I can't wear deodorant anymore!

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Maybe you are washing too frequently? I have all sorts of skin sensitivities and I find if I wash too many times in one day it makes it worse. I wash my face at night to take off makeup but in the mornings I only wipe with a warm washcloth in the shower....no cleanser. It was drying me out too much, even with the most sensitive cleansers, and causing irritation. Same thing with rest of my body. I only use a cleanser once a day (aveeno skin relief). Otherwise just warm water. I have the same challenges with deodorant. Coconut oil works pretty well. I use it all over because of the moisture it gives me. Just give it time to absorb before you put clothes on as it can make a oily spot. I won't say its superb on its own for deodorant but better than clawing my skin off. Skin sensitivites suck.

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Originally Posted by Rednaturalcurls
Thanks for the tips! I'm washing twice a day because it gets smelly... Hopefully the coconut oil will give the skin some happiness tonight
My brother and I recently did some shopping together and as it turns out, he switched to Lush deodorant since he's started running (armo-something?) and LOVES it.

I think the popular Etsy deodorant is Soapwalla. I haven't tried it, but I've been meaning to.

Also, Aveno anything (except the packets of colloidal oatmeal) will make me itch like crazy.
Originally Posted by CGNYC
Interesting.... I'll try switching soaps and looking into the Etsy stuff. I'll also look into the Lush deodorant. I do run and sweat a bunch. LOL
Originally Posted by JAJameson2010

He does, too. I think that's when he started having irritation issues with traditional deo/antips.
Ten units of alcohol in an average bottle of wine, two to four units in a can of beer depending on strength - it adds up fast darn it.

Congratulate yourself on the progress you have made and just keep taking baby steps towards a more balanced diet! Maybe add in seeds like pumpkin and/ or red lentils which are easier to hide in meals than beans? Also don't forget to have your natural dairy (cheese, plain yoghurt, milk). Oh and cocoa powder is packed with nutrients he he!

There is a new recipe book out on homemade ice creams which are low sugar/ carb so less inflammatory. It is by the Marmalade & Mileposts blog author, and based on the Smarter Science of Slim 'diet' principles. It's the only commercial 'diet' that I think is decent.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Yes, I would avoid baking soda like the plague, it gave me a rash under my arms. Plain coconut oil doesn't work for me, but does for some people. Witch hazel has a small amount of a cancer causing chemical in it, which they say is too little to be of concern. Well, if you use it everyday, who's to say it's going to be "too little". I've tried plain ethyl alcohol and it works pretty well, but can sting if I shave. Some people say Milk of Magnesia works as a deodorant, but I'm not sure what the ingredients are. I've also tried vinegar, but that stings like a mutha, I wouldn't suggest that.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
I didn't know that about witch hazel... What would you recommend adding to the coconut oil? I saw that people were using vinegar and I just can't wrap my mind around it. I clean the kitchen with that stuff!

Right now I think alcohol would really irritate since I have that fun rash back. I'll look into Milk of Magnesia. Thanks!
Originally Posted by JAJameson2010

Some people use straight coconut oil. I can't, because it makes me smell more than if I had put nothing on. I guess it all depends upon body chemistry. The popular coconut oil recipe contains: coconut oil, corn starch OR arrowroot powder, and baking soda. Sometimes a probiotic is thrown in. Now, I will say that I did have some luck when I mixed some ACV with the baking soda to even out the pH, it didn't irritate my skin so much. I seem to have rashes or at last a few red spots when I use anything with baking soda. Some people are totally fine with it.
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NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Baking soda gives me an underarm rash, and I don't have sensitive skin to speak of, so avoid it. I often use a spray of rubbing alcohol (70%) diluted with a little distilled water and then with some drops of EO added, but with irritated skin you don't want to use that. Supposedly coriander EO is a natural deodorant. Neem oil is also supposed to work, but it smells awful so I'm not sure what good it is!
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel
Ten units of alcohol in an average bottle of wine, two to four units in a can of beer depending on strength - it adds up fast darn it.

Congratulate yourself on the progress you have made and just keep taking baby steps towards a more balanced diet! Maybe add in seeds like pumpkin and/ or red lentils which are easier to hide in meals than beans? Also don't forget to have your natural dairy (cheese, plain yoghurt, milk). Oh and cocoa powder is packed with nutrients he he!

There is a new recipe book out on homemade ice creams which are low sugar/ carb so less inflammatory. It is by the Marmalade & Mileposts blog author, and based on the Smarter Science of Slim 'diet' principles. It's the only commercial 'diet' that I think is decent.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Wow! Those units of alcohol would add up very quickly!

Yes improving the diet is baby steps... I'll have to try pumpkin seeds and will look into red lentils. Have to go produce shopping today so it's good timing. I tend to drink a lot of milk with my morning smoothies sometimes they even have cocoa powder in them! This morning a blended up some ice, eggnog, and milk... Then told myself that it's way to ridiculous of a breakfast so I threw in 2 handfuls of spinach. Instant healthy, right?

I'll look for that recipe book on amazon! Thanks!
So I've been epilating a little each night, hurts so I have to go slowly with that progress.

Using the coconut oil at night and the calamine during the day. The coconut oil seems to make it less itchy. Although I think I will have to stop using that. I was putting it on last night, rubbed the excess on my elbows, then the rest of the goo from my hands on my front... Then it hit me. BF is allergic to coconut! Talk about a possible mood killer!

Any other oil that's almost as awesome as coconut?

