Thai Crystal Deodorant products are 100% pure and natural, made from the best natural rock-crystal stone available. Over 10 million have been sold by our supplier, Deodorant Stones Of America, over for the past 19 years.
They are free of paraben and aluminum chlorohydrate, made from potassium alum. This is NOT aluminum that when absorbed by your body might clog pores and cause disease.
Potassium Alum is not Aluminum... and is not Dangerous
Potassium Alum and Aluminum are two different substances, with distinct chemical signatures. They possess different chemical properties which create different chemical attributes.
Thai Crystal Deodorant products are made from potassium alum. It is a pure mineral product made without the addition of chemicals, fragrances, oils or alcohol. The chemical formula for potassium alum is K2SO4Al2(SO4).324 H2O. Potassium alum is a colorless substance that forms octahedral or cubic crystals. It is a powerful astringent.
Bauxite is the ore from which alum is drawn. It is formed by the rapid weathering of granite 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.
Most commercial deodorants & antiperspirants use compounds such as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. They are very soluble and readily absorbed into your body. Once in your 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 your 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 dementia and tumors victims.
Thai Crystal Deodorant Products... 100% Pure & Natural, Safe and Effective
The potassium alum molecules in Thai Crystal Deodorant products have a negative ionic charge, making them unable to pass through your cell walls. They are not absorbed. This is why our deodorants are safe to use and will not cause any toxicity in your system.
With a long history and a variety of uses, Potassium Alum has remained a vital part of health care. Thai Crystal Deodorant has perfected the production of an all natural crystal of potassium alum that is 100% effective, economical and safe to use on our bodies. Doctors from well known medical facilities such as the Mayo Clinic have recommended potassium alum crystals for their patients with inflamed skin. The Walter Reed Army Hospital recommends Thai Crystal Deodorant stone and mists for their post operative cancer patients who are receiving radiation treatment. Imagine: modern medicine using an ancient, safe and pure form of protection!
The History of Potassium Alum for Deodorant Use
With a long history and a variety of uses, Potassium Alum has remained a vital part of industry and health care. Deodorant Stones Of America has perfected the production of an all natural crystal of potassium alum that is highly effective, economical and safe to use on our bodies.
The first recorded use of Potassium Alum was in ancient China and Egypt for its body odor reducing effects. At 100 A.D. Roman historian Plinius documented the manufacturing of Alumen Romanum through the repeated dissolving of potassium alum slates in water. The resulting large crystals were mainly used to relieve internal inflammations.
In the 8th century, the first standardized production of alum through multiple crystallization took place in Mesopotamia. These high quality crystals were called Alumen De Rocca. In 1248 AD a large alum factory was built in Naples. Their production of high grade potassium alum crystal was used for medicinal purposes, while industrial grade potassium alum was used for tanning leather and early commercial production of paper.
Giovanni de Castro founded the famous alum factory of Vatican in 1458. This gave the Pope the monopoly of alum production, which was enjoyed until the 16th century, when a large number of alum factories opened in Germany. In the 17th century, alum production began in England. In 1777, French chemist A.L. Lavoisier gave the first correct description of Kali-Alum, which is still produced in Europe and used primarily in industrial purposes.
We are finding that we get the best results using the ancient, safe and pure form of protection. We have come full circle to know that we have a lot to thank our ancestors for teaching us.