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Unscented Aluminum-Free MoM Deodorant Back in Stock!

We apologize! We have a hard time keeping our unscented aluminum-free milk MoM deodorant in stock. The economy-size is back with FREE SHIPPING! Order now.

A lot of loyal fans of our aluminum-free unscented milk of magnesia (MoM) deodorant have been disappointed that we ran out of the economy-size several weeks ago. This product is so popular that we have a hard time keeping in stock. 

Why Aluminum-Free MoM?

In case you have not heard the story before, here is a quick summary of the history of how aluminum-free MoM came to be. Around 14 years ago we received a letter from a woman who had been on vacation in Brazil. She left home without an antiperspirant or deodorant. The hot, humid climate left her sweaty and smelly.

While riding in a cab to buy a deodorant, a cab driver told her that milk of magnesia was what Brazilians used. She bought some and was surprised at how helpful it was.

Here was her message to our readers:

“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!”

How The People’s Pharmacy Aluminum-Free MoM Got Its Start:

Over the last 14 years hundreds of people let us know that milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) was great as a deodorant. Another reader told us that MoM has been used in Cuba for more than 60 years to control body odor.

She said:

“My family still uses it today in the United States, since it’s better than any deodorant.”

We tried milk of magnesia ourselves and were pleased with the results. But there were some downsides to sloshing this liquid laxative on our arm pits.

In those days, most liquid milk of magnesia products came with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) as a preservative. We didn’t like putting even small doses of bleach on our delicate arm pits. In addition, the liquid milk of magnesia was runny. Trying to slosh it on was a bit challenging. Having it run down the side of the chest was also unpleasant.

We contacted Chuck, a renowned natural products chemist and asked him if he could make us a roll-on version of milk of magnesia as a deodorant without the bleach preservative. As far as we can tell, that was the first milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) deodorant in the world. Since then other companies have tried to create a magnesium-based product, but we do not think anyone has improved upon The People’s Pharmacy Aluminum-Free MoM Roll-On deodorant.

One recent comment:

One reader wrote this in response to a recent article about the association between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Jan. 13, 2020)

This comes from Dr. Frank:

“You are to be commended not only for this article, but for not using it to overtly shill for The People’s Pharmacy MoM Deodorant…so I will! I am a retired ICU physician, not a neurologist, and have followed this concern with interest.

“I began using your aluminum-free MoM roll-on before some of this recent research because it didn’t irritate my skin and was more effective than the deodorant “rocks.” It was also more effective for my teenage son. Even if future research doesn’t support an aluminum-AD link, I‘ll keep using it!

“BTW, I have found it useful for controlling skin eruptions caused by candida in hair follicles (candida folliculitis) that sometimes follows oral antibiotic use.” Doctor Frank

We really appreciate Dr. Frank’s support. Here is a link to the article we wrote that Dr. Frank was responding to:

Aluminum and Alzheimer’s: The Connection Gets Stronger!
Most people like aluminum. It is light and strong. The mineral salts are found in all antiperspirants. But is there an association between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease?

If you have not tried MoM, there are three options:

Unscented Economy-Sized MoM. If you buy our bundle of two you get FREE SHIPPING! You save two ways. First, the larger, economy-size costs 16% less per ounce. And second you save on shipping. Here is a link. Please…one order of two MoMs per customer. The free shipping offer only applies to one order of this bundle.

Perhaps you prefer a scent in your deodorant. We’ve got you covered! Although we have called our two fragrances Men’s and Women’s MoM, plenty of people like both. They come in handy 2 oz. sizes, convenient for traveling.

Here is a link to Women’s MoM (Milk of Magnesia) Aluminum-Free Roll-on Deodorant.

And Here is a link to Men’s MoM (Milk of Magnesia) Aluminum-Free Roll-on Deodorant. BTW, women find this pleasant herbal fragrance terrific. It’s not just for men!

Finally, an apology. We are still out of our unscented 2 oz. MoM. And Jennifer took us to task:

She gave us 5 stars for the product and said:

“Bring back the unscented travel size!
“The small size is perfect for air travel! So disappointed that you don’t offer the unscented version.”

We have a hard time keeping the travel-size 2-oz. product in stock. But we promise it is on the way. We hope to have it back in the shopping cart within two weeks. In the meantime, why not try the unscented 2-bottle economy-sized and take advantage of free shipping? Again, please limit yourself to one order of two bottles at this link.

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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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