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12/18/14 6:43 P

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I've just started using Primal Pit, which was recommended by a friend. So far I really like it, and haven't had any long lasting rashes or bad reactions. The first week I had a slight rash but I think it more of a "detox" reaction. I've been using for about a month now. I found it on-line and has a few scents or non-scented.

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12/17/14 7:41 P

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This is a good topic. I've had trouble with getting rashes from the natural deodorants after a few days. I see some brands I haven't tried. Also, maybe I can try alternating. For me, it is the last bastion of not bunny friendly body product. I'd really like to get this one in line with ethical living.

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4/29/14 9:40 A

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I have found that I like aubrey organics high c. It seems to work all day. I do keep a bottle of Chrystal Essences Lavender & White tea in my purse in case I need to reapply but so far so good. I do live in Arizona though so that could change here in a few weeks. I have only been using natural deodorant for a few weeks now. I am slowly, slowly becoming more crunchy.
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5/15/13 3:32 P

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I'm late to this party, but thought I'd throw my 2 cents in anyway! I love the natural deodorant products by LUSH (www.lush.com and stores in the U.S. and Canada). I use their "T'eo" deodorant most days and even after a heavy sweat session at the gym, I smell fresh (the scent of the deodorant fades after awhile but then I just smell neutral - no stinkies!). I wouldn't recommend it right after shaving, though - on days when I shave my pits, I use their "Aromaco" deodorant, which is a solid, has a subtle patchouli and citrus scent and is gentle on your skin. All of their deodorants are aluminum-free and if I'm not mistaken, the majority of them are vegan as well. I know I sound like I work for them, but I don't - I just seriously LOVE their products. :)

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that sounds really cool.. i saw in a documentary that we need to sweat to get out the toxins.. we should be very careful about our deodorant because we don't want the sweat glands blocked and has an association with toxins and breast cancer, the blocked lymph nodes in the area.. worth checking out... good thread

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1/7/13 3:02 P

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I experimented and made homemade toothpaste and homemade deodarant. I was skeptical but thought it was worth trying. I have been pleasantly surprised. No odor or sweating for me. With that said, we are all different so hope it works for you. I use only a small amt.
Ingredients for homemade deodorant:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrow root powder OR corn starch
~5 tablespoons coconut oil (I ended up using 4 ˝ tbsp)
Directions for making homemade deodorant:
1. Combine baking soda and arrow root powder in a bowl and mix with a fork. 2. Start with about 4 tablespoons/one-fourth cup of coconut oil and add the coconut oil to the baking soda mixture, working into a paste. (I used the fork initially then used my hands and with the hands it came right together. I wouldn’t use more than 4 ˝ tbsp personally) Smells good. The deodorant will have somewhat of a play-dough consistency, and will be softer or harder depending on its temperature. You can put the deodorant into a small container with a lid,

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1/5/13 10:33 A

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I agree with Coach Nicole about Jason's with tea tree oil. That stuff really seems to work. I am trying some spray on cedar and sage and Weleda, but neither is as effective as Jason's. I will try some of the other ideas here as supplies dwindle and temperatures rise.

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Took me several trys of all the deodorants at my local health food stores ***WINNER*** NOW solutions ( used to be Lavalin ) 20% zinc oxide, antioxidant vitamins, plus grapefruit extract. One application can eliminate odor for days Contains no aluminum or artificial preservatives. Not tested on animals. I have used this stuff for years...a little dab will do ya. Try it - you will be pleasantly surprised ! The last time I bought some was back in May 2011 @ $6.99 for 2.3 oz

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I use Tom's Citrus. You can buy it in health food stores I believe but I bought it at Swanson.com


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5/7/11 11:23 P

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I did a year long experiment with rubbing alcohol and various essential oils, but in the end I went back to Tom's. I had to apply the homemade mix three or four times a day which was inconvenient.

Nothing can stop me from sweating, but the woodsy scents at least make me less unpleasant. The best I could do was to get away from the SpeedStick.

Maybe this is TMI?

