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LilMissRe Tue 04-Aug-20 11:27:58

Hi everyone

I'm looking to switch my deodorant for something that is non toxic that works. I'm freaking myself out over how many toxins are in my everyday items, from my bedroom to my kitchen and would like to phase an alternative in

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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LilMissRe Tue 04-Aug-20 11:30:33

I forgot to add that I'd really appreciate suggestions that you have tried and tested as there are so many ideas on the net and it is overwhelming

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SkyBlue20 Tue 04-Aug-20 11:40:27

I’ve just started using one called PITT BALM and it’s great, not the cheapest but really effective and lasts a while, plus plastic free. Other ones I’ve seen advertised but not used myself include Nuud and Wild. Xx

Sunsage Tue 04-Aug-20 11:51:43

I have been using Pitrok, the roll on one. They also have a crystal one that you apply to clean damp skin or wet it before use but I feel the roll on has been more effective for me.

I mean there's some days I do get a bit wiffy but I'm happy enough to know there's no nasties!!

ChampooPapi Tue 04-Aug-20 12:47:30

@LilMissRe

'Jason' is nice smelling, especially the lavender one and natural. Pitrock is a good staple. Do you want one that doesn't also come in a plastic package because you can buy a power deodorant in metal cases as well as a roll on in a cardboard container 😊

Personally I like the Weleda deodorant that comes in a glass spray bottle, the citrus one is very nice

lockdownpregnancy Tue 04-Aug-20 13:07:53

I just use a Sure roll on and I've been fine. I don't use the spray deodorants anymore for obvious reasons.
Also bought myself a steam cleaner to reduce the amount of chemicals I use when cleaning my house 👍🏻

rbe78 Tue 04-Aug-20 13:16:51

A good article to read - may help set your mind at rest.
www.mentalfloss.com/article/501212/deodorant-bad-you-5-myths-about-antiperspirant-and-deodorant

That said, I use Earth Conscious deodorant - not because it's 'natural' but because it's plastic free - and it's very effective. Nice range of smells too.
www.earthconscious.co.uk/

PlanDeRaccordement Tue 04-Aug-20 13:24:01

I like the Awake organics, aura deodorant

Viletta Tue 04-Aug-20 13:59:25

I've tried loads, they are not as effective as your regular deodorant. There is a company called Wild that are also zero waste so you get a stick replacement and it comes in paper. Pitt is okay, smells good. There are lots of eco choices in TKMaxx

Thistly Tue 04-Aug-20 14:03:28

I like dr organic from holland and barrett and also weleda deodorants.
They smell like real flowers/ plants. Yum.

If you are doing a 12 hour shift you might want to take to work with you for a second application. But for 8 hours they’re fine.

dementedpixie Tue 04-Aug-20 14:09:35

There is nothing in a bog standard antiperspirant thats going to do your baby any harm.

achangeisasgoodas Tue 04-Aug-20 14:16:53

Salt of the Earth deodorants are fantastic! I started using their sprays when I was breastfeeding due the lack of nasties in it and still use it now.

PapercraftNinja Tue 04-Aug-20 14:19:16

@dementedpixie is totally right. It’s not worth the worry or the expense

LouDew Tue 04-Aug-20 14:20:40

A vote for the Tropic deodorant here! Can’t remember what it’s called but it’s a cream deodorant that you have to rub in...the tube can get a little messy but it smells great and has worked for me!

Beeinthecountry Tue 04-Aug-20 14:29:09

Body shop do a good one

onesteptwosteps Tue 04-Aug-20 14:32:03

Second vote for salt of the earth sprays. They work and all natural

LilMissRe Tue 04-Aug-20 15:08:40

Thanks everyone!
I'll check those out for sure.
@dementedpixie and @PapercraftNinja, I'm not pregnant but am hoping to phase in non toxic alternatives

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dementedpixie Tue 04-Aug-20 15:15:23

Just because something is natural doesn't make safe or non toxic.

newtb Tue 04-Aug-20 15:29:46

Pierre d'alun, just wet and use. Good on insect bites that swell up, too.

MrsSkr Tue 04-Aug-20 15:50:14

Hi, i am a Tropic Skincare ambassador and have switched to our cream antiperspirant. I love it, it works, lasts all day and smells amazing! Its called Feel Fresh and is £10 but lasts a good while.
It is natural, vegan, non toxic and environmentally friendly.
Alot of natural deodorants won't be antiperspirant (the may mask any smells but won't prevent them) because they contain no aluminium which is the worrying part of deodorants. Tropic contains a natural form of safe aluminium salts which are specifically used at the aluminium partials are too big to be absorbed but sit on the surface to do their job so perfectly safe. Hope this helps xx

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Tue 04-Aug-20 16:21:54

Another vote for salt of the earth but DH & I use the stick (DD has the roll on)

lilyboleyn Tue 04-Aug-20 16:51:09

I have just switched to Wild. It’s great - I feel awesome for not generating loads of plastic waste.
It’s pricey - £5 a refill. Also, hot days you probably need to reapply about mid afternoon, but it smells fab and I love it.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 04-Aug-20 17:14:38

Have you got anxiety?. Water will kill us in the right dose.

TheClitterati Tue 04-Aug-20 17:29:24

I like Wild - mostly because I am trying to reduce plastics. But also because it is nice.

Blackandwhitehorse Tue 04-Aug-20 18:56:38

Natural Deodorant Company ones are great. I use orange and bergamot.

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