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Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 8:14pm
I've been on the hunt for an all-natural deodorant (not antiperspirant) that works. I'm hoping that one of you can give me some ideas. Also, the thought has crossed my mind that someone with a similar genetic make-up to me could really help me to find the right product.

Here are the brands that I've tried, which either gave me a rash or quit working after a short time: all Toms kinds/scents, Crystal rock, Crystal roll-on, Kiss my Face roll-ons, Burt's Bees spray, Jason tea tree stick, Lafe's lavender roll-on, & the latest, Nuribiotic grapefruit seed extract stick. There are a few brands that I've tried that I can't remember at the moment because I've been working on this off & on for about 2 years.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 9:26pm; Reply: 1
a few you might want to inspect.....

http://www.earthessentials.com/body.htm

http://www.benedetta.com/BENEDETTA-DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm

http://www.luckyvitamin.com/item/?itemKey=71268&site=google_base

http://www.crystalclearskin.com/
Posted by: Conor, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:41pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from hopeful18
I've been on the hunt for an all-natural deodorant (not antiperspirant) that works ....

Here's what works for me:

You could probably just mix the above ingredients together by hand with a good kitchen whisk. I like to use my Magic Bullet's 'dry' blade and blend the ingredients together for 10-20 seconds. Store in an air-tight, moisture-proof container (I'll save the silica gel packets from supplement bottles and put a couple of them in each new batch I make).

I've found that a quality makeup puff, e.g., Laura Mercier, rather than a large makeup brush, makes it easier to apply the powder to the underarm in a more even (less messy) manner. First time I made this I put it in a baby powder bottle and tried to shake the powder onto my underarms. Let's just say it didn't work very well.

I figured out this blend after going through, sounds like, about as many commercial products as you have. For some reason, the crystal-based deoderants never were effective for me at all. Personally, the main proof that this worked was that I could weather an entire summer in Austin (TX) without a single B.O. issue, in spite of some pretty vigorous basketball games and bike rides. Of course I did shower regularly, which probably helped. (:

Good luck in your quest.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:57pm; Reply: 3
others have done the following.....see what works best for you

Quoted Text
deodorant home made
2 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
3 Tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil

Mix baking soda and arrowroot together, then add coconut oil.  Stir until smooth.  Transfer to flexible food container (I used a Rubbermaid 3 oz container)
and fridge until hard.  Pop out of container and it's ready to use.  
    all-natural deodorant (not antiperspirant)
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, May 20, 2012, 11:26pm; Reply: 4
I use Benedetta brand The Best Deodorant and that's all I've used for 10 years.  I am completely pleased with it and satisfied with the results.  I always wash my underarms very well every morning, so I consider that to be essential at preventing body odor.

One spray in the palm and rubbed into each armpit, same for each foot.

http://www.benedetta.com/DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm

If I were going to use something different, I would choose a pure essential oil formula that kills bacteria.  I'm impressed with the Veridas company and their Women's Deodorant:  Lavender, Tea tree, Thyme linalol, Rose geranium, Ylang ylang  
also Men's Deodorant: Lavender, Tea tree, Thyme linalol, Vetiver  

http://www.dshealthandbeauty.com/store/difandbot.htm  (bottom of the page)

About the Veridas company:
http://www.veriditasbotanicals.com/
Posted by: brinyskysail, Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:10am; Reply: 5
I use this recipe and love it (but I replace the shea with about 2 parts cocoa butter 1 part coconut oil).  Nothing store-bought ever really worked for me, but this is awesome :)

http://frugalgranola.com/2011/05/natural-homemade-deodorant/
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:28am; Reply: 6
How long have you been on the diet?  Likely the longer you're on it, the more alkaline your body will become and you'll quit smelling as much.  That was the case with me.  I didn't used to be able to use natural deodorants.  I still stank.  After being on the diet a while I discovered I could wear them just fine.  Now, if I forget to put it on, it's really no big deal (the first day--lol).
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 21, 2012, 1:16pm; Reply: 7
I hardly ever use deo anymore -maybe because of what Ribbit writes :-/

But when I know I will work out hard
I use a bakingsoda/coconut oil/beewax version and it works amazing well.
I put aprox 1 tbl beewax in my coconut oil and it gets firm and doesn´t melt so easy = I can use it as a roll on ;D

