Mineral Salts Natural Deodorant Stops Stink

Whether true or not, the information out there about aluminum-based deodorant’s affect on brains and memory is scary. Then, when stopping and thinking about putting a layer of aluminum-based chemicals and fragrances in our armpits, which are next to our lymph nodes and breasts, via a daily dosage of antiperspirant or deodorant, just seems a little bit crazy. Truly though, no one wants to stink.

It’s a fate worse than spinach stuck in your teeth.

So when I received free samples from Sprouts Farmers Market of a “natural deodorant,” skepticism arose… Here’s my review of Sprouts’ Mineral Salts Deodorant Native’s Natural Deodorant.

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Eliminates Body and Foot Odor?

Sprouts gave me a complimentary set of both the Mineral Salts Deodorant spray and the stone. When I first looked at them and read the label that they “eliminate body odor and foot odor,” I really doubted it. You see, I sweat. A lot. I walk everywhere, and I work up quite a wet armpit which even on its rosiest day, smells. Like most folks out there, I am not willing to let even the possibility of the slightest whiff of unpleasantness settle in.

Scars from 5th grade bullies rhyming my name “Chris” with, ah, well, unpleasant smells still run deep.

A Spray and a Stone

I set both products on the bathroom vanity, and to my surprise, my husband snatched the stone. He has done research on aluminum’s affect on Alzheimer’s, and unbeknownst to me, he’d been looking for an alternative solution to his Right Guard. He tried the stone first, and I followed his lead with the spray.

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The Sniff Test

After our first day, we did sniff tests on each other. Nothing. Nada. Not a stench to be had. I couldn’t believe it, nor could he. Granted the day had been cool, so not much sweating had occurred. The next day in blazing Denver heat, we gave the Mineral Salts Deodorant another try. Granted, this product is a deodorant (built to manage smell), not an antiperspirant (built to manage sweat). Even though our pits were wet from the heat, we didn’t stink. Nor did we stink after the sweat had dried into our t-shirts. Not even a glimmer of ill-smelling funk.

Buy Yourself Some Natural Deodorant

Thus, I’m sold. You’ll find me spritzing two sprays in the winter and cooler days the rest of the year. I’m thrilled that I no longer throw an aluminum-based stench killer into my armpits. Whether or not my new habits will prevent me from getting Alzheimer’s, I have no idea. But I do have to say that it just seems to make a lot of sense to use a natural product when available. Thus, I give Sprouts Mineral Salts Deodorant an A-. It’d get an A if it would also manage the wetness. Thank you Sprouts.



  1. Misty Foster

    Does it stain clothes? That’s why I quit using mainstream deoderants, I was tired of all my work clothes having white stains!

    • EatWalkLearn

      No, I have had no problem with staining clothes! Good luck.

    • Elizabeth Partida

      Been using and no stains on clothing. Love Sprouts Mineral Salt Spray.

    • Mel Lawyer

      I was leery of trying salt deodorant because it just seemed too simple. I walk 10 to 12 miles a day and though I sweat, there is no odor or staining of my clothes. I started using Sprouts mineral about 6 or 7 years ago with no regrets.

      • EatWalkLearn

        Yes, totally! I love the Sprouts version.

  2. Consumer 2,754,753,987

    If Sprouts won’t list ingredients, we won’t believe them.
    That goes for any product. If product won’t list ingredients, they are hiding them, or even they don’t know. Period.
    I put all such products back on the shelves immediately after complaining to the store for selling mystery products.
    Its a huge slap in the face of consumers, and so such business owners can go fly a kite. They don’t deserve any customers.

    • EatWalkLearn

      Me too! I only buy products with ingredient lists!

  3. Ernie

    What is the mineral salt contained in the deodorant spray?

    • EatWalkLearn

      I’m sorry, I don’t know how to answer that question. The label says, “Mineral salts” as the only ingredient. Perhaps a call to Sprouts could give you a more specific answer.


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