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4/29/11 12:18 P

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I used to use Toms of Maine or Nature's Gate, but I switched to the salt crystal. I wouldn't recommend switching in the summer. I sweat so much that first summer, but since then the salt has worked great for me.
I find that now that I shave my armpits with an electric razor, I no longer have the itchiness problem. I think it had more to do with the closeness of the razor making my skin more sensitive.

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7/31/09 12:47 P

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During puberty and high school, when I was "pungent", I used neosporin as my deodorant, and I still do this on occasion. The antibacterial agent kills the bacteria that causes odor. But I'm not sure how "natural" that approach is, nor am I sure it is healthy to do for long term, but at least fluorocarbons aren't being emitted into the air....

As for natural antiperspirants.... not sure.

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Very interesting DOTSLADY!

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7/14/09 12:34 P

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I read online somewhere long ago that even rock salt had aluminum in it. ???

I don't know how convenient this is, but I use rubbing alcohol as a deodorant, not an anti-perspirant. I pour it on a cotton pad and rub down in the morning. I've also read you can spray it on your hands and simply rub it on as well. This obviously takes away extra bacteria and smell. I haven't done this, but maybe carry around alcohol swabs available near diabetic supplies at the drugstore. They're small, but wet enough for both pits. Just a thought.

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I do find that I have to reapply alcohol after exercise of course.

I found this blog with a search query of "alcohol deodorant" and the blogger suggests getting a small toiletry bottle to spray the alcohol. I did this actually for travel, but found that it empties rather quickly - the spray is convenient, however.

This blogger also had another recipe using udder cream and lavendar. She mentioned udder cream has propylene glycol, so don't know if that's a deal breaker. And I've never made this before so can't say how it works. I just thought it interesting.
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7/13/09 8:58 P

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No. I just use a tiny bit though.

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SUPERFIT5, does the baking soda clump up at all?

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You could try a product made by Aloha Bay - it's pure Himalayan rock salt in the shape and size of a bar of soap. You use it to wash and also as a deodorant. There's no alum in it like the rock crystal deodorant. But definitely don't use it right after you shave!

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6/28/09 1:45 P

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It helps if you rotate them frequently. I use Tom's, the rock salt, Nature's Gate, Burt's bees spray stuff, and occasionally nothing at all.
They will never make you sweat less, which imo, is a good thing. I want to be a sweat machine. It makes me cooler and my body happy.
But, I do need to shower frequently. By 24 hours, I'm beginning to have a mild odor, and by 48hrs, I definitely stink.



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Deoderants do not cause ur to sweat less. Antipersperants do this and I have yet to find a natural one!!!!

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The only one I like the effectiveness and texture of is Toms of Maine. However, it doesn't do enough in the summer time when it's 90+ and the humidity is above 90% here in Indiana. I go back to Degree in the summer time but use the Toms in the winter.

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6/22/09 10:07 P

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I use the crystal rock in the purple container and it has been working for me as a deodorant, but not as an anti-perspirant. It burns only if I use it after shaving my pits. I've also used the Floral deodorant by Dr. Hauschka. It works if you like the scent.
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I've done the salt crystal thing but like Nicole, I always get an irritated arm pit (mind you, just one, not both)that is sore and itchy. So now I just use the tiniest bit of baking soda and dust it on. You can also cut that with corn starch (50/50) if just the plain baking soda is too strong. The thing about this approach that I like (besides the fact that I don't stink) is that it's uber cheap and you probably already have this stuff in your kitchen. Tell her to try it for a few days before going out and buying another tube of stuff. It just may work!

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I have tried lots of natural deodorants and never had much luck. Some will work for a while, but most, after just a few weeks cause MAJOR irritation in my pits that burns and hurts. It's really weird. However, the best-working one I've found that I still use (off and on to avoid irritation) is Jason brand. It's a stick deodorant and it's a tea tree oil scent. Hope that helps. Good luck!

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Here's the situation; My girlfriend is a sweat making machine. She doesn't stink, but she sweats lol. We've been playing the trial and error game trying to find a natural deodorant that will work for her but haven't been having much luck so far. We have tried Tom's of Maine, Nature's Gate and the salt one that comes in the purple container. Has anyone had a good experience with a 'maximum strength' deodorant?

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