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<span style="color:#9932CC;">I tend to need a strong deodorant/antiperspirant (especially when exercising) and I don't want to use anything with animal products or that has been tested on animals. However, I don't want to buy something that isn't strong enough to control odor/wetness. Gross! Does anyone have any suggestions on something to try?</span>
 

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I think certain dri is listed as vegan, and it works (I've used it) but I'm not sure I'd go back to it unless I had to. I've heard good things about thai crystal deodorants from people that use it, but I haven't been persuaded yet to switch.
 

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I used to use Mitchum. It is a very strong anti-perspirant. I found <a href="http://dontbecruel-aguidetocrueltyfreebeauty.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">this blog</a> that says it is cruelty free, but you would have to check on that.<br><br>
Crystal deodorants are just that. Deodorants. I use them and it takes some getting used to because you still sweat, and will have odor if you are working out hard or if it is hot out. I guess I just don't care about the wetness and some smell anymore. I use crystal deodorant because I just can't get behind the idea that absorbing Aluminum into my armpits everyday won't hurt me in the future.<br><br>
But anyway, when I was younger, I was really sweaty and the Mitchum did the trick. Good luck.<br><br>
Update: I just did some further reading, Revlon (parent company to Mitchum) apparently doesn't test the final products on animals, but may receive ingredients from suppliers that do. Like I said, it requires more research. There are more brands that are widely available in natural food stores, ie, Jasons. If no one has any more suggestions, parhaps you can start eliminating those brands that are known to be cruelty free. If you live near a Sprout's Farmer's Market or a Natural Grocers, those are the places that I get my products.
 

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cornstarch will suck up some wetness. if you use it with a deodorant though, I have no idea which would have to be put on first to be more effective.
 

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I love the Crystal deoderant> The rock kind. Look for the small size because if it gets dropped, it breaks like a -crystal. It lasts about forever.<br>
I do have Mitchem for times I do need an antiperspirant. Crystal does well for odor, but sometimes I need to not sweat! It is as vegan as antiperspirants go, from what's been said in other forums. Like mentioned above- it's a revlon product and ingrediants aren't controlled for testing.<br><a href="http://www.compassionatecookscommunity.com/post?Vegan-Antiperspirant...is-there-such-a-thing-2602968" target="_blank">http://www.compassionatecookscommuni...-thing-2602968</a><br><br>
A mix of baking soda, and cornstarch, mixed with enough coconut oil and essential oil is good.
 

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i use toms of maine. its not to bad (and i sweat alot) they only have one good smell though apricot or something. the rest of them stink.<br>
do not by any means use this stuff. <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=a92c1be0c7d287d4fc22718050c12fdb&attachmentid=16794" title="">Attachment 16794</a>im not sure what the brand is but it is awful. it makes you sweat and it doesnt make you not stink. i wore this to gym one time an di think i chased everyone out lol<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c6/c69b08e3_vbattach16794.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c6/525x525px-LL-c69b08e3_vbattach16794.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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I use Mitchum. I believe it's vegan, and the PETA site lists them as not testing on animals (not a PETA supporter at all, but that list is definitely useful). I've tried the all-natural, non-anti-perspirant deodorants, and frankly I just sweat too much for those.
 

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I don't believe Toms has antiperspirant, just deodorant. I have the calendula, and it smells nice for a short time, but does nothing-doesn't last.<br>
When it gets cooler, try going without antiperspirant for a week or more and see if you sweat less. Antiperspirants really cause you to sweat more, and need them more. So do shampoos.
 

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Antiperspirants use aluminum (and other things) to keep you from sweating. Antiperspirants cause cancer. I think it's real important to use deodorant only. You're body was designed to sweat to cool it's self. Altering the natural process is a bad idea I think. So, this is really all I have to say about this. please reconsider using an antiperspirant. As you get older the things you do when your young will dictate your health. I have been pretty health conscience all of my life. I'm 48 and I can go harder than most of the people in my age group. I attribute this to not injuring my body in any chronic ways over the years. No smoking, no excessive drinking, exercise, meditation, and I try to get enough sleep. I hope to keep hard charging for 40 more years, or more.<br><br>
I have a lot of friends that thought that youth was to be spent parting their asses off. Now they are old people. Their skin is bad and they are lazy and over weight. But, their life was full of bad habits so, they can't find the will to try a new direction.<br><br>
I guess the reason I'm preaching here is to inspire the importance of good habits for long term health. Little compromises can kick your butt down the road. Being veggie is a fantastic start towards long term health.
 

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I used to use Mitchum. It is a very strong anti-perspirant. I found <a href="http://dontbecruel-aguidetocrueltyfreebeauty.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">this blog</a> that says it is cruelty free, but you would have to check on that.<br><br>
But anyway, when I was younger, I was really sweaty and the Mitchum did the trick. Good luck.<br></div>
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I use Mitchum. I believe it's vegan, and the PETA site lists them as not testing on animals (not a PETA supporter at all, but that list is definitely useful).</div>
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Wow I had no idea Mitchum was vegan and actually works! It seems to be a cheaper brand so I always assumed it didn't work all that well. Thanks for the info.
 

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<span style="color:#9932CC;">Thanks so much or the advice!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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Or if there is anything like a vegan herb or something that would help?

I know this post is old but people like me googling for answers may find this helpful, Mitchum (owned by revlon) we all know, Certain Dri is owned by Clarion (who does test on animals). Jack Black is CF and privately owned (as of 2016!) The line is vegan except the lipbalm. He offers an anti-persperant and a deodorant! cheers
 

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I also use a crystal deodorant. It was 10$CAD from Saje and will last me a minimum of 3 years, but like mentioned earlier it doesn't block moisture.to me this is fine, I feel like we're meant to sweat anyway, but if you don't like it cornstarch, baby powder, translucent face powder, fragrance powder, or even dry shampoo can be layered on top if you really want to reduce the sweating.
 

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I also use a crystal deodorant. It was 10$CAD from Saje and will last me a minimum of 3 years, but like mentioned earlier it doesn't block moisture.to me this is fine, I feel like we're meant to sweat anyway, but if you don't like it cornstarch, baby powder, translucent face powder, fragrance powder, or even dry shampoo can be layered on top if you really want to reduce the sweating.
I agree, I love the crystal deoderants. :)
 
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