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#1 Old 02-16-2008, 04:36 AM
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I cannot find a vegan deodorant yet that actually keeps working if you actually get warm and begin to sweat.



First, was the mineral salt stone = Works, but not if you actually begin to mildly sweat a little.



Next, I tried Jason's Apricot deo = Works, but not if you actually begin to sweat a little (noticing a trend?)



THEN... I tried Kiss My Face unscented deo w/ enzymes... and OMG!!! It's not an issue of it stopping working... It never started to begin with! I started smelling funky 15 minutes into my shift (about a half hour after my shower and applying the deo) and NOW I'M RIPE!!! People here are beginning to comment on my yuck-smell just by walking into the same room I'm in!!!



I actually smell WORSE that I would if I'd forgotten to put any on!!!



Okay...my issue...

I ONLY want to avoid animal testing and animal ingredients... I don't care about aluminum, parabens, or whatever else is being left out of vegan deodorants because it's 'not natural.' I want SOMETHING with some sort of antiperspirant quality, so the deodorant part will at least have a fighting chance!

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#2 Old 02-16-2008, 05:27 AM
 
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Hm. I liked the Tom's of Maine, but I've had success with the deodorant stone too, so I'm not sure...



I don't know that there are any cruelty free anti-perspirants. There are some that have vegan ingredients, but I don't recall what they are, off the top of my head. The aluminum's been an issue for me for awhile, so that knocked out most every brand. I think that maybe our bodies were made to sweat for a reason, but then I suppose that's for another thread.

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I can understand your frustration as I've been through the same issue. I take my bike to work and previously always had to apply deodorant at least 3-4 times during the day to keep the smell away. I've been testing my way through lots of deodorants and have now narrowed it down to two types that actually work really well for me.



Baking soda is incredibly efficient and completely takes the smell away for me. On top of that it's incredibly cheap! If you wanna go for a better-smelling deodorant, I'm currently using powder deodorant from Lush which smells amazing. You can order it online if you're not around any of their shops.



Both these are working wonders for me and I only apply them once a day. I haven't checked but I'm pretty sure the Lush deodorant is also vegan.
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#4 Old 02-16-2008, 01:18 PM
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i like mitchum.
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I make my own spray with essential oils or use Weleda Sage.

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i like mitchum.



Is Mitchum vegan? Or at least cruelty-free/no animal testing? I've tried Kiss My Face and Toms of Main. They're both worthless. Actually, my fiance says I smell like spaghetti when I use Tom's - Apricot.

I have several deodorants in my cabinet that I'm finishing off before I purchase more. Once they're finished I will be on the hunt for a worthy vegan alternative too.
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I finally found a good deodorant (well, better than most like the avalon roll-ons or jason). It's called Green Beaver, a Canadian brand (so I'm not sure if you can get it outside Canada). It's even unscented, and scent is my major beef with other deodorants. I think the major "active ingredient" in scented deodorants is the scent itself. I could just use perfume if I wanted that. But I LOVE the Green Beaver brand, and highly recommend it.



Mind you, it's the middle of winter up here, and I haven't tried it out in the summer yet. But so far it works better than the Avalon Organics roll-on that I used for the first half of winter.
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Here's another thread on this subject.



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=80941

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Nature's Gate isn't bad. Um, it's not great either.
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#10 Old 02-23-2008, 07:07 AM
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Is Mitchum vegan? Or at least cruelty-free/no animal testing? I've tried Kiss My Face and Toms of Main. They're both worthless. Actually, my fiance says I smell like spaghetti when I use Tom's - Apricot.

I have several deodorants in my cabinet that I'm finishing off before I purchase more. Once they're finished I will be on the hunt for a worthy vegan alternative too.



My understanding is that Mitchum is made by Revlon and that they don't animal test. You could check with them directly to be sure.
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I'm yet to find something that works for me. I've been putting scented baby powder under my pits. That is working so far. I also put on perfume whenever I go out just incase.
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Heh, so I was just going sans deoderant for the past few months... finally I decided to buy some cus.. I donno, I bet there were times my friends wished I had it? (If its bad of course I can smell it myself and just wash my underarms, but I'm assuming if its light I wont notice it as it's my own odor?)



i got Jason's tea tree oil one with antibacterial stuff cus I figured that'd work best to be odor eliminating. So far its been great: hasn't caused me to get sweaty/wet (i noticed that in some others, like you mentioned--I think it has to do with clogging pores? maybe? yes? no?) and I stay smelling clean, but not reeking of perfume.
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I saw this vegetable protein one at south pacific but did not buy it. I would love to hear a review on it if someone is brave enough to try it. I saw it when I purchased my facial soap from there.

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#14 Old 02-28-2008, 07:18 PM
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Pah. I sweat really easily and of course once I do the smell comes along too. Unfortunately the only deodorant that has worked for me (i.e., kept the smell away) is Secret.



I'm currently using Nature's Gate deodorant, but like every other deodorant I've tried, I start smelling after a while. Baking soda is a miracle though - absolutely no smell. I pat it on after applying deodorant.

