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Seraffa
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OMG!!!! It's a BIG DEAL!!!!!  A milestone I can't believe!!!
I've spent part of a hot, sweaty afternoon outside communting to work, and a sweaty ride home on my bike after sundown, and NO UNDERARM STINK!!!

I thought something was wrong with me yesterday after I showered with Pears Soap (which now contains sodium laurel sulfate for sudsing - not at all like the original pears soap). Because I couldn't find my homeade deodorant  I sprayed on Orange Blossom water formulated with a touch of alcohol for bacterial protection. Just my normal, natural "clean" cologne for summer.

OWWWWWWW!!!! OUUUUUUCHCHCH!!! my underarms were AFLAME for at least 25 minutes no matter how much wiping off or washing off I did!  paiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnn I hadn't shaved, I hadn't done anything except use my usual bath brush to get off my homeade deodorant. This had never happened to me before, and it was the same bottle of cologne as always!

So today I was running out of time and ran out of the shower to work, thinking "ok, I'll use just a touch of this cologne on the outside of my shirt underarms when things finally get stinky"

Well.......they never did!

This is my second year following BTD and my first year and a half using SWAMI! Now is a time of some new equilibrium being established! WOW




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Since my breast cancer I use baking powder which works fine... I wonder what is in backing powder that may also not be so good for us.. but better than smelly.. haha  

One benefit of it is: some powder falls to the floor-mat where my feet step on it and get silky..  


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Quoted from Seraffa
OMG!!!! It's a BIG DEAL!!!!!  A milestone I can't believe!!!
I've spent part of a hot, sweaty afternoon outside communting to work, and a sweaty ride home on my bike after sundown, and NO UNDERARM STINK!!!

I thought something was wrong with me yesterday after I showered with Pears Soap (which now contains sodium laurel sulfate for sudsing - not at all like the original pears soap). Because I couldn't find my homeade deodorant  I sprayed on Orange Blossom water formulated with a touch of alcohol for bacterial protection. Just my normal, natural "clean" cologne for summer.

OWWWWWWW!!!! OUUUUUUCHCHCH!!! my underarms were AFLAME for at least 25 minutes no matter how much wiping off or washing off I did!  paiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnn I hadn't shaved, I hadn't done anything except use my usual bath brush to get off my homeade deodorant. This had never happened to me before, and it was the same bottle of cologne as always!

So today I was running out of time and ran out of the shower to work, thinking "ok, I'll use just a touch of this cologne on the outside of my shirt underarms when things finally get stinky"

Well.......they never did!

This is my second year following BTD and my first year and a half using SWAMI! Now is a time of some new equilibrium being established! WOW




I'm so happy for you!  I tried every natural deodorant on the market and NOTHING worked.  I think my issue might come from the fact that I am toxic and lead and mercury.  I am still using the industrial strength stuff, which is the only cosmetic type chemical that I use now.  Would love to hear other success stories such as your Seraffa, and other options.

Congrats!!!


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Quoted from Goldie
Since my breast cancer I use baking powder which works fine... I wonder what is in backing powder that may also not be so good for us.. but better than smelly..

There are a number of different formulations for baking powder - with the least expensive generally containing: baking soda, cream of tartar, and corn starch - with one of these being sourced from an aluminum containing agent.

Next is essentially the same as above, but using aluminum-free sources.

After that, it is mostly individual recipes with a variety of substitutes for either the acid or the base or both...  Some skip the starch, some vary the starch to something acceptable per diet restriction, etc...


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Great news Seraffa!

Goldie- do you use baking powder or baking soda?


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Baking soda is in most of my deodorant recipes, it can burn some people's skin.


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Baking soda is in most of my deodorant recipes, it can burn some people's skin.


You have deodorant recipes?  Would you be willing to share some?  


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Here are 2 deodorant recipes from 2 bloggers:

Tammy Luna's deodorant
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrow root powder or corn starch
5 tablespoons coconut oil
Combine baking soda and arrow root powder in a bowl and mix with a fork. Start with about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to the baking soda mixture, working it into a paste. You can store the deodorant in a small, air-tight container or put it into an empty deodorant stick dispenser.

Amy Karol's deodorant
3 tablespoons shea butter
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 vitamin E oil gel caps (squeeze out the oil) Essential oil
Melt all the ingredients except the oils and stir. Then mix in the oils, pour the mixture into a container, and place the container in the fridge to set. This recipe filled a 1/4 pint jar.

I've not try these.
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I use no deodorant and don't seem to need any.  I shower with Dr. Bronner's magic soap...I even
wash my hair with it...I put nothing on my skin that isn't all natural....I spray
a small amount of magnesium oil on my hands and swipe it on my armpits after a shower.  I seem
to sweat odorless.  


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I use Lafes natural and organic deodorant stick which is 100% potassium alum natural mineral salts.  It is a solid and you wet it and rub and rub it on (I count to 100 to make sure I get a good coating) usually until you feel it get dry-ish.......

It is fantastic deoderant and lasts sometimes 2 days.  It is NOT an anti-perspirant.

One stick has lasted me well over a year.  

I make my own body butter but use the above deodorant.


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The safety factor of the crystal deodorants remains questionable.

