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Glad you found something that worked for you.



Jackie
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6/12/12 11:46 P

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I recently sent this letter of thanks to a member here for helping me to find an answer to my question about natural deoderants:

Hi RBrown!

A few months ago I asked the group about natural deoderants and several were suggested, but you were the only person to recommend Thai Crystal Deoderant Stone. A few weeks ago I was finally able to go to a natural foods store and find some. It is working great for me and, like you said, appears that it's gonna last a long time! So I just wanted to thank you for suggesting that and helping me out so much!

On the surface it may seem a bit silly to go to so much trouble to thank someone for deoderant, but since my brother passed away from cancer three years ago I'm trying to avoid as many unnatural things as I can---so for me to learn of a natural product like this from you that is actually working great for me means a lot!

I want to post a thanks on the group site too, to kinda educate others about how well the product is working for me, to encourage them to try it too.

Thanks again!
Terry


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I've been fine with the Alba lavender one (though I haven't seen it for sale lately), and I also like the Green Beaver Wild Yam one. Green Beaver is sold here: www.greenbeaver.com/body/deod
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d-yam-natural-deoodorant.html


Buy two and pop one into your purse if you find they don't last all day- as they're natural it's fine to re-apply.

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I've been using an unscented Tom's deodorant, which worked great the first few days I used it just on its own, but a few days ago it was not working so well. So, if I feel like I need to, I've just been swiping my underarms with a mix of tea tree oil and vitamin E oil before applying the deodorant. I think in the summer months I'll use lavender oil. The key thing to remember is that the smells of BO come from bacteria.

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3/18/12 9:41 A

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A lot of the homemade products use Witch Hazel as the main ingredient. But for me I don't like it's smell and it just does not do the job. Wish there was something homemade one could easily make and use, but I tried several "recipes" for homemade deoderant and was disapointed in them all. (And I don't believe I have "excessive" B.O. or anything...just normal...and yet the homemade stuff could not take care of it.)

Will probably try to get the "stone" deoderant and try that out---sounds facinating!

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3/18/12 3:24 A

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Great thread! I also tried some different things (Tom's of Maine, Jason) years ago but found they didn't really work for me. I'm thinking it may be time to try out some of these suggestions and report back. Weleda products, in general, I've found to be really great. (And, this is slightly off topic, but I've seen sample sizes of their wonderful "Skin Food" lotion at Target, as well as at my local natural food store.)

Eating well and moving around feels great!
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3/17/12 7:48 P

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Well, I gave the Natural Grooming Musk a trial run this morning: the scent is wonderful but, for me, it was a PROperspirant!

The awesomest thing about the Yugo is that it also absorbs wetness, as it's made with rice powder. emoticon

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VV, same here: Alba and I were not a good combination! My favorite is Tom's apricot "flavor" (yes, yes, YES, I know it's a scent, not a flavor!; interestingly, other varieties seem to go stinkier sooner, at least for me), though it is definitely NOT anti-perspirant. But that's for the best, because I want the sweat and toxins leaving my body, anyway. When I used regular drug store deo, I think it actually made me sweat more. Gross.

The real trick is finding something to soak it up between your pits and your shirt, lol. Maxi pad, maybe? emoticon

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3/17/12 4:53 P

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I have yet to find an effective all natural deodorant. I've tried using the crystal, Jason (huge failure for me), Tom's, Desert Essence, and Alba.

I made the choice to go car-less last year, which means I do a lot more walking/sweating than I used to. I'm really curious to try one of the cream deodorants that I've seen from vegan bath and body sellers on Etsy.

Has anyone tried a cream formula?

Anything that has to be reapplied throughout the day is a no-go.

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I've been using a direct sales product from Ava Anderson Non-Toxic. It's actually a toner but the witch hazel & yucca make it effective as a deodorant. Vegan and all natural. Been nervous to test it out in a workout but since I am almost out of the stuff I have been using I will need to do that this week.

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3/16/12 9:42 P

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"I have only used the Thai deoderant stone. It only costs around $7 and last for years."

That definitly would fit into my budget rather well, then! Ha! But I'm pretty sure our local Wal Mart here doesn't sell it (I'm in the country and have learned Wal Marts can tend to cater to the needs of their local customers...so they don't always have a certain item that other stores do. But maybe I can order it at their on-line store and have it shipped there.)

Is that the name of the product: Thai Deoderant Stone? Thanks for making us aware of this product!

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That sounds great! Is it in with the deodorants or somewhere else?

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For the last 10 years or more I have only used the Thai deoderant stone. It only costs around $7 and last for years. You can buy it at any regular health food store. Years ago I bought one at Walmart...I know I was shocked too. Anyways after showering rub it all over your under arm and even if you sweat you won't stink because the salts prevent bacteria from growing. LOVE IT! It works for me...LOL :-)

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Good thread, Terry.
I tried a natural deodorant years ago, don't remember the name, but I do remember it didn't work very well for me. I tend to need something fairly strong, especially since getting close to menopause age.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I may have to try some of these out.

Jackie
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Wow, thanks for all the suggestions, folks! Kinda leaning towards Mrs. Jocco's hubby's preference of "Natural Grooming", but I want to write down all the brand names and see what's available in this area. Thanks!

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Good thread. I was just thinking about this the other day. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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I use Weleda Wild Rose spray-on deodorant. I bought it at Whole Foods and you can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Weleda-Wild-Rose-Deo
dorant-1-02/dp/B0009CNRL8

It's very strong at first but that fades. You can also put it on after you smell to neutralize odor (though there are some smells this thing can't cover up, I put this thing to it's limit yesterday :P ).

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You're right. I wrote the wrong thing. It is a deodorant... My bad.



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I also use the roll on type of the Crystal brand. But it's a deodorant and NOT an antiperspirant!
In my usual everyday life it's works ok, but if I know I'm going to be sweating a lot, I have to resort to regular commercial brands.

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I use the Crystal brand spray antiperspirant. My husband says it's not strong enough for him, but I have never found it to be anything less than adequate. I've read that vegetarians smell better than meat eaters, not sure if that's true, but maybe that's another reason it works better for me!



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I like Hugo Naturals www.hugonaturals.com/products/catego
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, but my husband doesn't because it's a little waxy for unshaved pits. emoticon

He likes Natural Grooming, by Herban Cowboy www.amazon.com/Herban-Cowboy-Deodora
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-2-8oz-sticks/dp/B000OP3R74


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I have very sensitive skin, and it has been a challenge finding a good deodorant. However, I really like the Natural Liquid Rock paraben free and fragrance free deodorant by Kiss My Face. It is also free of aluminum chlorhydrate. It keeps me odor free. I buy it at Whole Food Market, but I notice it is available at vegan essentials and several other online stores.

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Hi folks! I wanted to talk about that "embarrising problem of underarm odor" (dont I sound like a commercial!) I've been trying to find something natural. The "unnatural" kinds of storebought deoderant work just fine for me...but I got to worring about all those chemicals in them.

So several months back I made some homemade deoderants from "recipes" on the net. None of them worked very well.

Recently tried one I found at Wal Mart called "Naturally Fresh" that has all natural ingredients. It last all of four hours, and then it's odor protecting ability is gone!

Wish I could find something natural that actually would last at least one day, but for now I've gone back to Dial deoderant, which works great, but who knows what's in the stuff!

Any of you had success with anything natural?

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