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What are some natural deodorants that actually work?

What are some natural deodorants that actually work?

Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. Eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. No natural deodorant will be as effective as aluminum containing ones, but can be enough. Results vary. ...Read more

Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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Is natural deodorant healthier than the ones with chemicals?

Is natural deodorant healthier than the ones with chemicals?

Wrong question.: Everything is chemicals, including you and me. A better question is: "what kind of deodorant is least harmful to my body? " crystal and stone deodorants, made with mineral salts like potassium alum, are available, but it's unclear whether or not they actually work. There is also no good evidence that conventional deodorants do any harm. There is, however, no reason not to try the natural ones. ...Read more

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Just curious what may have caused my white t-shirt underarms to be stained red a few weeks ago. No irritation, use natural deodorants, Wore white dres?

Just curious what may have caused my white t-shirt underarms to be stained red a few weeks ago. No irritation, use natural deodorants, Wore white dres?

?? Chromhidrosis??: Chromhidrosis "colored sweat", is a rare condition. It’s caused by deposition of lipofuscin in the sweat glands. Red, blue, green, yellow, pink, & black have been reported. Usually chromhidrosis affects the apocrine glands, (underarms). Pigments made by bacteria can cause colored sweat. Chromhidrosis of the eccrine glands is rare, it occurs mainly after the ingestion of certain dyes or drugs. ...Read more

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Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Pustule?: Bumps on armpit areas may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses) related to hair follicles, or oil or sweat glands. A visit to one's primary care doctor does help, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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I switched to an all natural deodorant about a month ago (Native), and now have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits that are painful. I know this has?

I switched to an all natural deodorant about a month ago (Native), and now have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits that are painful. I know this has?

Stop it: If you suspect that the natural product has caused it, you will need to stop using it. Remember that not everything natural is good for you. For example, poison ivy/oak is likely as organic and natural as it comes (since no one tries to cultivate them or fertilize them with chemicals), yet it sensitizes over 90% of the people having direct contact with it. ...Read more

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“I have a dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

“I have a dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

Several possibilites: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.
Inflammation, infection or insects can give a rash. Judging by the location, one would expect yeast or infection of sweat glands.
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Is there any ayurvedic/natural alternative to deodorant?

Is there any ayurvedic/natural alternative to deodorant?

Listen, man...: This is 2014. What do you think people smelled like in the era of the ayur veda (500 bc?) is that what you want? The claim that deodorants / antiperspirants cause cancer / everything else is simply a lie. If you stink, you'll lose your job and they won't tell you why. If you're not prepared to shower and change clothes a few times a day, use a real deodorant. Cheers. ...Read more

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Tried deodorants, natural remedies but didn't work. Take a bath once twice daily but still I have a strong body odor. I'm a hospital worker. Pls help me.

Tried deodorants, natural remedies but didn't work. Take a bath once twice daily but still I have a strong body odor. I'm a hospital worker. Pls help me.

Body odor: Body odor can be from foods and there are similar foods to onions like garlic, shallots, and chives. Body odor can also be from bacteria. Changing your diet to mostly raw for a few days may help cleanse you along with lots of fluids and frequent washing. ...Read more

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Switched from antipersp deodorant to natural 1mo ago. Having swollen painful nodes in arm pits, discoloration, rash, etc. Tried tonsof different brands?

Switched from antipersp deodorant to natural 1mo ago. Having swollen painful nodes in arm pits, discoloration, rash, etc. Tried tonsof different brands?

Contact dermatitis: Hi, thanks for the question. It seems like you developed a rash in the area where you applied the deodorant. If this is indeed the case, you likely have an allergy to the deodorant. The reaction is called contact dermatitis, meaning irritation where the deodorant touches your skin. The main solution is to stop using the offending chemical or product. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am looking for a hypoallergenic deodorant, I have tried many natural ones...But I still get a reaction... Can you recommend anything for men?

I am looking for a hypoallergenic deodorant, I have tried many natural ones...But I still get a reaction... Can you recommend anything for men?

EWG: Take a look at the environmental working group's website that lists ingredients:
http://www. Ewg. Org/skindeep/browse/antiperspirant;;deodorant/. ...Read more

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How come aluminium is considered unhealthy for deodorants but zinc ricinoleate is considered natural?

How come aluminium is considered unhealthy for deodorants but zinc ricinoleate is considered natural?

