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AIBU to want an aluminium free deodorant that actually works?

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Thingsthatgo Thu 08-Feb-18 19:38:07

I’ve tried biosen roll on and stick, I’ve tried soft and gentle spray, Be Kind and Mum.
Has anyone found one that works? Please tell me. smile

Ilovehamabeads Thu 08-Feb-18 22:33:40

Sanex Zero% is the only one I use that actually works for me.

Thingsthatgo Fri 09-Feb-18 06:53:22

Thank you. I’ll have a look for the sanex one. smile

torwen Fri 09-Feb-18 07:39:35

Dr organics from Holland and Barrett work well for me

ATownCalledGallus Fri 09-Feb-18 07:42:36

Sanex has 'Alum stone' in it ...aluminium by another name??

ATownCalledGallus Fri 09-Feb-18 07:50:33

I've got something rose-scented with alcohol in it at the moment. Can't remember what it's called, though <helpful>

Boatsonthewater Fri 09-Feb-18 07:52:40

Waitrose does quite a good one.

LadyPenelopeCantDance Fri 09-Feb-18 07:55:11

YANBU. I have the same problem and can only use roll on. The Sure Maximum Protection deodorants are great, but they leave my skin weeping a day after I use them.

slookiroo Fri 09-Feb-18 07:57:08

Jason's with tea tree oil

Judashascomeintosomemoney Fri 09-Feb-18 08:00:41

Pitrok or other ‘crystal’ deodorants work well

Iprefercoffeetotea Fri 09-Feb-18 08:39:40

More expensive, but Green People, Neal's Yard Remedies and Urtecram all do eco-deodorants that work. They're not as effective as an anti-perspirant, but you don't smell, which is the main thing.

I've got a Dr Organics one from Holland & Barrett at the moment which came in a beauty box, it seems to be ok but I have only been using it for a few days.

Bubble2bubble Fri 09-Feb-18 08:42:43

Urtekram or Moogoo work for me.

WyrdSisterWeatherwax Fri 09-Feb-18 08:45:16

I've been using Lush's Aromaco for over 15 years and I love it. Even held up during a 3 week trip to a very hot and humid Oz last year.

loveka Fri 09-Feb-18 08:47:15

Pitrock (from Boots) works! It is a crystal which you put on damp skin.

flobella Fri 09-Feb-18 08:48:07

I use Tropic deodorant - £10 per tube plus postage but lasts for ages so probably not any more expensive than a typical deodorant in the long run.

Gingersstuff Fri 09-Feb-18 08:51:23

The Natural Deodorant Company do lovely ecofriendly, non-aluminium ones. I've had a few samples and while they're not cheap they def work and smell gorgeous.

Latenightreader Fri 09-Feb-18 08:54:39

Seconding the Natural Deodorant Company. A jar lasts ages and although I sometimes get a little damp, I don't smell. I've used it in 40 degree heat in Italy!

Brittanyspears Fri 09-Feb-18 09:01:22

Tropic has aluminium in it last time I looked and its a MLM. Sofa and Gentle do a A free one. I like Salt of the Earth spray.

CalcatrippticLego Fri 09-Feb-18 09:06:54

Pitrok as far as I can tell is ammonium alum i.e.ammonium aluminium sulphate.

If it has alum on the ingredients then it has some form of aluminium sulphate in it. Pitrok, for example only claim to be "Aluminium Chlorohydrate or Aluminium Zirconium" free. They don't claim to be aluminium free.

Thingsthatgo Fri 09-Feb-18 10:28:20

Thank you so much! Lots for me to try. smile

Thingsthatgo Fri 09-Feb-18 10:30:12

Boatsonthewater is that a Waitrose own brand one? Or just one you can buy there?

KikiTheParrot Fri 09-Feb-18 10:32:43

Is there such a thing as an aluminium-free deodorant which also works as an antiperspirant?

Or is aluminium the only effective antiperspirant ingredient?

LanaKanesTerfyVagina Fri 09-Feb-18 10:36:02

I second Lush solid deo.

It really works and I love the smell.

It even works on DP and he's got a really sweaty physical job.

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 10:39:56

I love the pitrok sensitive bottled one, it really does work. Though I do think switching to soap in the shower instead of shower gel has helped too. There was a big thread on soap vs shower gel ages ago, but I've only recently done it and now I'm a convert.

Backenette Fri 09-Feb-18 10:42:42

Genuine question. Is there any actual evidence that the Al is harmful?

Real evidence, as in peer reviewed and replicated, not mercola links or random ‘health woo’ websites?

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