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by 0 · December 22, 2013 at 7:24 AM

I'm sure the powers that be are more concerned with profit rather than public health, so why use these chemicals in the first place? Seems like an added expense if you're just trying to make lotion.

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cavebiatchmofakkers 0 · December 22, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Fillers, preservatives, and cheap synthetic products that get the job right (such as silicones for making hair feel smooth even though it can build up on hair). Everything is a chemical, even natural stuff. Just because something is "synthetic"... (more)

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by 905 · January 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I've been using pitrock for about 8 months now & although its good..it isn't great, i tried making my own but i had mixed results, I will take time to make fermented food but when it comes to deodorant i'd rather just buy some, but i'm not... (more)

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syrahna 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:36 AM

That looks fairly safe to me, all things considered. Only two things caught my (amateur) eye - the sodium usnate and the citrus oils. Here's info on the first - not much! http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/723972/SODIUM_USNATE/ (That's a great... (more)

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by 1206 · February 17, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I don't actually sweat overly much, but I do have what I would characterize as evil underarms that overcome whatever deodorant I apply. This slays me because my mother and father don't really need to use deodorant at all (like roses!), and when... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I cycle between milk of magnesia and a 50%:50% mix of baking soda and coconut oil. If I use too much of the baking soda, I get rashes. Milk of magnesia seems to not have any issues for me. If you want something that looks like a deodorant... (more)

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by 6218 · November 13, 2011 at 8:22 AM

I heard some interesting info from Dr. Mercola as Weston Price's keynote speaker at Wise Traditions conference. He suggested that a person could tan their pits, and the UV would kill odor causing bacteria. So people could use either deodorant or... (more)

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Epic_Beauty_Guide 0 · November 13, 2011 at 6:53 AM

I second Rogue's answer. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantRoseBoutique?section_id=6132799

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by 19504 · May 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Do you avoid aluminum in antiperspirants?

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Kikilula 0 · June 20, 2011 at 4:58 AM

I ditched all my bathroom chemicals and use olive oil soap, baking soda and coconut oil solely. As a deodorant I use this recipe - though I rarely sweat or smell any... (more)

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by 211 · August 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I need to find a homemade or commercial solution to the best possible deodorant solution. It needs to be an anti-perspirant, odor neutralizing, with low or no harmful chemicals, that also does not stain clothes. Multiple applications could be... (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 14, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I use regular Arm & Hammer baking soda after my shower. I apply the powder to a moistened underarm and it sticks and works well for me. Some people have complained that it is like little rocks underarm...too rough...others mix coconut oil... (more)

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by 81 · July 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Alright folks, my sex life might become affected and I can't have that. I have given up deodorant with aluminum in it. I also don't wash with soap all that often. I have tried both Nature's Gate and Tom's of Maine deodorant sticks. I have also... (more)

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Allan 0 · April 03, 2011 at 5:19 PM

go swimming in a pool

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by 20 · October 18, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Just looking for some suggestions on air fresheners. I have received complaints about making the house smell like bacon :) I tend to stay away from any type of plugin products and most sprays because I have notice some allergic symptoms flare up... (more)

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xjhues 0 · October 18, 2010 at 4:49 PM

most fragrances like glade plugins have phthalates in them. you don't want to be walking around your house inhaling that crap all day. essential oils like bergamot, eucalyptus, peppermint, etc are great.

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by 810 · June 21, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Hey folks. I've been using this deodorant crystal for a couple of weeks now. For the first 2 weeks, it worked wonderfully. I'd wet the crystal slightly, apply it liberally to my arm pits and some of the surrounding skin, and I wouldn't have any BO... (more)

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Erin_1 0 · June 21, 2010 at 2:16 AM

This is like my last remaining chemical laden item in my bathroom...deodorant. I am very curious to the responses here as I tried the crystal before with no effect. Lots of baking soda uses I see so far....

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by 2564 · December 28, 2012 at 7:18 AM

One of the things I adore about the Paleo lifestyle is the return to simplicity. I'm not one who feels we need to "paleo re-enact", cook our food over open fire or clean our loincloths by scrubbing sand on them, but I do like the attempt to cut... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 28, 2012 at 7:18 AM

For the record, I do wear makeup, (though not as much as I used to, for convenience reasons) I have dyed my hair in the past, I use shampoo, conditioner, and body wash (though I try to get sulfate free shampoo) I shave my pits, but I refuse to... (more)

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by 1650 · April 16, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I was watching Regency House this weekend - you remember, when PBS was doing all those recreation shows, having people live as if it was the victorian era, or pioneer era, or whatever? This one was regency era, the time of Jane Austin, Pride... (more)

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Louisa 0 · April 06, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Lemon juice is a great deodorant, the citric acid with it's low pH breaks down the cell membranes of the bacteria and dries up excess oil - (the same goes for vinegar too) although some people can be really sensitive to it (especially after they... (more)

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by 486 · August 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Probably the biggest downside to going paleo: the stank. I avoid using generic soaps and deodorants, instead opting for organic soap and no deodorant. I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but Grok could not have mated with Mrs. Grok if he... (more)

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thhq 0 · August 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

With whatever smelled good by local standards. Coast Salish women in this area used fish oil. They had plenty of water to bathe in. Fish oil was only for special occasions.