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licklebabba
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Hello all, can anyone recommend a very effective, paraban free deoderant please(thats not too expensive)? Most of all it needs to work,cos I get a wee bit warm at work & my uniform material quite thick,which gets warm (top quality on the NHS) haha! Thanks xx

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muzone
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I use stuff from Green People
(deodorants are under 'hair and body')

I'm sure there are other suppliers but I use quite a bit of their stuff and find it to be very good

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Lynora
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I use Trust - expensive, but it takes me nearly 6 months to get through the pot. It is a cream based on arnica, that you only need to apply every 7 or 10 days. It is an anti-oderant, not an anti-perspirant. Very effective. Can be found in most larger Boots.

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tapestry
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A mix of 1 part bicarbonate to 2 parts cornflour makes a great deodorant. I started using it awhile ago to save money and I'm surprised at how well it works. It keeps me quite dry. If you use a powder puff to apply the white marks aren't too much. You can add essential oils to make a scent you like, as well.

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I like the Jason products which you can find in most health shops. The roll-on deodorant is good.

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I have been using Lush Aromaco Bar since about January this year. It is totally natural and has been 100% effective, I am thrilled with it. It even withstood 107 degree heat in the Nevada desert in May. Not a Whiff in sight. Its a bar which you rub on, no white marks at all and it lasts ages.

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We use Tom's of Maine in our house and it works well for us adults and our teenagers approve too!

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My choice for several years has been Pit Roc (Rok? Rock?) also from health shops. It's a push up crystal deodorant (not anti-perspirant) and for me it works even in the hottest weather. And lasts for years.

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licklebabba
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Thanks everyone,a lot of choice there. Will have a nosey at some of them, cheers again x

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Energylz
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I too use Pit Rok (or equivalent) crystals. Initially they seem expensive, but my first one lasted just over 2 years, and my second one has lasted over 3 years so far, and just about coming to the end of it.

As others say, they are anti-deodorant and not anti-perspirant.

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Green Machine
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Is there not anything out there which is anti-perspirant aswell as anti-deodorant or is it the chemicals that add the former?

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Perspi-rock was recommended to me, not yet tried, still using a crystal πŸ™‚ x

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Is there not anything out there which is anti-perspirant aswell as anti-deodorant or is it the chemicals that add the former?

It is natural for the body to perspire. Typically it takes the nasties to block up the pores in order to stop you perspiring and it is believed to be not just the chemicals, but the prevention of perspiration that could be the cause of health issues.

Not sure about perspi-rock, never heard of that one. Will have to go and check it out now... πŸ˜‰

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I've tried several, but found that most (and especially from the agave people) didn't work! However, I agree with everyone that PitRok is very effective. I didn't like the crystal much - you have to wet it and for men, with hairy armpits, it must be difficult. For me, the perfect solution was this natural spray deodorant - it doesn't last as long as the crystal, but I prefer it. Found a picture of it:

Judy

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I've found with my pit rok that i you run it under a tap as recommended, it lasts half as long and soon gets very brittle and fragile.
What my husband and I do is apply it after a shower to wet pits - alleviates hairy man problems, and also makes it last longer. Also, neither of us have dropped dead from not rinsing them regularly.

Just thought I'd put that tip out there for our fellow hairy pit rokkers...
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calla lily
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Just out of curiousity, is pit-rok similiar to crystal spring salt of the earth? The reason i ask is that the latter, while initially effective didn't control my 'pit pong' inspite of using the spray or crystal.:(

warmest wishes- calla lily x

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Hi CL, I believe it's the same thing.

Can't say I've had any problem with using the rok on hairy pits, perhaps it's just down to technique. πŸ˜‰

As for the crystals falling to bits if you wet them under the tap, I always wet mine under the tap, use it and then dry it quickly on a towel. I think it's more a case of water being left on it that will make it crumble. My first one lasted for 2 years and I'm just coming to the end of my second one after 3 years.

Once in a while I'll put a drop or two of tea trea oil on top of the crystal and let that soak in (as much as it can soak anyway!). That will help prevent any bacterial build up and also gives it a little bit of fragrance. Of course, being pure essential oil I always make sure it's soaked in/away as much as possible before applying to the skin, even though tea trea is generally safe to use neat anyway.

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gorseflower
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Using tea tree on it seems like a great idea.

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calla lily
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Ta Giles for your reply re my query πŸ™‚

warmest wishes- calla lily x

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Rosi1
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A mix of 1 part bicarbonate to 2 parts cornflour makes a great deodorant. I started using it awhile ago to save money and I'm surprised at how well it works. It keeps me quite dry. If you use a powder puff to apply the white marks aren't too much. You can add essential oils to make a scent you like, as well.

hi there tapestry, do you add water or just keep it dry?

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tapestry
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I keep it dry, and store it in those little plastic cups bicarb is sold in. I'm sure I've seen cream versions of the recipe but I can't remember what was in them. :confused:

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Rosi1
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Thanks Tapestry.

I've made some and have been using it for 4 days now! Wow, I am very impressed. I put in lemon oil and tea tree oil too and it smells lovely. Keeps me dry too and no smells.

I've tried all sorts of natural deodorants but I haven't had success with any of them, they are fine for some mild days but in hot weathers not very effective.

Really pleased to have this recipe, cheap too!

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Update:

I have now been using this deodorant for nearly a month and I am very pleased with it. No smells, keeps me dry and the best bit is that finally I can use something that is effective and also has no horrible stuff in it, namely aluminium.

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Jualsy
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Thanks for the recommendations on here. I have just placed an order with Elexir Health for a few items.....never come across them before.
Onwards and Upwards!!!

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Men Shave! then you dont have to worry about hairy underarms!! the deodorant will glide on easier too!

I use crystal spring rock deodorant from holland and barrett, but thinking of buying dr organic from the same shop they have different smells, tea tree, lavender and rose i think

Amethsytfairy:)

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Men Shave! then you dont have to worry about hairy underarms!! the deodorant will glide on easier too!

I'm not sure what the problem is. Underarm hair is soft and not really a problem to use with the crystals. A bit of water and it goes on fine. No need to shave. :rolleyes:

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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Amethystfairy
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So it doesnt matter if ladies have hairy underarms?!!!:D

it was mentioned earlier someone had difficulty with hairy underarms so thought that would be one solution. in hurry so cant look back at the moment.

Amethsytfairy:)

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Energylz
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So it doesnt matter if ladies have hairy underarms?!!!:D

LOL! that's a different matter altogether. πŸ˜‰

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henrycalhoun51
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Tropical traditions has one, I love it, others never worked for me... Their did...

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Jualsy
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Love the one I got from Elexir Health....honeysuckle rose...really lovely and effective too!

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