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How do you prevent them? Most all of my white shirts are ruined when I have had them but a month!! I always put deoderant on in the morning and even bring it to school because I have to keep putting it on. Sometimes around 5 times a day! It seems ridiculous and I was wondering what kind really works. Or what would get sweat stains out of your clothes because Ive tried tons of stain removers and bleach. Nothing works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I've heard vinegar, amonia, even aspirin (dissolve 6-7 tablets in water and soak area). But I've been too lazy to test if any of those actually work.<br><br><br><br>
I've also read tha aluminum-based deoderant can be a culprit.
 

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Hi,<br><br>
I am new to this board, but my suggestion comes from a family friend who uses something called a crystal body stone. From my understanding its a deodorant with no aluminum. It comes in the shape of a ball and when you want to use it you simply wet it with warm tap water and apply to underarms. Now you will still sweat but there will be no BO smell and no stains. Her husband is a wood carver and he sweats alot, however he swears by the thing. I was also told they last for ever or at least a year.<br><br>
I believe you can find them at a health food store,<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
Rebecca
 

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Toms of Maine has no aluminum.<br><br>
I remember as a teenager using Ban Roll-On, and it leaving horrible yellow stains on my clothes.<br><br>
The only way I know of removing stains in clothes is to send them to my mother. She's amazing! No stain is too great or beyond her expertise. She loves the challenge, and will devote an unusual amount of time on the goal of super clean, stain free clothes.<br><br>
I bet she would recommend Tang.
 

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you could try soaking your shirts in oxy clean, it seems to work well for us. i usually put a scoop into the machine with the detergent when i do a load of whites, but for really bad stains i just soak it in the sink with oxy clean overnight. the stuff even got the orange tomato soup stains out of a rubber spatula that we thought was ruined, thanks to the roommate.<br><br><br><br>
and yeah i'd go for a more natural deoderant, or try going a couple days without any at all and see if there's a difference<br><br><br><br>
oh i almost forgot about this one: Ecogent or Chomp are natural cleaners made of enzymes that are safe to use on anything, nontoxic and environmentally safe, they literally eat dirt/stains etc. you could try soaking in that as well. and my friend uses Ecogent for everything in her house including windows, you can even dilute it and it works just as well. my grocery store carries it, it's a blue or white bottle with a picture of a dolphin on the label
 

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are you guys sure its the deodarant that causes the stains and not the sweat? Because my deodarant I use is white. And when i get it on my tee shirts the deoderant leaves white marks not yellow stains =/. Well thanks for the suggestions. i will try all of these ! =)
 

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I use Lady Mitchum. I don't think it has aluminum, but I could be wrong. ^^;;
 

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Most forms of conventional deodorant will stain your clothes because of the aluminum in them. It used to happen to me all of the time, so I switched to a natural deodorant. I didn't like that much, as it just covered up the B.O. (and sometimes not very well) and I still sweat. Then I tried the natural crystal body stone. It works fairly well in controlling the B.O., but you still sweat. I never got it to last a whole year though--the crystal would still be intact, but the B.O. controlling properties didn't last that long. I now switch back and forth between regular deodorant and the crystal--if it's a day I'm working, I use the regular deodorant, if it's not a day I'm working, I use the crystal.<br><br><br><br>
Also, applying deodorant 5 times a day seems like you're overdoing it. It's ok to sweat. You're supposed to sweat. Try applying it no more than once per shower you take and see if that makes a difference in your shirts. The deodorant you use might not be strong enough for you either, so switching could help a lot. Another thing to consider, especially if you're a vegan, is that almost all conventional deodorants are tested on animals and some, if not all, contain animal ingredients.
 

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excessive sweating could also be something worth checking into with your doctor. make a list of any other symptoms/problems you have and do some research or ask a doc to see if they're connected. i seem to remember you mentioning something about getting your thyroid tested, am i right? excessive sweating is a symptom of hyperactive thyroid, if that's the case, as soon as your hormone levels are balanced it should get better
 

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The crystal some of you mentioned is not as good for you as you might think, even though it looks like something "pure". It is pure "Ammonium Alum", I think it is an aluminum salt (forgot all chemistry I learned at school, but I think that is a salt).<br><br>
Using deodorants that contain aluminum raises the risk to get cancer, but, unfortunately, the few that do not contain aluminum do not work that well!
 

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Just about all mainstream commercial deodorants are pretty much the same. That is, all the roll-ons are the same as all the other roll-ons, all the sprays -- etcetara. And the different forms are all just dif delivery systems for the same compound which serves as both a deodorant and antiperspirant: aluminum zironium trichlorhydrex gly. The rest of the stuff is just "delivery" material for the azt gly to be emulsified with. Roll-on has one set of delivery materials, spray another -- but azt gly is the active ingredient in just about all of them.<br><br><br><br>
My roll-on lists (in order of predominance) cyclomethicone -- this is called "silicone lube" when you buy it in a hardware store and it doesn't turn yellow; mineral oil -- de-colorized motor oil -- it is clear and stays clear; after that the amounts of the materials are too small to be relevant, even if they do turn yellow.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry I don't know what your problem is, LC. For me, if I use more than a tiny bit of azt gly, and apply it more than once between baths, my underarms get terribly irritated. A teensy-tiny half a roll also seems to totally stop all perpiration and odor for at least 24 hours. And this isn't because my underarms are naturally low in perspiration and odor, it is because azt gly is astonishly effective for me in tiny amounts.<br><br><br><br>
It suppose it could be that that you are having a paradoxical reaction to it, that is, it is causing perspiration, rather than stopping it. I'm just taking a wild guess.
 

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"Lady Mitchum Dry Roll-On Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Powder Fresh"<br><br><br><br>
Active Ingredients: Contains: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly 19%<br><br><br><br>
Inactive Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutane, Silica, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Fragrance<br><br><br><br>
This is acc to <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/qxp26408_333181_sespider/lady_mitchum/dry_roll_on_antiperspirant_and_deodorant_powder_fresh.htm" target="_blank">http://www.drugstore.com/qxp26408_33...wder_fresh.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Notice the similarity of ingredient to the roll-on I mentioned above (Secret Roll-on). I pretty much just buy whichever unscented roll-on is on sale. The ingredients are all so similar, that I suspect they are all made in the same factory in China, and US marketers just put their own label on them. Tho I'm partial to Secret because it says "pH balanced" on the label. I think they are all pH balanced -- but Secret makes a point of putting this fact on the label. Being pH balanced is what supposedly makes it "gentle enough for a woman." It may be gentle enough for a woman -- but, like all the others, it is too harsh for me. They are all azt gly so they are all the same strength -- why? Becuase you can use more or less, to compensate for any difference in the percentage of azt gly. The other ingredients are pretty inert and not likely to be irritating: silicone lube and mineral oil.
 

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By the way, I think silica is sand, and quanternium-18 hectorite is, basicly, clay -- gives the stuff some "body" probably. There must not be a large quantity of these ingredients, or you would feel them, see them.
 
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