I just don´t want ANY aluminium -no matter source near my body  >:(
Posted by: Conor, Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:26pm; Reply: 8
A coconut oil base likely works well for some BT/GTs, but I intentionally didn't include it because it's a definite avoid for me. However, since the original poster, hopeful18, is Type A, maybe coconut oil would work well. My only thought about using it would be to use the organic 'refined' coconut oil ... unless you want to smell like you're slathered in suntan lotion all day.  8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:50pm; Reply: 9
Conor there is no problem with using coconut oil on skin.
And a small bit doesn´t smell ;)
Posted by: Conor, Monday, May 21, 2012, 7:03pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
And a small bit doesn´t smell ;)

Okay, if you say so. (:

Maybe, along with being a supertaster, I'm a super smeller because I can smell the slightest amount of coconut at a country mile, upwind even. <;
Posted by: brinyskysail, Monday, May 21, 2012, 8:02pm; Reply: 11
I prefer to use unrefined since it's, well, unrefined and since coconut oil is naturally antifungal/viral/etc.
Posted by: hopeful18, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:28pm; Reply: 12
Thank you everyone for your help. I'll be printing off each of your posts so that I can start working on what I'd like to try first. :)

Conor, it's great to see someone on here who has spent time in Texas. My husband & I love Austin, even though we're both Aggies. Whoop! Your recipe may be the first one that I try because it's awesome that it worked through a hot Texas summer. Anyone who lives here knows that it does get HOT!
Posted by: Conor, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:16pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from hopeful18
My husband & I love Austin, even though we're both Aggies. Whoop!

Ha-ha, well, I won't hold that against y'all here ... now, those yahoos in the SEC might be another story! <~;

Seriously, my blood is burnt orange (not sure if Doctor D'Adamo has actually seen that blood type before) but I am so going to miss our annual Thanksgiving tradition. Just can't believe it's over. Anyhow, good luck to y'all in the SEC because I really don't want to see a Texas (the state) team getting whooped-up on by those SEC brats. ((:

By the way, I was thinking about the suggestions some other people made here and, if you have no problem with coconut oil, maybe try applying a light layer to your underarms first before dusting them with the powder. I always just did it right out of the shower so my skin was still damp, however, a thin layer of the oil might help the powder adhere better (plus, there's coconut oil's inherent anti-microbial benefit). But, unless you really like the smell of coconut every day, I'd still suggest you use the organic 'refined' version (in which they just remove most of the coconut smell but leave the other factors intact). Tropical Traditions has a good quality expeller-pressed, steam-distilled coconut oil that's 100-percent pure coconut oil, and doesn't have a strong smell. Best of luck, and Hook'em! (Sorry, couldn't resist. <g>)
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:33pm; Reply: 14
I was reading that rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your skin clears up acne, rashes, warts, psoriasis, insect bites, and other inflamations....wonder if after you eat your banana you can rub the peel on your pits and smell good all day?
Posted by: hopeful18, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:14am; Reply: 15
Conor, yep we're thinking that we'll have a rough few years in the SEC before it starts to look good!  :-/ Thanks for the suggestions about the coconut oil; that sounds like a good plan. And, it's awesome to see "y'all" on here; it makes it feel like home! When I first saw your signature, I assumed you were a t-sip (sorry, couldn't resist). My blood is maroon in case you were wondering! ;)

KIbble, bananas are an avoid for me on my swami :(, but thanks for the suggestion! Maybe it will help someone who happens to read this thread as well?  ;D
Posted by: hopeful18, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:10am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Victoria
I use Benedetta brand The Best Deodorant and that's all I've used for 10 years.  I am completely pleased with it and satisfied with the results.  I always wash my underarms very well every morning, so I consider that to be essential at preventing body odor.

One spray in the palm and rubbed into each armpit, same for each foot.

http://www.benedetta.com/DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm

If I were going to use something different, I would choose a pure essential oil formula that kills bacteria.  I'm impressed with the Veridas company and their Women's Deodorant:  Lavender, Tea tree, Thyme linalol, Rose geranium, Ylang ylang  
also Men's Deodorant: Lavender, Tea tree, Thyme linalol, Vetiver  

http://www.dshealthandbeauty.com/store/difandbot.htm  (bottom of the page)

About the Veridas company:
http://www.veriditasbotanicals.com/


Victoria, the first link that you listed isn't working. Would you mind letting me know the right link when you get a chance? I'd love to see what you referenced! Also, the Veridas company look amazing! I want to order the rose oil for face, essential oil deodorant & wart treatment for my son who just had 2 warts show up. Thanks!

