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No Sweat - How Does Deodorant Work?
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Deo, as anti-p. makes me sweat more in the end...
January 29, 2012 at 5:03 AM
Interesting, Noaa! Is it every anti-perspirant you've tried that gives you this reaction?
January 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM
January 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Thanks chaylife.. seems we have the beginning of a pattern here! :)
January 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Definitely deodorant, and of the homemade variety! Even as a kid, I sweat like crazy... and every antiperspirant seemed to make it worse. Even the clinical kinds! My doctor was about to remove my sweat glands, but I decided to go the homemade route instead.
Ever since, I've been pretty much sweat free (even at the gym!), and odourless. Blisssss!!
January 30, 2012 at 8:01 PM
Sounds like you have something amazing that is working for you. I'd love to hear more. :)
January 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Ah! Well, it's quite simple...
Mix together in a large bowl:
1 part baking soda
1 part cornstarch
2 parts melted (but not hot) coconut oil
Then, stir in your favourite essential oil blends, pour into a sterilized glass container and stick it in the fridge for a few hours so that it hardens up!
It's seriously so simple, and super cheap! The baking soda acts as a deodorant, the cornstarch absorbs any moisture, and the coconut oil makes it nice and nourishing for the skin. For the first little while it presented some very minor irritation when applied right after shaving, however even that has gone away.
It's even passed the sweaty man test! My partner uses it, also, and the very best part for him is that there are no yellowish-deodorant sweat stains on his business clothes anymore!
January 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM
awesome! thanks so much for sharing! I've heard about the irritation from using this combo, and it has lept me from trying it, but maybe it's about time I gave it a try.
February 3, 2012 at 10:43 PM
thank you so much for this! very informative
February 22, 2013 at 1:01 AM
You are most welcome, Anon. :)
February 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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