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Not using deodorant

Last post Mon, Aug 9 2010 5:09 PM by 2ndGenGranola. 38 replies.
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  • Fri, May 14 2010 7:52 AM

    • Win2868
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    Not using deodorant

    A reader sent in advice about how she never uses deodorant, instead she uses baking powder or baking soda.  I can not remember which one.  Would someone please let me know?    Thank you, Win2868

  • Fri, May 14 2010 8:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

     Baking soda.

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  • Wed, May 19 2010 12:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

     

    Baking soda seems to work but it might irritate the skin after a while and burn. Research on the internet and find out alternatives or other combinations.
  • Sun, May 23 2010 12:33 PM In reply to

    • suzin
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    Re: Not using deodorant

    Yes, baking soda works...but another thing you can use is rubbing alcohol....I read it on a Dr's. website...forgot where....I've been using it for quite a while...he says it will kill the bugs that make the odor....I just have alcohol in a spray bottle, spray some in my hand and rub it on....

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  • Tue, May 25 2010 12:32 PM In reply to

    • Pat
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    Re: Not using deodorant

     Another thing that works is vinegar. Just put a little in the palm of your hand and apply. It works instantly when you really need it and you don't smell like vinegar, either. 

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  • Wed, May 26 2010 10:18 AM In reply to

    • Jim
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    Re: Not using deodorant

    Wash with soap and water everyday and there'll be no need for deoderant.

  • Wed, May 26 2010 12:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

     I wash daily with soap and water (often twice a day, since I am a fitness instructor), but between my meds (they increase oil and sweat production) and my intense activity level, I still need something. The best thing I have found for DH and I is the rock salt. It's $6, and lasts us over a year. Unf, baking soda irritates my skin after a while, or I'd probably use that.

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  • Sat, May 29 2010 8:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

     I've tried all of the above--baking soda, alcohol, vinegar, and just soap and water--and none was effective for me.  I wrote about my experiences in this thread (this post contains a summary of what I tried and the results).  I have not tried rock salt.  How do you apply it?

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  • Sat, May 29 2010 8:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

     We get the "deoderant salt" cube at Whole Foods in the Personal Section. We've tried several brands, and they all seem to work the same. You can get it online, too. You just wet it a bit, then slick it over your skin. It dries quickly, and neither of us have ever had any weird residue. Works great for us!

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  • Sat, May 29 2010 9:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Not using deodorant

    Falconinburgundy:

     We get the "deoderant salt" cube at Whole Foods in the Personal Section. We've tried several brands, and they all seem to work the same. You can get it online, too. You just wet it a bit, then slick it over your skin. It dries quickly, and neither of us have ever had any weird residue. Works great for us!

     If this is the same thing as those "crystal" deodorants, I've tried that too and had no luck with it.
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