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Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 1:32am
Ohhhhhh....some days I just get so tired of being "nonnie"

The most recent issue is now the deodorant issue. I seem to be turning into another version of Possum (if she reads this, she will understand) sometimes.

Did a whole month using Nature Spring natural oak gall deodorant, but it still didn't quite do the trick so I took a suggestion and started patting baking soda to adhere to the deodorant. I was on cloud 9, stink free at the end of the summer days!

UNTIL....a week later I seemed to be developing a non painful red rash around whole pits.....until a month later the skin was comletely sunburnt brown (from the oak gall) with a painful red circle around the whole pit (caused by baking soda), and all of the skin of the pits turning leathery and dry.

Scrubbing gently a couple of days in the shower to try and get it all out caused the skin of one pit to start peeing off. No pain afterwards thank God.

So here I am using an old fashioned zinc cream plus the baking soda only every other day, and the rash has not completely faded, but is slowly going away.

Eerily I have been tasting baking soda in my mouth for the past 2 weeks. Should I call this "pit and mouth disease?" LOL  :D

WHAT SHOULD I TURN TO NOW? Will I ever be stink free in my lifetime?  :-/
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 2:18am; Reply: 1
Seraffa you poor thing!! I wonder if whatever was in the natural deoderant reacted with the bicarb... :-/

I have to say - bicarb is pretty strong stuff... ??) When I used it on my face, it caused skin problems straightaway... I think in future if you use it again, it would be better to wash with (& rinse off) the bicarb & then add the deoderant? Or maybe some cornflour may be better under your armpits?

Just need to add here, turning into another "version of Possum" does not relate to my armpit odour  ??)lol ::) :D
Posted by: md, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 2:22am; Reply: 2
Plain baking soda irritated my skin also. I now use the coconut oil deodorant and that works well for me. This amount lasts a good while.
6 tablespoons cornstarch (I will try arrowroot next time)
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut oil (I use a little more--2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons)
10 to 20 drops essential oil, optional (I haven't used any, yet)

In a bowl, mix together the cornstarch, and baking soda.
Then, add in the coconut oil and mix well.
Stuff the mixture into an empty deodorant dispenser.
Posted by: Averno, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 2:31am; Reply: 3
I have yet to find an alternative deodorant that doesn't cause a rash. Is this a nonnie thing? Is um, "stink" a nonnie thing too? Since taking up rebounding, cleaning up my diet and detoxing my liver, I don't seem to have this problem. Not sure which, if any of these things account for it.

On the occasions where some prevention might be necessary, Ive found the alum salts work well, with a less angry rash afterward that clears up within a few days.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 2:18pm; Reply: 4
I think that "stink" is a health issue. When you're healthy and in balance, you don't smell bad. When you're sick and unbalanced, and especially when you're detoxing, you smell worse. Nonnies (especially those new to the diet and/or who can't afford to follow the plan 100%) are more likely to be unhealthy and unbalanced than secretors, since our equilibrium is much more fragile.
Posted by: Averno, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 4:07pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I think that "stink" is a health issue. When you're healthy and in balance, you don't smell bad. When you're sick and unbalanced, and especially when you're detoxing, you smell worse. Nonnies (especially those new to the diet and/or who can't afford to follow the plan 100%) are more likely to be unhealthy and unbalanced than secretors, since our equilibrium is much more fragile.


Yes. And on that note, it bears repeating that (we) newbies go through a lot of strange, sometimes alarming changes as we heal ourselves from years of stored toxins and such. Lucky are those who start early.  ;)
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 4:32pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I think that "stink" is a health issue. When you're healthy and in balance, you don't smell bad. When you're sick and unbalanced, and especially when you're detoxing, you smell worse. Nonnies (especially those new to the diet and/or who can't afford to follow the plan 100%) are more likely to be unhealthy and unbalanced than secretors, since our equilibrium is much more fragile.


I totally agree.

I would try coconut oil if you're allowed to use it.  http://www.anorganicwife.com/2012/03/coconut-oil-as-deodorant.html

Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 3:44am; Reply: 7
*flopped over a cot in the Sick Ward, this evening*....I'm afraid if I use the coconut oil, I'll begin tasting it in my mouth........ :X  
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 3:47am; Reply: 8
I must add that in my store-bought "natural" hair gel (which contains avena)...I get a contact allergy to the oat flour.....and oat is a dietary avoid for me. (not even a black dot.)  I'm not handling avoids anymore.
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:46am; Reply: 9
Which explains the extra strong body odor perhaps? Liver may need cleaning? :-/
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 4:51pm; Reply: 10
My daughter uses aloe vera gel as a hair gel. I'd bought it for sunburn relief, and she discovered that it works as a hair gel as well. If you don't react badly to aloe, you may want to give that a try.

If you lived closer I'd let you handle some of my aloe vera so you could see if you react before buying any.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:55pm; Reply: 11
The only deodorant I really like is Best Deodorant by the Benedetta company.  

The deodorant contains organic grape alcohol and essential oils.
http://www.benedetta.com/DEODORANT-SPRAY-100-Organic-p/r26deop.htm?1=1&CartID=0
Posted by: gardengirl, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:27pm; Reply: 12
I use a deodorant crystal stone. It works well enough for me and it is cheap to buy.
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