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I sell things on a handmade site called etsy and there is a seller who has a bath and body shop where everything is vegan!! I love her black raspberry vanilla soap and i just recently made the switch to her vegan deoderant. I got mine in apricot vanilla but there is tons of smells. Her site is http://flameworks.etsy.com The stuff smells great and keeps the sweat and stink at bay as well as what i previously used.
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#16 Old 02-29-2008, 02:53 PM
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I use to use baking soda but now I don't use deodorant, and that worked pretty well.
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#17 Old 02-29-2008, 04:33 PM
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All the natural brand deodorants I tried absolutely did NOT work.

I use Mitchum.
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#18 Old 02-29-2008, 11:29 PM
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After going back and forth, I discovered that the deodorant stone actually works BETTER than the vegan stick deodorants I've tried thus far.



I'll try the baking soda thing. I've GOT to have a solution before the weather warms back up.



Edited to add:

I've always had a problem with red bumps, pimples, ingrown hairs, and what I call 'sweat bubbles" <-- like a non-irritated bubble of sweat that doesn't break through to the surface. I know it's gross to talk about, but it's always made me worry about people being able to see my pits.



BUT, ever since I switched to these natural/vegan deodorants, those problems have magically gone away, and that skin is clear, clean, and smooth. I can also shave them every day, whereas before daily shaving would result in more red bumps.

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I've always had a problem with red bumps, pimples, ingrown hairs, and what I call 'sweat bubbles" <-- like a non-irritated bubble of sweat that doesn't break through to the surface. I know it's gross to talk about, but it's always made me worry about people being able to see my pits.



BUT, ever since I switched to these natural/vegan deodorants, those problems have magically gone away, and that skin is clear, clean, and smooth. I can also shave them every day, whereas before daily shaving would result in more red bumps.



That's good to know - I have those problems too. I still have quite a bit of non-vegan deodorant left but eventually I will be making the switch and this thread has been very helpful.
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I just tried a sample of Lush's Aromaco deoderant and it does not work at all...well, I don't smell bad, but my armpits are quite damp.
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I just tried a sample of Lush's Aromaco deoderant and it does not work at all...well, I don't smell bad, but my armpits are quite damp.



I've used their Aromarant, and it realllly doesn't work at all.





The rocks don't work for me either so I'm back to Mitchum now.
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I'm having quite a good experience with Tom's of Maine so far. I thought I wouldn't like it since it's not an antiperspirant, but I don't even notice.



I do have to use a separate stick w/ antiperspirant when I work out, though.
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I use a crystal deodorant. I don't mind that it's not an anti-antiperspirant, so long as I don't smell. I've also noticed that my skin is a lot less irritated after shaving too. I used to have horrible problems with bumps and ingrown hairs, and they're all gone now (I don't use shaving cream anymore either--that might have something to do with it).
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I use Crystal, too, and love it. But has anyone's Crystal started giving off a musty odor? I've had mine for a while, so that may be why. But I have 80% of the crystal left, so I'd hate to throw it away.
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I just tried a sample of Lush's Aromaco deoderant and it does not work at all...well, I don't smell bad, but my armpits are quite damp.



I thought deodorants aren't supposed to keep your armpits dry, they're just supposed to keep them from smelling. Antiperspirant keeps your armpits dry.
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I use Crystal, too, and love it. But has anyone's Crystal started giving off a musty odor? I've had mine for a while, so that may be why. But I have 80% of the crystal left, so I'd hate to throw it away.



Try holding it under warm running water until the outer layer dissolves a bit. I'd hate to throw it out, too.



UPDATE:

Earlier I mentioned that the crystal worked until I started to sweat, then I would smell, and this was always before my shift ended at work. I started using it again, and it's a lot more 'broken in' now...



It crumbles a lot more now, and even when it's totally dry I can wipe away some salty dust with my fingertips. And, it seems to be working MUCH BETTER now...and one day it lasted over 16 hours, but I wasn't really doing a whole lot.

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the crystal works pretty well for me ... way better than all other natural/vegan deoderants I've tried, but I'm still looking for something that's less faff for using while camping. a roll on that works, preferably an antiperspirant, vegan ... I don't care if it's natural tbh. Anyone have any ideas? I've tried the roll-on cystal and it doesn't work very well and stinks of alcohol.
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I found the crystal to work ok if enough was applied, I wouldn't feel confident using it for sport or anything. What I don't like about it is that you can't be clumsy and keep it for long, it just shatters.
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I like Alvera Natural Deodorant. I bought it from Drugstore.com, but it doesn't seem like they carry it there anymore. Check around, it's pretty good stuff and cheap.
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Try holding it under warm running water until the outer layer dissolves a bit. I'd hate to throw it out, too.



UPDATE:

Earlier I mentioned that the crystal worked until I started to sweat, then I would smell, and this was always before my shift ended at work. I started using it again, and it's a lot more 'broken in' now...



It crumbles a lot more now, and even when it's totally dry I can wipe away some salty dust with my fingertips. And, it seems to be working MUCH BETTER now...and one day it lasted over 16 hours, but I wasn't really doing a whole lot.



yeah, it could've also been your body getting used to something a lot more natural than what you had before. acclimating itself to something better and sweating out the funk from the other brand.



i have a crystal and i also just got Liken Deodorant by Earth Science. i like it so far.
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