Ted Alflen in Pampano Beach, FL. was concerned about aluminum in deodorants when his mother-in-law passed away from breast cancer. He founded TCCD International in 1991 and began producing and distributing non-aluminum-containing deodorants and roll-ons based on naturally-occurring mineral crystals. He developed The Pet Crystal, recognizing its usefulness in eliminator odors. Nutraceutical acquired the products in October, 2013 from TCCD International and incorporated the Pet Crystal into the ActiPet® line.