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I’m looking for a deodorant that doesn’t contain aluminium but which actually stops odour. No matter what I use my armpits are soaked so makes no difference in that sense! I just don’t want to stink! I use mitchum at the moment which is THE only one I’ve ever found that works for me (bit of a sweaty problem!!! Lol!!!) But it contains aluminium. Anyone help? xx

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I always have to resort to aluminium based ones too but am determined to find one that works without it so will check these out as well wink

I’m a bit of a stinky moo. When I’m at home I just use an Alum crystal stone and a dab of rose or lavender essential oil.

When I’m in company, other than immediate family, who have to take me as I am ( ! ) the only one I’ve found any good for me is the Toms of Maine woodspice one. It’s quite unisex in scent, but they do a honeysuckle one and I think a rose or calendula one if you want something more feminine. I use the stick variety rather than roll on.

Let me know if you find something you like and I’ll check it out smile

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I make my own wink, I have found I need to use it a lot less than shop bought ones.

The other thing I have noticed is that my sweat smells more at certain times.  I suffer from bouts of urticaria or hives on my hands.  When I have the form which is a reaction to something I have eaten, my sweat smells really bad.  My body is clearly trying to rid itself of toxins and that is one way it does it.

The recipe I use to make it is very simple:

1/4 cup of bicarb
1/4 cup if arrowroot
2 tbsp of melted coconut oil

Mix it all together and put it in container.  I use old Toms of Maine containers which had deodorant in that we have now used.  They work perfectly!

If you want a scent you can put 10 drops of essential oil of your choice smile

sustainablemum - 05 June 2015 01:11 PM

The recipe I use to make it is very simple:

1/4 cup of bicarb
1/4 cup if arrowroot
2 tbsp of melted coconut oil

Mix it all together and put it in container.  I use old Toms of Maine containers which had deodorant in that we have now used.  They work perfectly!

If you want a scent you can put 10 drops of essential oil of your choice smile

I do exactly the same, and it’s brilliant! Works way better than any deodorant used to ever work. I use lavender and geranium in mine usually.

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Thank you so much for your replies! I will definitely try the home made version! And look into the others. x

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I use the Jason’s roll on one with Lavender but it is not actually very good so no help there!  smile

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ladies who make their own. I’ve tried in the past but end up with oily marks on my clothes. Have you not found that? Perhaps coconut oil acts differently to other oily bases <confused face>

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Hello Skye-Blu

I tend to be quite sweaty too and the only aluminium-free deoderant that I have found remotely works is the Bionsen stick deoderant (not the roll-on or the spray). It’s about £2.50 and you can get it in Boots and quite a few chemists and supermarkets. It’s not as natural as other aluminium free deoderants, but have tried loads of others and none works quite so well.

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starchild - 08 June 2015 12:08 PM

ladies who make their own. I’ve tried in the past but end up with oily marks on my clothes. Have you not found that? Perhaps coconut oil acts differently to other oily bases <confused face>

It can do a little bit I have found it always washes out just fine wink.  I have reduced the quantity of coconut oil to 2tbs of melted oil, the original recipe I started off with had far more and was definitely too oily.

I use Green People Natural Aloe Vera Deodorant which is made without pore-clogging aluminum, parabens, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol) and artificial fragrances. £7.99 from http://www.mia-mama.com

I use tea tree oil directly under my arms. I have not found anything else that is even remotely as effective.

I’ve been making my own deodorant for years, and have ended up with a very simple and cheap formula. 
I nearly-half fill an old jam jar with bicarbonate of soda (deals with smells), nearly-fill to the top with cornflour (deals with dampness), then sprinkle in a good bit of whichever essential oil I fancy using this time round.  Put the lid on,  shake it all up, and it’s ready to use - take a small scoop in your fingers on pat on under your arms.  It can be a little ‘dusty’ in the summer time, but there are so few days of wearing strapless dresses in this country that I don’t find that to be much of a problem!  (I keep a bottle of weleda spray deodorant on hand for those rare summery days).

The only one I’ve found that actually works is Salt of the Earth Aura deodorant spray, the pink bottle. It has a lavender, vanilla scent it smells divine! It is very wet when you first spray it on so you have to leave it to dry. I had tried so many natural deodorants that would work for a bit , but just wouldn’t last through the day and had gone back to aluminium based deodorants but when my mum got breast cancer I was determined to find one that works. It’s currently buy one get one free at Holland & Barrett
http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/salt-of-the-earth-pure-aura-natural-deodorant-60012001

Thanks Aimond, I must admit I sometimes slip back to aluminium ones occasionally but after a few days using it my armpit starts to itch and encourages me to go back to natural alternatives, I’ll give this one a go…if you think it’s not too feminine smell :lol:

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