliminating harsh chemicals from its products, such as aluminum chlorohydrates and talc, the DSA plant is also environmentally friendly and Deodorant Stones of America never tests on animals. The company is a member of PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Deodorant Stones of America Contact Information
Deodorant Stones of America
9420 E. DoubleTree Ranch Rd. #C-101
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Deodorant Stones of America Statement on Potassium Alum
Deodorant Stones of America’s deodorant stones are made of potassium alum. It is a pure product made without the addition of chemicals, fragrances, oils or alcohol. The chemical formula for potassium alum is K2SO4Al2(SO4)324H20. Potassium alum is a colorless substance that forms octahedral or cubic crystals. Bauxite is the ore from which alum is drawn. It is formed by the rapid weathering of granitic rocks in warm, humid climates and can be purified and converted directly into alum. Potassium alum is soluble in seven times its weight of water at room temperature and is very soluble in hot water. When crystalline potassium alum is heated, some of the water of hydration becomes chemically separated, and the partly dehydrated salt dissolves in this water, so that the alum appears to melt at about 90 degrees C (approx. 392 degrees F), potassium alum swells up, loses all water, and becomes a basic salt called burn alum. Potassium alum has a density of 1.725.
Alum’s are used for a variety of uses including as a powerful astringent. If an aluminum compound, such as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium, which is very soluble, is used as an antiperspirant, that compound is readily absorbed. Once in the body, the aluminum portion of the molecule ionizes, forming free or radical aluminum (Al+++). This passes freely across cell membranes, and forms a physical plug, that when dissolved is selectively absorbed by the liver, kidney, brain, cartilage and bone marrow. It is this concentration of aluminum that has been the source of concern in the medical community and has prompted the research being done on ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and BREAST CANCER victims. Potassium alum molecules have a negative ionic charge, making it unable to pass through the cell wall. THEY ARE NOT ABSORBED. This is why our deodorants are safe to use and will not cause high levels of ALUMINUM in your system. ALUM and ALUMINUM are two different substances, with distinct chemical signatures. They possess different chemical properties which create different chemical attributes. –From the official Deodorant Stones of America website, www.deodorantstones.com