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Old 04-08-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
 
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Default Natural deodorant/anti-perpsirant suggestions?

That actually works?

I have been slowly switching to all natural personal care products (as my old stuff runs out) and I am finding that my natural cocobetaine soap does not completely wash off my current (very not natural) deodorant.

The challenge is that I do not "glow", I sweat so the stuff has to really work (I have tried the crystal, no good).
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
 
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hey this topic has come up LOTS of times before.

do an advanced search on natural AND deodorant and you'll find some really good threads. many are in the non-hair discussion forum.

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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I've used Tom's and it burned and irritated my underarms. I switched to J/A/S/O/N organic deordorant and had no problems.

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Sadly there are no natural anti-persperants that I know of. There are natural deodorants that make the sweat not smell, but if you sweat as much as I do it will still break on through to the other side of your shirt.
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J/A/S/O/N made me smell worse. So gross.
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I tried Oyin's funk butter and liked it until it started irritating my underarms. Now I'm using Tom's apricot deodorant which not only smells yummy but helped me get over the irritation from Oyin.
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what about Kill It Dead from the Chicken Poop company???



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No natural products worked for me until I found something called Lavilin. It's a white cream that comes in a little pot.
http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Lavilin-...7708802&sr=8-1

Pros:
It really works
It lasts 2 or more days - you don't have to reapply everyday
It isn't even remotely stinky like some other naturals
The white stuff doesn't get on your clothes
Available online or at Whole Foods

Cons:
It isn't an antiperspirant
It's a little expensive, at $9-15 a crack, but it does last awhile.
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I tried Oyin's funk butter and liked it until it started irritating my underarms. Now I'm using Tom's apricot deodorant which not only smells yummy but helped me get over the irritation from Oyin.
Oh I hope that works for me. I just bought this yesterday (it's funny how timely some threads can be) because on one underarm I have this itchy irritation so I picked up this deoderant to try out.
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I tried Oyin's funk butter and liked it until it started irritating my underarms.
I had the same thing happen to me when I used the Oyin Funk Butter (unscented). I loved the product until that started happening.

I switched to Weleda spray deodorant. Works well for me on odor. I find that I don't perspire as much as I thought I would without the "antiperspirant" part of this product. I tried the Rose scent but didn't love it. I like the Citrus scent much better.
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I find that I don't perspire as much as I thought I would without the "antiperspirant" part of this product.
I agree. When I switched to a non-aluminum deodorant I was afraid I'd start sweating buckets but surprisingly that's not the case. Then again, summer isn't here yet so that may be the true test for me.
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I tried Oyin's funk butter and liked it until it started irritating my underarms. Now I'm using Tom's apricot deodorant which not only smells yummy but helped me get over the irritation from Oyin.
Oh I hope that works for me. I just bought this yesterday (it's funny how timely some threads can be) because on one underarm I have this itchy irritation so I picked up this deoderant to try out.
You picked up the Tom's? I really like it. On Monday I used Oyin only to get itchies and redness an hour later. On Tuesday I used Tom's and by mid-afternoon the redness was gone. This morning there isn't any redness and the irritation bumps I had have disappeared.
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Yes - I picked up the Toms yesterday. I used it the first time this a.m and already it feels better. Mine was red and itchy.

I do not know what is causing it - it's only one side and I have not changed anything. My skin (all of it) has been very testy lately so who knows.
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Thanks Ladies, as usual you are a fountain of information. I am going to try the lush first (because of the discount right now), then probably Dr. Hansk... however that is spelled, possibly the Wella if I have to -
I am someone who sweats through mitchium anti-perspriant so we will see if this experiment works. Fingers crossed.
BTW, the first ingredient in Mitchum is water, the second is cyclopentasiloxane. So now I know it seems like I have to exfoliate the stuff off. *wishing I read the back of the tube sooner*
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if you ever want to try crystal deodorant again, i've found that it does work for me if i layer it. i use Crystal Body brand crystal stick deodorant first and apply a couple layers. then i spritz on the Naturally Fresh brand spray mist, as insurance.

either one alone doesn't work well, but together, they work perfectly.

i tried tom's and weleda but i prefer something unscented, cheap and totally non-irritating.
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the key w/ natural deo so that you do not get irritation is to NOT apply them immediately after shaving. natural deos contain salts (to stomp out the odor)....so if you shave then apply you will get welts or itching or general irritation. the key is to shave maybe at night, sleep then by the next morning you're good to go. you can't shave and go w/ natural deos....sorry!

i wear kiss my face unscented rollon and it WORKS!!!! scents turn weird...the unscented is fabulous. i sweat like a pig at the gym and it works and honestly i don't have sweaty arm issues even though it's not an anti-persperant (unless i'm in the gym in which case i sweat)....
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I think skin sheds off so much that cones are not really an issue. Especially if you shave that's probably more than enough exfoliation.
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the key w/ natural deo so that you do not get irritation is to NOT apply them immediately after shaving. natural deos contain salts (to stomp out the odor)....so if you shave then apply you will get welts or itching or general irritation. the key is to shave maybe at night, sleep then by the next morning you're good to go. you can't shave and go w/ natural deos....sorry!
I've been able to use Tom's right after I shave with no irritation whatsoever. When I was using the Oyin, I tried it out and the first time there wasn't irritation, but there definitely was stinging after the 2nd time around. The Tom's I'm using is called the long-lasting deodorant stick and there isn't any salt listed in the ingreds. Rather, they use zinc ricinoleate, glyceryl laurate, hops, and caprylic/capric triglyceride for odor.
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I use Crystal Body deodorant roll-on and it keeps my dry and unstinky all day/night. I can use it for 3 days straight, and use Tom's for the next 3 days. If I only used Tom's I can smell myself at around 4-5pm. If I use Crystal all the time, I actually get too dry.
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the key w/ natural deo so that you do not get irritation is to NOT apply them immediately after shaving. natural deos contain salts (to stomp out the odor)....so if you shave then apply you will get welts or itching or general irritation. the key is to shave maybe at night, sleep then by the next morning you're good to go. you can't shave and go w/ natural deos....sorry!

The no-shaving-before-deodorant thing wouldn't work for us light-skinned dark-haired folks. If I shave at night, I have a 5 o'clock shadow by morning.
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