aluminium free deodorant that works?

(29 Posts)
Kione Thu 07-Mar-13 08:11:58

So that's it basically! I use Bionsen which is good but sometimes I work in very hot environments and it doe sent do the job like the others more chemically crap. So... Any ideas? Happy to buy them on the net if necessary.


cdwales Thu 02-Jul-15 09:08:41

Of course the smell is not from our sweat but from the bacteria that grow and then die in it! It has always puzzled me why they do not research what changes at puberty that makes adult sweat smell but not that of children - surely there might be a practical answer there?
It also puzzled me why all these anti-perspirants tried to block the pores - like King Canute - rather than kell or inhibit the bacteria responsible for the odour. A few years ago I discovered what appears to be the only one on sale that contains anti-bac and my family all use this. even my most sensitive skinned daughter has no problems with reactions. For some reason it is only available in the smaller 150ml size aerosol. It is Right Guard by Schwartzkopf antibacterial range with names like X-treme and Active-X.
Yes it does contain chemicals - but I have used them all my life and my parents before me with no adverse consequences and the antibacterial effects are soooo good. Oh and men shaving their armpits of course to remove acres of surface for the bacteria to multiply on! My husband and son have had to admit that it really does make a difference as the logic is so clear-cut!
It is soo nice being able to roll over into a cuddle without expecting the wet smelly armpit hair. It is about time women insisted on this - just as men ought to be insisting on longer beds surely?

AppleYumYum Mon 29-Jun-15 21:23:47

I've got the Weleda citrus one. It doesn't work for long unfortunately, you will realise you smell an hour or two later. Although if you carry it with you and spray it on when you're whiffy it takes the smell away instantly for awhile. Tried Green People too, it's ok but not good enough for warm weather.

The Soapwalla stuff is great, it lasts ages and really works all day. Someone recently said plain old bicarbonate soda dusted on works all day, so I've been meaning to try that.

Plexie Fri 26-Jun-15 15:45:43

Haven't tried it myself but have seen it on sale in health food shops, even Waitrose. They have a UK website but you have to pay for postage if the order is under £40.

zippyants Fri 26-Jun-15 15:00:12

Came here looking for the same. Anyone tried Weleda Deodorants? Don't expect anyone to reply as this is an old thread! Found it here but not on amazon?

SundaySimmons Mon 21-Oct-13 08:33:43

I have been suffering with horrible spots under my arms which I initially put down to stress as I broke up with my long term partner.

However, I realised it was triggered by using a 48 hour deodorant/anti perspirant.

I hadn't realised that many makes had changed from 24 to 48 hour and I have done tests and the 48 hour ones are what give me these awful lumps and spots.

Now I find that it has triggered off a reaction that on occasion even the 24 hour ones can cause a reaction.

Thankfully I don't sweat much so have not been using anything and the spots have been clearing up.

But I would like the dry feeling that a deodorant/anti perspirant gives so I bought Gold bond medicated powder after reading it can be used to keep you dry!

It is brilliant, doesn't clog pores and I just very lightly dust a tiny amount not each armpit and it keeps me fresh and dry all day.

Ruralninja Sun 20-Oct-13 23:33:57

Bionsen aerosol is best by a country mile!

Also some aluminium compound are harmful, some are not. The element aluminium is not harmful in itself so alum in ingredients does not mean bad things. There is also the difference between natural and nature-identical - lots of so-called natural brands use the latter - there is no percentage of natural required to qualify for the label. Same with 'organic.'

Salt of the Earth is naturally-ocurring Potassium Alum.

MissFoodie Fri 11-Oct-13 10:30:54

I've tried them all, the best one is Soapwalla, only available in the UK from Content Beauty, it's £14 but lasts for months

spaghettina Fri 11-Oct-13 10:12:16

I really like the Tom's of Maine one too. Found the Jason one made me (and DP) stink to high heaven blush so we had to stop using it!

daisychicken Fri 11-Oct-13 09:36:27

Have you looked at natural deodorants? I use either bicarb of soda (use it like talc but just on my armpits) or I mix bicarb with coconut oil and essential oils to make more of a cream (it's liquid when the weather is hot but a cream when temps are cooler due to the coconut oil). Either of these work well for me as a deodrant whereas shop bought deodorants were useless....

bettybleep Fri 11-Oct-13 09:30:22

Hi kione.. I bought some liquid foot powder so I could wear brogues without socks. In the interest of research I applied it to my pits yesterday, and it worked quite well.. I've heard that milk of magnesia works as well.

Kione Thu 10-Oct-13 18:02:49

This is an old thread, yes, but I am still on the quest! I have just notice that the aerosol deodorants don't name aluminium or Alum on the ingredients, but the roll on ones do! so I don't understand, I always thought that roll on where healthier but the spray ones are actually less harmful to us, but maybe more harmful to the environment??

Anyone has any thoughts about this?

Kione Mon 11-Mar-13 13:32:27

I just been to Boots and on the ingredients it says ammonium alum, that is aluminium

valiumredhead Mon 11-Mar-13 13:13:56

Just checked - it doesn't have it in it.

valiumredhead Mon 11-Mar-13 13:10:29

Was going to suggest Pitrock - its very good, didn't realise it had aluminium in it.

Kione Mon 11-Mar-13 12:55:36

but Pitrok is ammonium alum, thats aluminium too, its a different variety but aliminium nevertheless... I got Bionsen again but the stick one which has a stronger fragrance.

WowOoo Thu 07-Mar-13 16:53:03

I use aluminium and alcohol free ones.

I sometimes freshen up with wipes and re apply.

I like the Weleda ones as they are quite strong on the perfume, but they are too pricey for me.
I use Bionsen or an Aus one called Jason. the Jason ones are solid sticks and quite fragranced. I can often get away with not bothering to reapply with these.

OneMoreGo Thu 07-Mar-13 16:47:32

Pitrok spray is very good indeed, used to use it. But for years now I have been using Weleda Sage Deodorant (in the blue packaging). All their range are quite good but the sage one is brilliant. It comes in a spray. I also sometimes use Biosen roll-on but that isn't as good IMHO.

ivanapoo Thu 07-Mar-13 15:46:54

The Sanex one I have is called Sanex 0% and is free from aluminium, parabens, alcohol and some other stuff. I got it in the 99p store too blush

Kione Thu 07-Mar-13 14:40:43

Great! thanks for all replies I will start searching for them smile

cazza40 Thu 07-Mar-13 12:43:40

Have been using Pitrok for last couple of months and am v pleased with it - think you can get it at Boots

ooievaar Thu 07-Mar-13 11:59:55

I used to spend ages looking for deodorants (not antiperspirants) that were alcohol- and aluminium (and CFC) free, and almost always ended up getting a men's stick deodorant. Some of the fragrances are perfectly unisex - CKOne and Issey Miyake were favourites, and I'm pretty sure they were aluminium-free. The last one I bought was from L'Occitane which also fits that description but I've given up wearing deodorant at all so it's just sitting there in my bathroom cabinet

sparkle12mar08 Thu 07-Mar-13 10:39:25

I rather like Lush's T'eo - lovely lemony scent that lasts all day.

Walnutcakelover Thu 07-Mar-13 10:05:22

Toms of maine are really good.

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