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I really want to use a deoderant that's natural and doesn't have that aluminum stuff in it.So far I've tried Kiss my Face Active Enzyme and Jason Apricot & E.I prefer the apricot one but they both stop working within about an hour or two of using them.And usually with the aluminum kind I quickly swipe it on and I'm set for the day.Is there any natural deoderant's you've tried that actually worked for you.
 

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The Tom's of Maine kind seems to work for me (but we'll see what happens this summer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">)!
 

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y'know what's weird? i started using tom's of maine a couple of months ago (the unscented kind), and i found that it worked okay for a little while (like 1/2 a day) and then just sort of pooped out on me and i smelled like a goat! it wasn't my natural smell, either, but a combination of my natural smell and the scents of the ingredients in the deoderant. so i kind of gave up and never bought any other deoderant for a couple of weeks and just went around with nothing on. i had a bit of an odor for a while, but now, all of a sudden, i don't stink at all, and i've been deoderant-free for three weeks.<br><br><br><br>
i am wondering if using deoderant every day doesn't sort of muck up your natural scent and make you stinkier when you stop using it. i think if you aren't naturally all that odiferous, you could probably detox from the deoderant and go around free as a bird, like me, now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I use Jason's and it works well for a deodorant. Are you missing an anti-perspirant? Because the natural deodorants are not going to help with perspiration. Haven't exactly solved that dilema yet, myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I use Alvera Aloe and Almond All Natural Roll-On Deodorant. It goes on pretty wet, but I'm use to it now. It doesn't leave marks on clothes either. It's completely clear. It works for me.
 

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wow lucky you kreeli<br><br><br><br>
i bought a aluminium free deoderant from the net but i used it for bout 2 wks then i started to realise i smelt so i got a new one and it has an antipersperant act in it..which the other did not.<br><br><br><br>
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My mom uses Tawas, a "natural" roll-on from the Philippines -- but the main ingredient is alum. It works great (anti-perspirant, too), but if you're wanting to avoid aluminum then the purpose is defeated.
 

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I read somewhere the more natural, the deodorant, the better (for women). Especially, if you put it on after shaving your underarms. The ingredients in the popular brands (could be aluminum) were linked to causing breast cancer. Anyone else read this?
 

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I don't use anti-perspirant because sweating is natural and I don't want to block my pores. I've heard that increases breast cancer risk too.<br><br>
So I use only deodorant, but here they don't make women's deodorant, it's ALL anti-perspirant!! So I have used men's deo, but it doesn't last very long. I don't know what to do anymore, i guess I'll just keep trying more brands...
 

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I sometimes use Desert Essence and Kiss My Face roll-on deoderant. I like the unscented the best, but I have a lavender scented KMF bottle for the times I'm running low. I'm too tired right now to find out whether they have aluminum in them or not. Tomorrow, tomorrow.
 

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I 've got a reccomendation- I use the "Crystal Rock" deodorant, its in a purple holder, and made of salts and stuff. You wet it, then rub it on after a shower. It actually works though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Keeps me very unstinky. heh. They actually have a website...it's distinctive lookin stuff. <a href="http://www.crystaldeodorantprotection.com/" target="_blank">http://www.crystaldeodorantprotection.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
The Toms of Maine and other stuff works- but sometimes it "gives out" usually I can reapply it in PE luckily. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
About a year ago, I read some nasty things about antipersperints, and they made me itch real bad!! You cant imagine how embarrasing it is to sit there looking anguished then scratch at your armpit happily. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> lol. I think eventually I found one but I shortly moved on to a natuuural one. Woowoo!
 

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I've avoided aluminum containing antiperspirants for years (the itching and the angry, red bumps!). I've found that using a new brand each time you need to buy a new stick works well. I'm using the Kiss My Face right now, when it's gone I'll buy Desert Essence or another brand, and when that's gone I'll either go back to KMF or try something else. Switching back and forth seems to work. Plus, drinking tons of water seems to keep stinkiness at bay.
 

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Body odour is caused by bacterial activity. I have heard that swabbing the underarm with isopropyl alcohol can act as a deodourant.
 

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I'm using a natural Tea Tree deoderant right now (can't remember the brand off-hand). It didn't work very good until I started pre-treating my armpits with Isopropyl Alcohol first (I would imagine that Witch Hazel probably works as well without being so harsh), and the combination of the two seems to work fine.<br><br><br><br>
My husband's having a harder time finding something that will work for him. I told him that he'd probably have better luck with the natural deoderants if he shaved his armpits. He was not amused. LOL.
 

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I have great results with the crystal deodorant, myself. I found a super cheap rock sold as a store repack (no labels and packaging...) and it works exactly the same as the expensive kind. just rub it on my wet pits when I get out of the shower. No smells at all!<br><br><br><br>
I never thought it would work but it does. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i use thai crystals too..tried a few other more normal ones, but they didn't work for me cuz i kept breaking out from them. so, i used a stone until it kinda cracked apart(it was the kind shaped like a stick, i think the ones in bags are probably better) then i found it in spray bottle form which rocks. plus, it gave me the idea to dissolve my old rough stone in water and make a second bottle of it.
 

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JASON Tee Tree Oil deodorant was nice. I need to find it cheaper than at the local HFS ($7 per stick?!?)<br><br><br><br>
I tried Tom's but it stunk to high heaven after a few hours...I was so embarassed to even raise my arms, I'd keep them clamped to my sides. It was a combo of sweat and the deodorant smell, combining and it was if it fermented and became even more horrible.
 

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I bought Tom's of Maine a while back and I thought it was terrible. It smelled nice but it was kinda sticky and didn't work all that well.
 
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