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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 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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 1213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 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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Susanne 0 · July 07, 2012 at 3:14 AM

I have used a tiny amount of 40% Zinc Oxide (CVS brand Diaper Rash creme) and it works amazingly well. I am perimenopausal, live in Florida and sweat like no one else I know!! I have horrible BO and I am steering clear of aluminum based products... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · November 13, 2011 at 8:17 AM

If this were true, one would probably have to do this for, say, 10-30 mins several times/day. Wouldn't it be easier to simply hold hot charcoals in your armpits for 5 minutes several times/day and kill bacteria with heat? I suppose one could also... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 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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Katherine 0 · April 01, 2011 at 7:31 PM

This may be unpopular in paleoprimalsphere but I tend to think this one isn't complicated: use commercial deodorant. Or antiperspirant if necessary. I tend to side with the Kurt Harris' Paleo 2.0 paleo. Neolithic does not = bad. And in the... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 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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Laurie_D_ 0 · October 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Boil cinnamon sticks and cloves, with a little orange peel. Great fall scent. However, I see nothing wrong with bacon ;)

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by 830 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

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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NWHamilton 0 · June 20, 2010 at 8:39 PM

The stones actually seemed to be rather ineffective for me. Mine started stinking as well and even if they kept my pits from smelling, the resulting sweat would still stink up my shirts. I have tried the spray and powder as well. The Crystal... (more)

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by 2614 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

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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Karen 0 · June 10, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I gave these all up years ago, nothing to do with paleo, they were all just a waste of time, money or uncomfortable. Of course, I worked and socialized with geeks, scientists, horticulturists, and other sorts who couldn't care less about that kind... (more)

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by 1648 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 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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John_R 0 · March 07, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I suspect that Grok dealt with it like this: If everybody smells equally bad, nobody notices. For me, functioning in a 21st century world requires soap and shampoo and whatnot. To borrow Kurt Harris's phrase, I'm not so much into the "paleo... (more)