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  1. Shanna Sambola

    6 years ago I discovered that I was allergic to antiperspirant. Ive used Tom’s, Crystal stick and Arm and Hammer Natural deodorants (term “natural” used loosely for arm and hammer) and I still smelled pretty funky after a few hours. A couple of weeks ago my husband got into some poison ivy while clearing some brush. He was covered from his knees down and itching like crazy so i made him a natural spray to help with the itching. I mixed about half Bragg’s ACV and half alovera gel and added in some teatree oil and lavender oil. It helped a good bit, teatree oil apparently helps break down the urushiol faster. We had some leftover in the fridge after he healed up, and to make a wordy comment short, I decided to try it out as a spray deodorant. It works fabulously. I was working at the computer yesterday and suddenly realized that I couldn’t smell my arms pits lol. I could never use the homemade deodorant recipes I found because they all try to replicate the drying properties of antiperspirant with added clays and baking soda but they made me dry and itchy. Once you let your body adjust, you won’t sweat as much. Besides, We’re supposed to swea, its how our body rids itself of toxins, and now I can detox without smelling like I’m smuggling cheeseburgers. ; )

  2. becky

    Zinc Oxide cream (10%) works quite well, you can buy it at the store as diaper cream, or as natural sunblock. I tried a bunch of natural store-bought and homemade deodorants, including using baking soda, and this works better. The baking soda was the only one that worked halfway decent, but it gave me bad skin irritation after awhile no matter what I did. This doesn’t irritate at all, and does work, at least for me. Inexpensive to buy a tube of Zinc Oxide cream at the drugstore, and it’s worth trying.

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  4. Jenn

    I’ve tried reusing old deodorant containers, Dove to be more clear, and when I got it out of the fridge to harden it up a bit, it wouldn’t move the deodorant up while I turned the bottom part -_-


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