(Closed) Deodorant Issues. Please tell me I'm not alone! Lol

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
3541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

TheLadyA:  have u ever tried to go back and use the ones that worked for a while (after taking some time off from using them)?

Post # 18
286 posts
Helper bee

Could it be that your body is so used to deodorant and anti-perspirants that it’s become immunce to it? I know it seems counter-intuitive, but I find that when my body is acting out, it’s because I have to cut back. For example, my face used to be a greaseball. It was just awful. Tried *everything*. Finally, I gave up and decided to just cut overthing out. Now, I wash only with water in the morning, and maybe cetaphil at night with some coconut oil if I have makeup on. It’s soooo much better. Same with my hair. Use to get greasy within a day. Decided to cut back on shampoo and wash with vinegar in between days. Now can stretch up to three days without shampoo.


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Post # 21
182 posts
Blushing bee

TheLadyA:  I sweat quite profusely as well, and also thanks to my dad.  I would find a deodorant that worked well for a while then all of the sudden become immune, and all of my white shirts were only good for maybe 3 wears if I was lucky.  I completely cut out deodorant from the store and started making my own by melting some coconut oil in a bowl and stirring in some baking soda and about two drops of essential oil (mint, tea tree, and eucalyptus are all good clean scents) then letting it settle back to room temperature.  I would wash my armpits in the morning and rub the paste on, but I found about midway through the day it would start to let my sweat/odor through, then I recently read online about thai deodorant crystals, they are very cheap on amazon so I got one.  I now wash my armpits before bed and dampen the crystal stick and apply it alone before bed, then if I workout in the morning its wash again and apply the stick, then after it dries I put on my scented coconut oil paste and it lasts all day, I even tested it through an 8 mile run, and while I was definitely sweaty and a little stinky all over, my armpits were not very offensive.  So far I’ve had great luck with it, it’s natural and pretty inexpensive after you get the initial ingredients.

Post # 22
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

TheLadyA:  Cosign times a million to Certain Dri. literally nothing worked for my sweating in middle school.  I would put paper towels under my arms in the mornings and would still sweat through them. I started using Certain Dri in high school and it changed my life, no exaggeration. I now, at 32, only have to use it about once a month (started out at every other night, then a couple times a week, etc). Now I can wear regular deodorant and it feels like a minor victory every morning. Haha. Go get it! It’s might not work for your particular problem, but it’s a great place to start. Give it about a month to kick In though  

Post # 23
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Used to have a similar issue but with sweating. Doctor prescribed me deodorant you apply overnight and it closes up the excessive pores. Now I hardly sweat. 

Post # 24
527 posts
Busy bee

I have the exact same problem. I tried it alllllll. From Natural to Men’s Extra Strength, lol.

Nothing worked, and the stronger ones started staining my shirts. Not fun. So unladylike!

Finally I discovered Crystal deodorants. I started with the solid one but now I use the liquid ones. (More convenient, since you don’t have to wet them to apply like you do the rock.) They are awesome, no aluminum, and completely weightless-feeling once they dry. The one trick is that you need to apply it to clean underarms, since it works by creating a barrier of mineral salts. So if you haven’t showered you’ll have to wash up real quick for it to really work best.

I usually can make it all day on one application. I often carry one in my purse in case I need it, but I usually don’t.


Post # 25
688 posts
Busy bee

I don’t have this problem fortunately (sorry you do :() but I am really conscious of body odor and not having the problem. So there was a year in school when I had to trek campus in the Texas heat in a ten minute period and just for precaution I bought Dove Clinical Protection Original Clean and loved it. 

Post # 26
9095 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Deodorant doesn’t stop you from sweating, it simply makes you smell less.<br /><br />Antipersperant doesn’t allow you to sweat. Antipersperant should be applied at night to shaven underarms to be most effective. I use the “clinical strength” stuff since I’m a sweater and it works beautifully if I apply at night to freshly shaven & freshly washed underarms.

Post # 27
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I also used Drysol from a doctor, and put it on at night a few times a week.  It’s been quite a few years since then, and I really don’t have a problem now.  I can use natural deodorant like Tom’s now.  

Post # 28
9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

TheLadyA:  Look into odaban. It comes from the UK.

I have a friend that had similar problems and it works realy well. I use it in the summer time and only holidays for convenience because I am in and out of the water and I hate to sweat. For me I only have to apply it once a week but my friend has to apply more often.

Post # 29
2255 posts
Buzzing bee

Girl, I feel for you. I used to have the same problem years ago and used Certain Dri. It worked sometimes, but two bits of advice: be careful because it can stain your clothes (or pajamas since you wear it at night) and also, unless you want to know what purgatory on earth is–never, ever put it on just after you have shaved. *shudders*

Post # 30
82 posts
Worker bee

Nthing CertainDry recommendations. That plus Secret Clinical Strength. If either goes off the market I will lose my mind.

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