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#1 of 10 Old 07-05-2003, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
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I used to use a variety of natural deodorants (non-aluminum based) but you know, after being a grad student for so many years and then starting to work in a busy professional environment, it just isn't acceptable to have sweaty armpits, smell or no.

I am going back to a fulltime position next month and I am in search of anything that works as an anti-perspirant that is more natural. Heck, I would love to find just a regular anti-perspirant that works on a regular basis. It seems as if something works for a while and then it quits on me. So odd....

I know that sweating is natural, etc., I have read that argument, but don't tell me that when I am staning in front of a group of people hiding my sweating pits and hoping that it doesn't stain my new blouse....
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ksmeadowlark -

Oh, how I WISH I had an answer for you, because then I'd have an answer for me too! I hate to use the ones with aluminum, but sometimes it's just really necessary for me. I know what you mean. When I'm at home, no problem; I just use my crystal deodorant spray, but when I go someplace nice or do something public like give a workshop or sing at church, you can bet I'm not fond of the wetness showing thru. So, what's a girl to do - at least in the meantime until society standards change : (aka - never!).
BTW, usually, I am a HUGE optimist! Not so much on this issue, though. I look forward to reading any ideas if there are any out there!
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I use a stone and don't sweat that much. I haven't used regular deodorants in several years.
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tom's of maine is non-aluminum deodorant - works well for me through volleyball, bike riding, etc. for sweating i'll sometime use burt's bees baby powder in conjunction with the deodorant.

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I was hoping that someone would have posted a miracle answer...I'm also ISO of this product.
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The Tend Skin company makes a product called "Purefection" deoderant/underarm protectant (? something like that) that is supposed to keep you dry (or drier) w/o aluminum.

I have never tried it, but you can read a few reviews at (click on "productville", then on the left "find a review", then choose Tend Skin under"brands").
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Thanks for the link Celestial!

lots of good info in that thread
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2 of my favorites (that work !!!) are Earth Science (brand) Liken deoderant and Jasons (brand) Enzyme deoderant.
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and I sweat and I sweat =) I have hyperhydrosis which means I have alot more sweat glands then the average person. Got to be better than average at something.

I've found with my armpits that not shaving has helped alot. It did take a few weeks, but now I hardly every sweat. Believe it or not my dh suggested this..of course he loves those hairy Europeans.

It's worth a shot.

I do have special machines that I use on my feet and hands for special occasions. They make them for armpits. The downside is that I've read that you build up a resistence to them. That's why I use mine only for special occasions. Do a search of hyperhydrosis and you should be able to find them.


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Tom's seems to work for me for normal days but when it is incredibly hot and I am running around it isn't so good.

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