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Old 11-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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natural deodorants?

I'm looking for a natural deodorant.
There must be herbs or spices etc, that if applied topically after showering or ingested as a diet supplement can aide in promoting a clean, fresh smell.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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Natural Deodorant

My husband and I both use and like Weleda Brand deodorants. I use the citrus and he uses the sage.


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I'm looking for a natural deodorant.
There must be herbs or spices etc, that if applied topically after showering or ingested as a diet supplement can aide in promoting a clean, fresh smell.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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For awhile I used baking soda mixed with essential oils (lavender, tea tree, etc). It actually works pretty good. I wanted to make a bar of deoderant but never got around to ordering the containers.

The baking soda can be a bit messy but I found it went on okay and definitely helped.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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I used to apply baking soda but it's a bit irritating after shaving. It works well though.
So now I'm trying talcum. It works and it's not irritating after shaving.
I heard it could clog pores and be unhealthy, however I did a bit of research online and it seemed not. We'll see.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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I use Tom's of MAine unscented. It's all natural ingredients.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:20 AM   #6
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I've traditionally used "the rock" or "the crystal". Works well, but shatters if dropped.

Toms of Maine makes a roll-on version of the same thing, though. It's basically mineral-salts, and -- for me, at least -- works better than ANYTHING else. And I get sweaty/stinky with commercial ones or with nothing.

Recently, at Walgreens, I found a comercial version of "the rock". It's called "Crystal", and is basically "the rock" presented in "traditional packaging" -- it's in a deodorant container, and you can turn a knob at the bottom to make it "push up" more. OK, all that packaging's decidedly unnecessary, but... I was there, I needed deodorant, and I bought it.

I like the Tom's version to take to the gym, as roll-on is the only type that doesn't get destroyed for me in a gym bag. (Anything else gets dropped & broken. Doesn't happen to roll-on)


Works for stinky feet, too.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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Coconut oil. Apply small amounts, wait a few minutes, then gently wipe the excess oil off. It does not prevent sweating and it takes a few days to begin working, but it kills stinky bacteria - totally changes the flora - on the skin.

Feet too.

Wowsers, when I stop to think about it, how did I survive before I found CO?

Oh, and drink liquid chlorophyll (combine with another liquid).

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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My husband and I both use and like Weleda Brand deodorants. I use the citrus and he uses the sage.
I love the citrus, too!!

There's Lavanila brand.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
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I use baking soda for few years now. I just learned that coconut oil works well. I have not tried it yet.
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I use the crystal salt and I add powder on top of that. I can only do this in the winter though.
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I have been using coconut oil for the past few days and is working great. I was afraid of oil stain but there is none.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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I just made some deo the other day. Took me all of 5 minutes...

1) I cleaned my newly-emptied Tom's deo container.

2) In a small bowl I mixed: 1 part (unscented) coconut oil + 1 part baking soda + 1 part corn starch

3) I mixed until the consistency looked like regular deo. You can keep adding dry ingredients little by little if you so please.

4) I added about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture (I think it has antifungal/antibacterial properties or something..)

5) Also added drops of rose essential oil so that there wouldn't be an overwhelmingly strong smell of the lavender.

6) I scooped this mixture into my deo container and let it set in the fridge.

THIS IS THE BEST DEO I HAVE EVER HAD. NOT ONE TINY HINT OF MUSTINESS AT THE END OF THE DAY. I STAY SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN!! I LOVE IT!!!

Tom's deo can kick rocks!!! Lol.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #13
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P.S. no oil stains, no deo stains, no white deo powder crud under my armpits either

Oh and Avid, instead of using lavender oil + rose oil, you could probably use lavender oil + peppermint oil. I think lavender oil has a slightly masculine scent (which is why I like to mask it with rose oil). Lavender reminds me more of a men's cologne. Like Calvin Klein Euphoria for Men or something.

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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Thanks NextLevel. The recipe sounds great. I will definitely make it, just need to find a container as I have not used commercial deodorants in ages. Maybe I need to buy a deodorant and empty it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #15
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Hi,
I have been using Milk of Magnesium for about 4 years now. My mom read about it on The People's Pharmacy in the newspaper. I like to pour about 4 oz or so into a small plastic container and leave it open until it gets to about the consistency of yogurt. After that I cover it or it will dry out. I also add some iodine (the Betadine kind - not the alcohol kind). I used to get painful shaving bumps, but with this mixture I don't. I use one of those round cosmetic type sponge applicators to put it on.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #16
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I make my own deodorant this way too! I love it! I used coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder and tea tree, lavender and lemongrass essential oils. It works very well. I'll never go back to the commercial stuff. I smell so lemony there! It smells really good.

You can also get a small spray bottle and fill it with witch hazel, then add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a spray rather than a stick. I haven't tried this one yet, but I've got everything to do it.


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I just made some deo the other day. Took me all of 5 minutes...

1) I cleaned my newly-emptied Tom's deo container.

2) In a small bowl I mixed: 1 part (unscented) coconut oil + 1 part baking soda + 1 part corn starch

3) I mixed until the consistency looked like regular deo. You can keep adding dry ingredients little by little if you so please.

4) I added about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture (I think it has antifungal/antibacterial properties or something..)

5) Also added drops of rose essential oil so that there wouldn't be an overwhelmingly strong smell of the lavender.

6) I scooped this mixture into my deo container and let it set in the fridge.

THIS IS THE BEST DEO I HAVE EVER HAD. NOT ONE TINY HINT OF MUSTINESS AT THE END OF THE DAY. I STAY SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN!! I LOVE IT!!!

Tom's deo can kick rocks!!! Lol.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #17
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I'm planning to try a natural deodorant soon. I have no intereswt in making my own. lolo... I was thinking of the crystal one but the Walgreen's version sounds better.

Honestly, I am pretty sure I could do without completely but I'm not quite ready to go there.
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