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Looking for the Best Aluminum Free Deodorant

Hi all, any suggestions for aluminum free deodorant? I've tried Tom's of Maine and the Crystal Roll on. Since having my baby, it just seems like I'm always hot, sweaty and smelly! Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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My total fave is lemon-scented Weleda, which they carry at Whole Foods on Alabama. The one risk is that it comes in a glass container and I have had at least one of them break while traveling, but there are small containers for traveling that, while still glass, are much less prone to breaking.

Good luck!
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Hi A., If you'd like to do some at-home research, you can go to www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. This website covers ingredients and safety (or not) of deodorants and most other personal care products for including make-up, shampoo, lotions, etc., etc.

Just go to the website and type in "deodorant". You will get a list of products starting with the safest (on a 0 to 10 basis, 0 being best). If you click on them, you'll be able to see a list of the ingredients and the possible resulting health problems. I did notice that some of the "safest" deodorants have aluminum in them, but some don't.

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The problem is that there are really no natural "anti perspirants". One key to using natural crystals is that you need to completely wash under the arm first and then apply it to the whole area. You have to do it every day.

I've recently tried a homemade deoderant that uses unrefined coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot/cornstarch. I'm finding that I feel MUCH drier than when I used the crystal. You can add tea tree oil or lavender for their antibacterial qualities or some other EO just for nice smell if you want:
5 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda

Melt the coconut oil, then stir in the starch & soda. Let it cool a little and then you can pour it into an old deo container or other container.

It is natural and healthy to sweat a bit, but I know those after baby hormones and how bad you sweat! This record-breaking heat summer doesn't help! The above recipe is helping me feel MUCH drier, even running errands while wearing my baby.

***came back to add amounts! I've had a couple of people message me with questions so i also wanted to add that Spectrum is an easily attainable brand of coconut oil. Make sure you get unrefined. It's available at natural food/health stores, but I've seen Spectrum in the baking aisle at Walmart, too! It's also really great for baby's bottom for diaper rash! Very healing.

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My total fave is lemon-scented Weleda, which they carry at Whole Foods on Alabama. The one risk is that it comes in a glass container and I have had at least one of them break while traveling, but there are small containers for traveling that, while still glass, are much less prone to breaking.

Good luck!
M.

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I have had the same problem since having my daughter. She's two and I'm still stinky less than an hour after shower and deoderant. My physician prescribed Phisohex. It's and strong antibacterial soap, don't get it near the kids, you wash your underarms and let it sit for two minutes, then rinse off. Do this for two weeks and then only as needed. It' is only available by prescription so you will have to go see the doctor. This has worked wonders for me. I had tried everything- even the prescription strenght stuff with no avail. So I would say it's worth looking into.

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Hi A.,
I use a product that is free of chemicals and works very well. I can put you in touch with the link where you can purchase this if you PM me-
Have you tried the products from Whole Foods.
Blessings

For some reason, I have had better luck w/ the solid Crystal deodorant than the roll on. With the weather being so incredibly hot and humid in Houston, I can make it through the day w/out smelling, as long as I don't eat onions. If I have onions, I'm pretty stinky about half way through the day and have to wash up w/ deodorant soap (I use Tom's) and reapply the solid rock Crystal deodorant.

This happened to me too. It was mostly the left arm though. Weird. My husband would ask me if I ate enchiladas again.:-)
I tried about 5 different brands from whole foods and none of them helped. Lavender and sweat smell awful! My daughter is 11 months old now and it has gotten better over time. I tried Origins deoderant and their body powder. I like it. I have also tried using my daughters cornstarch and lavender. I used it on her botttom sometimes. The powder helps absorb the wetness. It's worth a shot! Good luck!

I too am interested in the answers you receive. I havent found success with any aluminum free deo either.

Nature's Gate is wonderful. It seems to stay on longer for me than Tom's. I particularly like the lemon verbena and chamomile. I get it at HEB, but I am sure Whole Foods carries it as well. Oh yes, it is aluminum free.