I'm still trying to figure out what recipe to use with my DIY deodorant. Many of them have baking soda... Maybe I will use a witch hazel base, but I have to find some unscented stuff locally.
Baking soda gives me an underarm rash, and I don't have sensitive skin to speak of, so avoid it. I often use a spray of rubbing alcohol (70%) diluted with a little distilled water and then with some drops of EO added, but with irritated skin you don't want to use that. Supposedly coriander EO is a natural deodorant. Neem oil is also supposed to work, but it smells awful so I'm not sure what good it is!
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
I did neem oil for about a week. It was awesome at first, until the smell just totally sunk into my armpits and my boyfriend started complaining lol! That stuff gives me a tummy ache, but it does work wonders for the pits.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
This may sound odd, but swiping the armpits with a thin slice of fresh lemon works great.

Also, there is a milk of magnesia deodorant on the market that works for me as well.

I alternate the lemon slice and MoM deodorant.
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This may not help the deodorant issue, but I have some extra CG conditioners that weren't super for my hair lying around, and besides using them to shave, I sometimes use them on my pits after washing (then rinse off). I think it helps to condition the skin and "reset" the pH or whatever. Yes, it's silly, but the conditioners smell good so why not? Those in-shower conditioner-lotion things were popular a few years ago.

I don't really use any sulfates to wash, haven't for years. Recently I was excited about the smell of some Korres bodywashes (w/ sulfates). THey were ok at first but sure enough started drying me out after a while.
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Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

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I also use lotion sometimes.. mainly overnight. So far I'm loving the Shea Moisture Baby ointment or lotion.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Totally forgot the link to the MoM deodorant.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Do you have eczema? I really think you should see a doctor about this. I had a similar problem a few years ago and regret not seeing a doctor. At the time I didn't have health insurance and also went without deodorant, switched brands, changed how I washed and it went away. I still have no idea what the real problem was, but next time it happens I am heading to the doctor.
Do you have eczema? I really think you should see a doctor about this. I had a similar problem a few years ago and regret not seeing a doctor. At the time I didn't have health insurance and also went without deodorant, switched brands, changed how I washed and it went away. I still have no idea what the real problem was, but next time it happens I am heading to the doctor.
Originally Posted by Midwesterncurl
As far as I know I don't have eczema... I did try the neosporin eczema cream, and it did nothing.

The witch hazel makes me really itchy. All lotions seem to make me itchy. Coconut oil seems to not make it any better or worse, but BF is allergic to that.

So far the MOM and Calamine lotion is the best. This weekend I'm going to try and make a spray with

MOM
Zinc Oxide
Tea Tree Oil
Aloe
Maybe some Guar Gum to thicken it a bit?

I'm going to make the teeniest batch and hope it doesn't give me a reaction.

Thanks everyone for all your help!
How allergic is the boyfriend to coconut, like anaphylaxis (severe life threatening reaction) or mild skin wash if he touches a virgin oil or actual coconut flesh?

Allergies are generally to proteins, there should be few to none in a refined oil (just lipid fraction, no scent of coconut like virgin). Obviously if your boyfriend has anaphylaxis don't take the risk.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
*wash = rash
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
How allergic is the boyfriend to coconut, like anaphylaxis (severe life threatening reaction) or mild skin wash if he touches a virgin oil or actual coconut flesh?

Allergies are generally to proteins, there should be few to none in a refined oil (just lipid fraction, no scent of coconut like virgin). Obviously if your boyfriend has anaphylaxis don't take the risk.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
From what I understand is that it's any type of coconut in food or coconut flavoring. Coconut rum, etc. Throat itchiness and vomiting are what happens. LOL So I think I'm not going to chance it. I'll never hear the end of it if he has a reaction.
So what's working the best is

50% calamine lotion (cheap really liquid CVS brand)
50% Milk of Magnesia (cheap Walmart brand)
and a splash of Tea Tree Oil

Works great as a spray. Keeps things dry and no itchiness.
Glad you have found a solution!
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
6 Best Natural Deodorant for Men

Natural Deodorant. It is a natural fact that men sweat and the sweat produces a stinky odor. Research has it that about 85% of all men use deodorants on a daily basis. These deodorants are available in various forms such as sprays, creams, gels or sticks.

Men from East Asia contain a genetic mutation that makes their sweat lack the chemical that bacteria feed on; as a result, their sweat does not stink. Men from other areas in the world; Europe, America, and Africa are faced by the smelly pits menace. As only a meager 2% of them have an anti-armpit stink gene. As a result, they have to seek for an alternative method to stay fresh and avoid the underarm stench.

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Natural deodorants for men are safe since they lack harmful chemicals in their ingredients list. Such chemicals include;

Aluminum compounds

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Parabens

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Propylene Glycol

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Triclosan

It is classified as a pesticide by the FDA; however, most deodorant manufacturing companies still use it in deodorants since it is very effective in killing bacteria that causes bad odor.

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1. Primal Pit Paste Natural DeodorantPrimal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant

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It contains only three ingredients, and these are; non-GMO corn starch, natural soda, and organic vegetable glycerin. These ingredients make it very natural since they are all organic. It is very effective in keeping you away from body odor throughout the day.

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Jungleman All-Natural Deodorants are made up of natural ingredients such as baking soda, tea tree oil, organic corn starch and palm oil. They are available in many versions such as the unscented version, Junglemint, Junglewoman lime scented and the Junglejuice orange scented. All these versions are effective and can be recommended.

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It is made of all natural ingredients such as; baking soda, shea butter, coconut oil, candelilla wax and natural tapioca starch. Some people fear that this deodorant contains magnesium chloride, but it does not pose any risk to the human body or even the environment. In most cases, it has only been confused with aluminum chloride which should not be the case as the two are distinct chlorides.

It is highly effective compared to most creams and pastes; it is one of the best rated natural deodorants for men on Amazon with a 4.5-star reviewer rating after 3400 reviews. Regarding sales, it is among the best-selling natural deodorants on Amazon.

These are only a few among the best natural deodorants for men.

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