Spinoff: Natural Deodorants- Has anyone gotten the hang of them?

Just wanted to add that I experience no burning or irritation after applying Crystal deodorant immediately after shaving.
2b
conditioner - AOHR
shampoo - Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary Mint Tea Tree
styling products - KCCC, BRHG, Boots Curl Creme, Re:coil
Update: I tried the Aubrey and it did not work, although it didn't irritate my skin. Oh well. Back to my yummy tropical Suave deodorant.
I currently alternate with Suave and Secret but I often wonder if the chemicals pose any risk. When applied liberally, they work very well.

I tried to go all-natural in deodorants before, but so far not so good. I first tried Tom's of Maine's lavender deodorant (gel-like stick) last year. Even though it smelled great (like a fresh field of lemongrass-floral goodness) it started to feel funny then eventually caused an uncomfortable burning/friction/sticky sensation, irritating my armpits badly (it was a super-red rash with dry, peely, burning skin). In the trash it went.

After that, I tried Aubrey Organics E Plus High C. It's a roll-on that smells nice and works well. However, I started to get that uncomfortable sensation on my skin after a couple days of using it, so I switched to my chemical deodorants just in time to save my skin from another trauma.

My guess is that the alcohols, such as "natural grain alcohol", are causing my skin to react. Is there a trick to using these deodorants? Like waiting for it to airdry? Has anyone else had good/bad luck with these? I don't want to waste my AO but it smells so good!
Originally Posted by Fuschia Dreams
I know this is old, but I wish I would have paid attention to this before I bought the same deodorant on Tuesday. I remember seeing this post, but not thinking anything of it because I'm not allergic to anything, so I thought it wouldn't happen to me.

It was fine the first time, but the second time it got red and started to sting. I applied more the next morning (hoping it was just a fluke) but the same thing happened. I had not shaved in about 24 hours, so I don't think it was from shaving.

I do have a Kiss My Face roll-on that I tried tonight with no problem. I also have Jason's tea tree scent. I bought a few at once since I figured it would take a few different types for me. I'm still really disappointed because the lavender smelled so nice at first! Oh! And after the burning, I still don't think it worked very well. I felt smelly after yoga. Ick!
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

Products:
9/02/08 Went CG
05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

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Last edited by QuirkyYogini; 09-03-2008 at 11:46 PM. Reason: clarification
Success! I tried the Kiss My face unscented roll-on and it's great! It doesn't smell, but that's OK. It actually withstands my intense cardio workouts (I sweat a LOT) and a full day in a Florida summer. I'm impressed!
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

Products:
9/02/08 Went CG
05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

http://public.fotki.com/QuirkyYogini/



Earth Science liken plant herbal scent is not bad. There is no stinging, a nice light neutral scent, and enough protection for a low-exertion day. But any kind of working out or exercise, or unchecked temperature control @ work.. then i am much more comfortable going back to Dove.
Has anyone tried this?

http://www.vitacost.com/Byly-Deodorant-Cream-0-9-oz

I just ordered it but have not tried it yet.
I have been using Tom's Apricot deodorant for a little while now, and have had no problems with it. As Viola mentioned, this too is more for a low exertion day; for days that I might be out and may work up a bit of a sweat, I would go with something stronger. The exception being of course if I am working out, since I will smell no matter what and that is to be expected.
I'd like to use the naturals too, but they just don't work for me. Guess I'm just too funky by nature.
I used Queen Helene Aloe for several years, but the price got to be ridiculous at my local health food store. So I had to locate a different one online.

I found several reasonably priced, highly rated ones at Vitacost.com. I bought Jason Tea Tree, and so far, so good. But I've only had it a short while. Not sure how it will stand up to stressful situations.

Have to mention that I tried Jason Apricot several years ago, and it did not work on me -- almost as bad as using nothing. And Tom's really irritated my skin.
shoulder-length 3a/b, depending on weather and products (or lack of products!)
All the natural deodorants I have tried don't work (as far as keeping the smell down, and the sweat). Tom's included. So I use Mitchum's, even though it isn't natural, it is by far the best out there that isn't natural. When I switched to showering at night, I didn't have to worry about whether it burned under my arms after shaving.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
It does take about a month to adjust, I think. I've been using the crystal since mid-June. It was ok. It lasted most of the day, but then again it was a 100-degree summer in Texas.

I missed having an actual smell, so I added on a vegan deodorant from an etsy seller that is amazing! The smell never fades, and it smells so good! I've tried pink cupcake, which really did smell like cupcakes, and black raspberry vanilla, which is now my favorite. Her site seems to be down, but I really recommend checking it out when she gets up and running again.

I use the crystal at night after showering, and the vegan stick in the morning. I still sweat, but it doesn't bother me. None of the traditional antiperspirants helped that for me, and at least this routine is natural and keeps me from smelling after a long day of running back and forth acrosss campus in the Texas heat!
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