Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
I try to stick to natural deodorants, especially since they usually don't include aluminum, which I want to avoid.
A long time ago I tried Tom's of Maine solid deodorant, and it made my underarms really itchy. Not red, but really itchy, all the time. I figured I had an allergic reaction to something in it, and switched to another natural deodorant, the brand name I've now forgotten, and I got the same itchy reaction. So I went back to Arrid cream, which is what I started with when I started using deodorants (my dad was using it and gave me some) and had been using for years without any discomfort and it seemed to work well. I've tried other brands since then, including crystal deodorant. The one problem with the crystal deodorant is that when I use it right after shaving my underarms, it stings my skin.
Well, to make a long story short, I ran out of the cream deodorant I was using and decided to try the Tom's of Maine solid deodorant again, especially since they tout an improved formula on the container. I bought the "beautiful earth" womens deodorant, the fragrance is okay, and so far I've used it two days in a row without itchiness. Well, it hurt for a couple minutes yesterday but I shaved my underarms yesterday. Today, nothing. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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