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...
...with a few drops of esential oil added.
That works quite well.
Honestly - no. I am too afraid to smell. My antiperspirant works very well for me and I've had no ill effects from it - so I see no need for a change - I'm sure this will be unpopular - but it's honest.
I avoid antiperspirants all together because they in effect make me perspire more, smell bad, make my armpits break out and stain my clothes. I use a salt deodorant and wear breathable fiber clothes, so yes.
I've been using the rock crystal (or spray version of it) almost exclusively since early fall of last year, and I was convinced I wouldn't be able to deal with it when high temps hit, but I'm doing fine with is and still love using it. The trick is to put it on IMMEDIATELY after showering, maybe including a spray of rubbing alcohol, then rinse and rub the rock, then rinse it and put it in its holding tray.
I've been sweating profusely working out in the veggie garden and haven't missed actual antiperspirant/deodorant, even though the crystal stuff doesn't inhibit sweat. I wasn't expecting that, so I am very pleased. The rock crystal also seems to last a very long time.
EDIT: At another forum, someone just posted this recipe, and she said it works really well:
6 tablespoons of corn starch 2 tablespoons of baking soda 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil 1 clean, empty stick deodorant container 1 mixing bowl 1 fork to mix everything together
Fill the container with it and let it solidify overnight.
Antiperspirants irritate my pits and make my always-sweaty underarms sweat more, which ruins my clothes with aluminum-salts stains. So yes, I avoid them!
Luckily, I don't have much odor to my sweat.
With much trepidation, I stopped using conventional deodorant a few months ago. I was using the "prescription strength" and still felt like I stunk at the end of the day and I knew it was full of toxic chemicals. I had tried natural deodorant like Tom's, but it never worked for me. To my amazement, I didn't need to use deodorant all winter long. Then when spring came, I tried 2/3 apple cider vinegar and 1/3 water in a spray bottle, applied after showers and it works better than any deodorant I've ever tried. I always thought I was cursed with super stinky pits, but honestly I think it was the residue from the chemical deodorant. Now, even with Crossfit and 90 degree heat, I don't stink.
I tried the crystal, but it didn't work for me at all. So then I did some research and came across Miessence deodorant. I've been using it for a year, and I am never smelly. I found this researching the Environmetal Working Group's Skin Deep website. This site offers ratings on how toxic beauty products are. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Here is the link: http://miorganicproducts.com/bodycare/aroma_free_rollon_deodorant.php
Yes, though I admit it isn't 100% proven. I use Old Spice for now, I don't love the smell but I haven't found anything else that works and is available widely. Tom's of Maine straight up gave me a rash, and Herbal Clear and Lavilin fail very easily.
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