what deodorant do you use??

(58 Posts)
Spychic Tue 25-Feb-14 11:27:41

I don't want to smell perfumey, but I don't want to stink either! I stopped wearing deodorant for a long time as I just got fed up with it... Sometimes it would react with my natural body odour to create an even worse odour!... But now, I am ready to give it another try.

So what do you use??

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 26-Feb-14 20:07:08

Mitchum. Usually the roll-on but stick is good too. Normally unperfumed but their fragrances are the only ones that don't end up smelling funny on me. I find the spray one works fine but feels a bit powdery.

KosherBacon Thu 27-Feb-14 06:50:49

Mumsnet converted me to crystal deodorant. I was using creams before and my underarms were always itchy and felt like they had a strange coating on. It actually took a week of using crystal deodorant to get rid of the residue left by regular deodorant.

For the first few weeks I did have DH on pit sniff test to double check it was working.

GobblersKnob Thu 27-Feb-14 06:54:47

Tom's of Maine is good.

peasandlove Thu 27-Feb-14 07:17:42

driclor to stop the sweat in it's tracks and dove just to put something under my arms, dont really need it with the driclor

WhereIsMyHat Thu 27-Feb-14 07:33:11

I've just started using pitrok and two weeks in, I'm impressed. You have to apply it straight out of the shower while still wet.

Before that I'd been using my own stuff but the bicarb was irritating my skin. I haven't used 'proper' deodorant for almost a year and smell better for it.

I used unperfumed Mitchum roll-on for ages but it stopped working and I wanted to go a bit more natural so I bought Bionsen, not only does it have a weird aftershavey fragrance it doesn't work terribly well. On impulse I bought a Dive spray yesterday with cucumber but it has that awful powdery smell that gets in the back of the throat and I have remembered why I stopped using sprays years ago. Will look out some of these suggestions.

mousmous Thu 27-Feb-14 07:34:29

nivea dry conidence roll on. comes with light scent or without perfume.

WhereIsMyHat Thu 27-Feb-14 07:39:34

Re the homemade stuff, I used a recipe of
5tbsp of coconut oil (biona is what I use)
1/4 cup bicarb
1/4 cup cornflour
Plus a few drops of preferred essential oil.
It takes a week or two for mainstream stuff to clear from you arm pits- nice.

WhereIsMyHat Thu 27-Feb-14 07:43:01

Sorry, I should expand, you melt the coconut oil and mix everything together. Pour it into a container, I used an old tommee tippee weaning pot x 2 and then put in the fridge to set. In the summer I kept it in the fridge but in the winter it stayed solid at room temperature. The solid block pips out of the container, you rub on your underarms and you body temp melts it enough to slide on.

treaclesoda Thu 27-Feb-14 08:15:11

I've used pitrok in the past and it's fantastic, really works but my problem was that after a while the 'rock' itself started to smell of stale sweat. I always made sure I was putting it onto freshly washed skin.

My sister used it and found the same. Does that happen to anyone else or do my family just have a really weird effect on crystal deodorants?

buttercrumble Thu 27-Feb-14 08:45:47

I use Whatever is on offer grin

MorrisZapp Thu 27-Feb-14 08:50:33

I was using Sure or Dove 'clinical strength' for ages but was annoyed at how little product you get, and they are never on special offer.

So I've switched to (Robert) Mitchum solid sticks, I have all three fragrances and like them all. And most importantly, they work.

My Boots has them in non perfumed btw.

MorrisZapp Thu 27-Feb-14 08:52:32

The Mitchum sticks are two for four quid in Boots just now, this is v cheap compared to what I was paying for 'clinical' ones. I've stocked up!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 27-Feb-14 12:48:38

I looked in 4 shops for un perfumed Mitchum yesterday-nothing!sad

Mitchum roll on unperfumed.

kotinka Thu 27-Feb-14 14:50:59

I like that nivea black & white one. Most of the others make me itchy.

princessalbert Thu 27-Feb-14 14:54:03

Cheapo men's antiperspirants from Lidl for me.

they seem to work as well as any other.

CMOTDibbler Thu 27-Feb-14 15:04:18

Mitchum unperfumed roll on

EugeneKrabs Thu 27-Feb-14 15:05:32

Dove stick (looks like soap). The original blue lid one. Have done for years

Beeyump Thu 27-Feb-14 16:08:34

Lady Speed Stick. Whenever I go to the US, I buy arm fulls in Target and get ever so slightly funny looks. It's the best deodrant I have ever used.

Chloerose75 Thu 27-Feb-14 17:08:04

I tend to use whatever is on offer but I often go back to either sure or dove. Have found Nivea, Vaseline, soft and gentle, simple etc all fine too. I find they all do the job!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 27-Feb-14 19:58:29

I've just ordered some lady speed stick from Ebay!

Beeyump Thu 27-Feb-14 20:05:42

You will not be disappointed!! Think I might go down the eBay/Amazon route myself. At least then I won't be embarrassed in front of the Americans.

Lilly20again Thu 27-Feb-14 20:23:22

I use perspirex, I only use it once a week and then a quick spray of dove.
It stopped my excessive sweating dead.

Breezy1985 Thu 27-Feb-14 20:49:40

Either Vaseline double invisible or the black & white nivea, usually one of them on offer somewhere

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