Taste Test: It’s the pits

Alexandra Finkel

Amid rumors that the chemicals in drugstore deodorants are dangerous, one of our writers was brave enough to take the all-natural route. What a hippie.

I was seven years old when I was first exposed to deodorant. My mom insisted I wear it, but my grandma disagreed because she said it was unhealthy and would eventually lead to my death. Although I never listened to her, it turns out granny wasn’t totally crazy. For years, rumors have circulated that the aluminum found in