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/06/are-natural-alum-crystal-deodorants-safe/


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sorry I use Gold bond powder..


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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sorry I use Gold bond powder..


And here are the ingredients in Gold Bond
Active Ingredients: Menthol (0.15%), Zinc Oxide (1%)

Inactive Ingredients: Talc, Acacia Gum (Acacia Senegal), Eucalyptol, Methyl Salicylate, Salicylic Acid, Thymol, Zinc Stearate

I have not googled any of these ingredients to see if they're safe because they can find their way into your blood stream....Anything topically placed on skin will be absorbed.

Just sharing this in case you'd like to check to see that these are all totally safe ingredients for you.

I do know that thymol is toxic to aquatic life....
http://www.carolina.com/pdf/msds/THYMOLGHS.pdf


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oops I don't know any *nonny* stinking...this is one of our yalla-yadda true gifts ...& btw...using some essential oil.... won't harm at all  


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Orange oil is out....even in its natural state it is too much for the skin in high concentrations; ergo why they put it in natural cleaning products to kill kitchen bacteria. I suppose oregano would burn just as much. Lemon oil I recall is ok. Maybe lavender is best. Maybe include calendula?

Goldie! I thought diabetics shouldn't have the salicylic acid on their skin?


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Quoted from Ligia
Here are 2 deodorant recipes from 2 bloggers:

Tammy Luna's deodorant
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrow root powder or corn starch
5 tablespoons coconut oil
Combine baking soda and arrow root powder in a bowl and mix with a fork. Start with about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to the baking soda mixture, working it into a paste. You can store the deodorant in a small, air-tight container or put it into an empty deodorant stick dispenser.

Amy Karol's deodorant
3 tablespoons shea butter
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 vitamin E oil gel caps (squeeze out the oil) Essential oil
Melt all the ingredients except the oils and stir. Then mix in the oils, pour the mixture into a container, and place the container in the fridge to set. This recipe filled a 1/4 pint jar.

I've not try these.


Mine is like the first. 1TB baking soda, 1TB arrowroot powder and 1-2Tbsp coconut oil,  I used one with bees wax in a old deo stick container, and it's to hard to use I have to put in the sunny window lol.

I took the baking soda down by half because the soda gave me a red rash.  

  My note (this was from a class) says essential oils with deodorizing properties are : Clary Sage, Eucalyptue globulus , Eucalyptus Lemon, Petitgrain, lemongrass.

Your second one sound very good, I would replace the corn powder, but the shea, and cocoa butters would make for a solid mix and might work better for the stick idea.


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oops I don't know any *nonny* stinking...this is one of our yalla-yadda true gifts ...& btw...using some essential oil.... won't harm at all  


I'm a nonnie and I stink!    Like I said earlier in this thread, maybe it is because I am toxic in lead and mercury and can't clear stuff out of my system?  We are all individuals . . .

Essential oil sounds like a good idea.  Is there a specific one you recommend?


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If your asking me.

O shouldn't eat lemongrass, but I have no problem wearing it. I don't like smelling like a walking anti cold machine. (Eucalyptus) although the eucalyptus lemon isn't bad.  Ok, I love lemon, both to eat and wear. Hay! That's just me.  


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Hey - I did find out what the equilibrium-tipper was for me!
It was actually GRANDPA'S PINE TAR SOAP.
The saponified resins are staying in my skin a day later, just like those old commercials for "mitchum" deodorant lasting longer than a day.....

cool!  
That's why my arms burned with cologne added. Highly flammable, I bet !

I changed over to GRANDPA's 2 weeks ago. Nice, small, long lasting bar of soap.


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The safety factor of the crystal deodorants remains questionable.

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/06/are-natural-alum-crystal-deodorants-safe/


Thanks, Chloe, for that link.  I knew my solid stick was most probably identical to the old styptic stick my father used when he cut himself shaving.  I seemed unlikely that there be more than one thing like that.  




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Hey - I did find out what the equilibrium-tipper was for me!
It was actually GRANDPA'S PINE TAR SOAP.
The saponified resins are staying in my skin a day later, just like those old commercials for "mitchum" deodorant lasting longer than a day.....

cool!  
That's why my arms burned with cologne added. Highly flammable, I bet !

I changed over to GRANDPA's 2 weeks ago. Nice, small, long lasting bar of soap.


Do you know if there are any chemicals in it?  I imagine if it is still made as it was when your Grandpa used it, it is chemical free!


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Do you know if there are any chemicals in it?  I imagine if it is still made as it was when your Grandpa used it, it is chemical free!


Ingredients
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Pinus Palustris Wood Tar, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate.

*May also contain Sodium Palm Kernelate

I would LOVE to make soap attuned to Nonnies' topical oil needs *heart*. Whether soft or hard bars. I would like to stop using soap that has palm oil and coconut oil altogether. While this Pine Tar Soap is much better for my hair now than Pears (no sodium laureth sulfate in Grandpa's) - the fact remains that I still get dermatitis or bumpy scalp weep a couple of days between washes. I envision a deep-cleaning deep-moisturizing Castorium - Jojoba Soap. Ahhhhhhh  comfort.


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