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Old 05-26-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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Re: Healthy Deodorant

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Forget deodorant, it's all about spreading the pheromones.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:43 PM   #12
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Hopefully someone with a scientific background can help me out on this... I've seen enough studies questioning the long-term effects of the types of of Aluminum Chlorohydrates found in most antiperspirants that I've switched to an all natural variety of deodorant.

What I'm using now is a Crystal Body Stick. It obviously doesn't do much to stop sweating, but does a great job of eliminating underarm odor. Thing is, the listed ingredients are "Natural Mineral Salts and Ammonium Alum"- the latter of which, I'm guessing, refers to some kind of aluminum. Is this still safe, or can anyone recommend another product?

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Why would you want to stop sweating? That's how you regulate body temperature...

I use Crystal Body stick, and like it. If I didn't I'd be using my alum block anyway, which is essentially the same thing.

The reason I switched to it was because someone brought up the topic of using alum blocks as deodorants, and either Mama Bear or the Soap Mistress said that's what men used to use. They probably mentioned something about how it was better to use than the "modern" deodorants, besides Tom's or Arm and Hammer.

In any event, alum blocks have been used for a very long time with many different uses, and I don't think there are any adverse effects. Along with using alum as a deodorant, I also use it to heal cuts/nicks and as a AS toner.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:36 AM   #13
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Re: Healthy Deodorant

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Hopefully someone with a scientific background can help me out on this... I've seen enough studies questioning the long-term effects of the types of of Aluminum Chlorohydrates found in most antiperspirants that I've switched to an all natural variety of deodorant.

What I'm using now is a Crystal Body Stick. It obviously doesn't do much to stop sweating, but does a great job of eliminating underarm odor. Thing is, the listed ingredients are "Natural Mineral Salts and Ammonium Alum"- the latter of which, I'm guessing, refers to some kind of aluminum. Is this still safe, or can anyone recommend another product?

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Mercola did an article on this exact subject.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...eodorants.aspx

I have personally tried a bunch of natural deodorants, and m favorite is one by Melaleuca. The other ones make me break out or they are sticky or they just don't work.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #14
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Arm and Hammer makes a natural one.
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