Try Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant. It is readily available (Kroger) and not too expensive. I struggled with Tom's also and found this one to be much better for me. You are still going to sweat because you are talking about a deodorant only (vs. deodorant and antiperspirant), but you will smell better!

Same thing happened to me. I asked my doctor to prescribe me Drysol but she refused and told me just to try a different deodorant (annoying). Anyway, I tried them all and nothing worked so I went natural. Vinegar worked for a while but then I guess I got some sort of immunity and I ended up with my regular stench and the nasty vinegar smell on top of it! By chance, I tried some baking soda and water and it worked! I just mix a small amount together and apply it with a cotton ball. I don't know the exact ratio but I do add more b.soda during the summer. I've been doing this for a good 5 years now and it seems to be working. I'm still very paranoid about it. I even carry a small container of b.soda in my purse just in case.
Babies are so darling but they really create havoc on the body! Good luck!

I really like the Origins Organic one, it works for me.

Hi A., If you'd like to do some at-home research, you can go to www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. This website covers ingredients and safety (or not) of deodorants and most other personal care products for including make-up, shampoo, lotions, etc., etc.

Just go to the website and type in "deodorant". You will get a list of products starting with the safest (on a 0 to 10 basis, 0 being best). If you click on them, you'll be able to see a list of the ingredients and the possible resulting health problems. I did notice that some of the "safest" deodorants have aluminum in them, but some don't.

Good luck.

Melaleuca has a great aluminum free deodorant. You can find a consultant online.

I hear ya girl. I use toms of maine in the winter but in the summer it doesn't really work. What did help me was to powder on cornstarch or baby powder a few times a day.

I REALLY liked using Melaleuca's Body Satin. When I lost my suppliers I tried many others but nothing has been as good as that, as far as effectiveness and health. Recently I tried Amway's product which took care of the odor but is not an anti-perspirant. I just started trying LUSH's creme deodorant, which is available in a local mall. I broke out under one arm but they tell me it's removing toxins and to give a longer try, which I'm willing to do. Hope you find what works best for you and you can feel good about using!

I shop at Melaleuca for all my household consumables including deoderant. I've come across this question before and here is the answer I got when I inquired. Let me know if you'd like more information about Melaleuca. http://www.melaleuca.com/introduction - http://www.melaleuca.com/ps - http://www.saferforyourhome.com

Almost all the available antiperspirants on the market use aluminum salts.

Product Support said that research shows that aluminum is not a cancer- causing ingredient and is not linked to breast cancer or alzheimer's. Research indicates that we get more aluminum through the foods we eat she stated. To be an antiperspirant, aluminum salts are needed as an ingredient she said. However, She did state that they use a process called Chlora Hydration so it is less harsh on the skin. Moreover, the aluminum salt molecules, she said, are large enough that they are not fully absorbed into the skin. Melaleuca uses a powder version instead of the salt.

There are many different kinds of aluminums. Ours comes from an aluminum salt and is NOT absorbed into the bloodstream. It is the kind that absorbs the sweat after it is produced, rather than the kinds that prevent you from sweating.

The link between aluminum (in cooking pots, antiperspirants, baking powder, etc) and Alzheimer's disease has never been proven. There is even less evidence of any relationship to cancer. The American Cancer Society issued a statement that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that antiperspirants increase a person's risk of breast cancer, and that the organization was not aware of any evidence that aluminum or any of the other chemicals in antiperspirants are mutagenic (cause DNA damage that can lead to cancer).

Article Created: 2001-01-09

Dr. Rebekah Wang-Cheng is a former Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/979079376.html

I am too and I found out my ph levels were off. I have to use the clinical strenght deodarunts. Sometimes those dont work. I am going to the doctor soon to find out how to raise my ph levels again!

adidas has one that should be coming back out on the market soon. i like the arm and hammer natural, but its a little hard to find.

I remember going through that after having my son who was a June baby, it helped a great deal to started using soap like dial, lever 2000 instead of my usual bath n body works shower gels. As far as deodorant, I am not sure, maybe talc/powder.

Have you tried taking a trip down the deodorant isle and making a list of all the brands that do not list aluminum as an ingredient then trying each one until you find one that works?

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