Aluminium: Several preliminary studies, including a july 2003 review published in the european journal of cancer prevention, have suggested that hygiene products containing aluminum--all dove antiperspirant products have aluminum, specifically aluminum zirconium--may increase your risk of contracting a cancer such as breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a good natural alternative to an underarm deodorant.?

Can you tell me a good natural alternative to an underarm deodorant.?

Beware: There's a totally false claim that underarm deodorants cause breast cancer. The one physician who's supported this can't even get her own lab partners to agree. Years ago, I traced it to a charlatan selling a "natural" anti-smell preparation. If you've got body odor, you are likely to lose your job, and they won't tell you the real reason. You've been warned. ...Read more

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Are whitening toothpastes safe to use during pregnancy? On the same note, do I need to change my shampoos and deodorants to all natural products?

Are whitening toothpastes safe to use during pregnancy? On the same note, do I need to change my shampoos and deodorants to all natural products?

Re: Toothpastes: There is not enough research to show if tooth whitening products are safe or not during pregnancy, so as a precaution it would be wise to avoid them. ...Read more

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Is deodorant safe?

Unsure: Some believe that if aluminum is in your deodorant then there is some risk. ...Read more

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What's the best deodorant?

What's the best deodorant?

Soap and water: Frequent daily good showers or bath, clean well washed. Cloths are the best inexpensive deodorants, next is what ever you like to buy ...Read more

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In What AGe can use deodorants??

From puberty: You can use deodorants after you start puberty. This is because you usually don't have the odor issues before that and don't need them when you are younger. ...Read more

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Why doesn´t my deodorant seem to help?

Why doesn´t my deodorant seem to help?

Need info: Can you be more specific by what you mean when you say it is not working? What brand do you use? Is it odor or sweat that is the problem? Have you changed your diet? Thanks in advance for the replay to my questions! ...Read more

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What's a good deodorant for after gym?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. All deoderants are similar. Sample and select. ...Read more

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Are there health risks with deodorant?

Allergy: Allergy to fragrances, propylene glycol, parabens or lanolin are all possible. The active ingredients in antiperspirants are all remarkably safe and non allergenic. There has been no credible association with other health risks. ...Read more

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If I live alone, do I need to use deodorant?

No: Unless you have body odor which might be a turn off for people you interact with. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a women to use a mans deodorant?

Yes: Unless it is one of the very few prescription forms, then yes, there is nothing preventing you from using a man's deodorant (...or a man using woman's deodorant, for that matter). ...Read more

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What ingredient in deodorant helps reduce odor?

Antibacterials: Deodorants are just perfumes sometimes with mild antibacterial agents such as alcohol, trichlosan or chelated metal compounds. It is the bacteria decomposing the sweat that causes odor. Anti perspirants are a different animal - they stop sweating by blocking sweat glands. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: deodorant?

Perfumed antimicrob: A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds that reduce bacterial populations. ...Read more

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What is the least harmful brand of deodorant for a child?

What is the least harmful brand of deodorant for a child?

Harm?: In three decades of following kids I have never come across any deodorant that produced any problems. It is possible that any commercial product applied to the skin could produce an allergic response. You can easily test any product by applying the material to the pad of a band-aid, apply it to the skin overnight & check the next day for redness or blistering. If no change is seen it's likely safe. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anti-per sprint and deodorant?

What's the difference between anti-per sprint and deodorant?

Differences: Antiperspirants contain aluminum which prevents sweat from occurring. With deo derant sweating occurs but chemicals combine with sweat to kill bacteria present. ...Read more

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I got little bit of deodorant in month. Can this be harmful?

No: Unless you have a direct allergy to the ingredients of that particular deodorant (spray or stick?), then it should be fine. I do not recommend consuming large quantities though. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you get excess deodorant off of ur underarms when u are getting in the shower?

? soap?: Traditionally, bar soap or other wash with gentle scrubbing will lift and remove this. ...Read more

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Try to shower every day, or if not possible then every two days. I also use deodorant frequently. Any suggestions for bo?

Deodorant: It is a possibility you may have axillary hyperhydrosis. You may consider visiting a Dermatologist for further evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Antiperspirants: It's best to let the body do what it needs to, i.e., sweat out toxins (of which there are far too many in our world today). If using an antiperspirant consider using it sparingly, for big events rather than daily. Avoid odorous foods such as garlic and onions on those days when you want to stay especially fresh and clean-smelling. Peace and good health. ...Read more