Does anyone else have this problem? Do you have any suggestions? Antiperspirant scares me!
If anyone out there has found a natural deodorant that actually works and doesn't irritate, I would love to know!
Put it on last; like right before you put on your clothes. Sometimes (if you shave), deo + water + shaven armpits = irritation.
There's loads of natural deodorants on the internet; I only wish I had to money to buy & try them all!
I had a favorite from a Hyenacart seller, but she closed up shop
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Most people are deficient in magnesium anyway, so any that might be absorbed would actually be of benefit to the body. I really like that there are NO potentially bad ingredients. But best of all, it works!
As to anything containing baking soda, whether homemade or ordered at great expense over the internet, if your skin is sensitive this will cause a very sore underarm rash. You can guess how I know that.
Anyway, good luck in finding a great solution!
It is the only natural deodarant I've found that works. It is a very simple recipe, something you could make if you wanted.
It can be abrasive, you just have to be gentle when applying it and not rub it in hard, I learned my lesson after a few days of irritation, I was applying it to hard.
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Also, after I take a bath at night, I put on coconut oil, including under my arms. This seems to help soothe any irritation.
1/2 cup baking soda
5-10 drops essential oils (I use a combination of tea tree oil and lavender)
I mix it up and put it in empty spice jars, the kind with shaker tops. To apply, I just sprinkle a little on my fingers and rub it on.
ETA: It took a month or so before it really started to feel (and smell) better. I think the antiperspirant really blocks your pores, and it takes a while to detox. Alcohol is really drying and irritating, so I wouldn't use that at all if your skin is already sore.
I used to use a mixture of half baking soda and half coconut oil, but I couldn't put it on for hours after shaving and sometimes it would still irritate my skin. The baking soda is stronger than the MoM, but MoM is super gentle and works, you just may need to put it on up to twice a day instead of the once every couple of days baking soda will last. Really though, I'm finding MoM works fine as long as I shake it before applying and get adequate coverage. (And I've been using it in Texas summer heat, which is regularly over 100F).
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I've been doing this for years. It works great and lasts even to the end of a long day.
As a bonus, I have me some smooth pits
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