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    For a while now I've contemplated finding a chemical- free or at least aluminum-free deodorant. It scares me to put chemicals onto the skin so close to lymph nodes, breast tissue etc, especially as the skin can be grazed or pores open from shaving or waxing. I usually wax my underarms at night so there is a few hours before i put deo on, but still....

    Anyway I've tried the Sukin brand one but i find it doesn't work really well if I do any exercise (ie jog to not miss the train!) or just on a warmish day.

    Does anyone have any brands they recommend?

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    I use a tea tree one, not sure of the brand but it's from Coles. Or woollies... You still sweat but it keeps the pong *cough* odour down. I use a little perfume with it and have never has any complaints, so it can't be that bad (or people are just afraid to mention )

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    I use bicarb as a deodorant and it works - just add a bit of water to some bicarb, so it forms a paste and wipe underarms. It really does stop the BO, although you do still sweat.

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    Apple cider vinegar (the smell dissipates, you don't smell like vinegar all day!)- again it doesn't stop you sweating but no smell. Also this eucalyptus one from Mecca cosmetika- it's $$ but worth it, can't remember the name, something goetz.

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    Default Chem free deodorant

    Lots of options, thanks ladies!
    I'll give them a try over the next week or so.

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    I bought that tea tree one from big w yesterday.

    I seem to react to deodorant, my under arms get red weepy sore and itchy so unusually don't wear any (except body spray that I don't put near my underarms) but getting on to summer I want to try a few different thing to stop the sweat/bo

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    Default Re: Chem free deodorant

    Unfortunately its the aluminium that is what stops the sweating, so with any natural deodorant your still going to sweat. But thats much better for you. I've tried a crystal stick and that stops the smell and lasts for years! Very cheap.

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    Default Re: Chem free deodorant

    Sorry I was wrong, it's not tea tree, it's crystals. The brand is Body Crystal Botanica, I find it really good, I definitely notice a difference if I forget to put it on. It says no aluminium, but one if the ingredients is "potassium alum", must look that up

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    I use biologika. I found too that it took about a month for my body to adjust and sweat less. So you may like to keep trying for a while before you see if it's effective.

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    Default Chem free deodorant

    A couple of ppl here have mentioned it can take a while for ur body to get used to no aluminium in deodorant. Does this mean you'd actually sweat less eventually?
    Maybe I should give my sukin brand a little longer before throwing it out if that's the case. Although a couple other brands mentioned sound a bit more advanced if that makes sense.


 

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