(Closed) Do you use an aluminium free deodorant?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you use aluminium free deodorant?
    Yes : (24 votes)
    36 %
    No : (34 votes)
    52 %
    Sometimes : (8 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 17
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would love to go aluminum free…I just havent found one that works for me. Toms of Maine makes my underarms feel sticky and itchy.

    I think I’ll order the Kiss my Face stuff and see how that works! I love their shampoos and conditioners, so it’s worth a shot.

    Post # 18
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I make my own.  roughly equal parts of coconut oil, cornstarch, and baking soda.  ( i use less baking soda currently, as it can irritate my skin).  You can add essential oils to it, but i leave it plain.   I apply in the morning, and have had no issues really in the last 3 months.  

    I have used Tom’s, Alba, and Jason’s in the past, but they always felt weirdly greasy and herbal.  I usually ended up with strange, painful chafing from them, and still felt stinky.

    Now, my homemade formula won’t hold up to a heavy workout.  When I run/walk, i destroy it, but for regular day to day, it is great.

    Post # 19
    2449 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Mrsluckywife:  I have tried aluminium-free deodorant because I have an allergy/irritation to some brands of deodorant, but I found that it did not hold up when someone perspires a lot (eg. lots of physical activity, really hot weather). I’m sure this depends on the individual somewhat, but in my personal experience, the only people this type of deodorant works for is those who do not perspire that much. I have seen similar effects in friends who use aluminium-free deodorant.

    Since then, I have found that I tolerate Dove deodorant, and that makes me happy.

    Post # 20
    44 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No idea, but my guess is no… I use Secret/Dove Clinical

    Post # 21
    7369 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Sometimes. I go between the crystal, a natural and traditional. I’m a mess 🙁

    Post # 23
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I used a specific pregnancy-safe one I found online for my first trimester.  I wasn’t a fan, so stopped using it after that. My husband used Tom’s and got serious burns under his arms from it after a few weeks. We did some research and found other people had similar complaints.

    Post # 26
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t like baby powder, so I mix a few drops of lavender essential oil into baking soda and pat it on my underarms. I keep it in a bowl on my bathroom counter and it makes the bathroom smell really good too. This is how I fragrance my whole home with different essential oils in baking soda bowls haha.

    I am also taking zinc and it has cut down on my sweating and stink significantly, so this combo is working much better than any deodorant/anti-persperant ever has. I even have an active, sweaty job and it holds up really well!


    Post # 27
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee

    We (DH and I) used Tom’s for a while but for some reason it stopped being effective, so we’ve actually started using straight up baking soda! (We figured, if it works for deodorizing shoes, fridges and cupboards, why not try it as a deodorant.) We have a little bowl in our washroom cupboard that we take from in the mornings, and it’s been working well for about half a year now!

    Post # 28
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee

    @turnanewleaf:  Oh, I like your idea of adding an essential oil to it! Will have to try that!

    Post # 29
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    @Mrsluckywife:  If I do, then it’s a fluke. I just use Lady Speed Stick. It’s one of the only ones I’m not allergic to.

    ETA: I didn’t vote.

    Post # 30
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can’t recall the name of the brand I currently use. I tried arm & hammer deodorant once and it gave me a rash… bleh. I definitely want to try to make my own soon (like this weekend).

    Post # 31
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Apparently diaper rash cream (zinc oxide) is a good deodorant AND anti-persperant.

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