Posted by: hopeful18, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:12am; Reply: 17
Quoted from brinyskysail
I use this recipe and love it (but I replace the shea with about 2 parts cocoa butter 1 part coconut oil).  Nothing store-bought ever really worked for me, but this is awesome :)

http://frugalgranola.com/2011/05/natural-homemade-deodorant/


Thank you brinyskysail. That looks like a super cool mix that I'd love to try!

Posted by: hopeful18, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:18am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Ribbit
How long have you been on the diet?  Likely the longer you're on it, the more alkaline your body will become and you'll quit smelling as much.  That was the case with me.  I didn't used to be able to use natural deodorants.  I still stank.  After being on the diet a while I discovered I could wear them just fine.  Now, if I forget to put it on, it's really no big deal (the first day--lol).


Ribbit, you raise a good point. I've been eating this way since December of 2011. I've been eating per my swami since February 2012. Since changing my way of eating/lifestyle, I've noticed that I smell less, break out less on my face during hormonal times & have less headaches. So, what you mentioned about my body becoming my alkaline makes total sense! That's yet another reason for me to stay compliant. OT, but, back when I was consuming an avoid drink almost daily, I noticed that I would have an unpleasant smell for no reason. That was even while wearing dove anit/deodorant. Also, I'm a clean freak who showers at least once a day. This way of eating really works!

Lola, thank you for the deodorant recipes that you posted! :) I printed them for my arsenal of deodorants to try.

Henrietta, yes, I'm starting to feel pretty strongly that I no longer am okay with having aluminum anywhere near my body either. Also, thank you for writing what works for you. :)
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:30am; Reply: 19
" & wart treatment "

http://www.ehow.com/how_2079056_treat-warts-banana-peel.html

I don't know if this works but would be inexpensive to try if you know someone who regularly eats bananas they would probably be happy to donate the peels.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3:49am; Reply: 20
Quoted from hopeful18


Victoria, the first link that you listed isn't working. Would you mind letting me know the right link when you get a chance? I'd love to see what you referenced! Also, the Veridas company look amazing! I want to order the rose oil for face, essential oil deodorant & wart treatment for my son who just had 2 warts show up. Thanks!



Hi Hopeful.  I clicked on that link to the Best Deodorant and it worked fine for me.  I'm not sure what the problem was for you.
I'll try it again:
http://www.benedetta.com/DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm

If you can't get it to work, try going to http://www.benedetta.com and accessing it that way. Or just type in the address into your own search instead of clicking on it.  

Also, check out some of their other products.  I also use their Sacred Soap.  For some reason, their site is not showing ingredient lists at this time and I just contacted them about this to see what is the issue.  Their products are always extremely pure and natural.
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:29pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Victoria


Hi Hopeful.  I clicked on that link to the Best Deodorant and it worked fine for me.  I'm not sure what the problem was for you.
I'll try it again:
http://www.benedetta.com/DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm

If you can't get it to work, try going to http://www.benedetta.com and accessing it that way. Or just type in the address into your own search instead of clicking on it.  

Also, check out some of their other products.  I also use their Sacred Soap.  For some reason, their site is not showing ingredient lists at this time and I just contacted them about this to see what is the issue.  Their products are always extremely pure and natural.


Thanks for listing the link again, Victoria. It worked for me this time. I've spent some time on the Benedetta web site & it looks like great stuff. I've also emailed the company to ask what their ingredients are because I'm researching if I'm going to keep using my current skin care products from Eminence or if I'm going to switch.

I wanted to update you all with a product that I bought the day after I started this thread. It's Lafe's Deodorant Spray. The ingredients are: Purified water (aqua), potassium alum (mineral salts), certified organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) extract. It's worked perfectly for me through lots of yoga, general work-outs, a day at the lake, pool time & time at the park. For me, the spray aspect is essential because the roll-ons & sticks seem to put too much of barrier on my underarms.  :)
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:32pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from 18545
" & wart treatment "

http://www.ehow.com/how_2079056_treat-warts-banana-peel.html

I don't know if this works but would be inexpensive to try if you know someone who regularly eats bananas they would probably be happy to donate the peels.


Kibble, that's so cool! The rest of my family still eats bananas weekly. Oh, how I miss my daily snack of a banana with peanut butter!  :-/ Last week, I ordered "Wart Control" from Forces of Nature. I've used some of their oil blends in the past that have worked wonders. If it doesn't work for my DS, I'll try the banana peel method next.  :)
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