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Good deodorants (not anti-perspirants)?

(17 Posts)
Swiddle Mon 11-Feb-13 18:56:00

Can anyone recommend a natural-style deodorant that works? Not an anti-perspirant that stops sweating, but one that prevents the stink.

Walnutcakelover Mon 11-Feb-13 20:18:36

I use Tom maines, they are natural with no nasties. I get mine from Amazon, the calendula one is beautiful, and it lasts all day.

Walnutcakelover Mon 11-Feb-13 20:20:03

Toms of maine, sorry.

bananananacoconuts Mon 11-Feb-13 20:23:48

i have used vaseline intensive care cream deodorant for years. goes on as a cream and leaves pits fresh all day. (i tend to get sticky underarms when i use a spray). best deodorant everwink

Hetaera Mon 11-Feb-13 20:25:19

Pitrok is amazing! Much better than those messy things at Lush. They sell Pitrok in Boots and Superdrug and it seriously stops any smells at all. I have the unscented stick which lasts for ages and also the roll-on for travel. I've had no ingrown hairs or armpit irritation since I started using it.

Hetaera Mon 11-Feb-13 20:26:30

I am a rather sweaty person too FYI blush

treaclesoda Mon 11-Feb-13 23:03:45

I have been pleased with Lush deodorant bars, and with Toms of Maine.

I thought Pitrok was fantastic, but it smashes very easily if you drop it, and also I found that the rock itself started to smell awful after a while, even though I was very careful about only using it on freshly washed skin. I tried several times and always ended up throwing it out when I'd only used about a third of it.

bettybleep Mon 11-Feb-13 23:44:06

I've been impressed with Crystal mineral salt protection roll-on.. I think I got it in Boots.

Hetaera Tue 12-Feb-13 10:59:30

Oooh bettybleep, stinky Pitrok does not sound fun!

I apply mine in the bedroom and leave it to air dry before replacing the cap so have not yet smashed it or noticed any smell.

The scented roll-on version does seem fairly free of these problems, so that still might be a good starting point.

It took me about a week to get used to having some sweat come out and not panic about smell, but these salt/mineral products really do stop any smell.

Whichever brand you use, be smug in the knowledge that they must be better than blocking your pores with aluminium chloride. grin

Hetaera Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:14


Plumpcious Tue 12-Feb-13 17:59:29

I've been using Toms of Maine (unscented) for a few years and I think it's really good, and has better deodorising properties than the anti-perspirant I used to use. I buy it in Sainsburys and have a recollection that I didn't see it in Boots the last time I looked, so I don't know how widely available it is.

AnnieLobeseder Tue 12-Feb-13 18:03:29

Another vote for Toms here. I've been using it for a couple of years. I did try Pitrok. I forget why I stopped but I didn't like it for some reason.

I still use an anti-perspirant on days when I'm likely to get nervous (like giving a presentation or an exam) but otherwise have had no problem with Toms.

The scares about breast cancer and ammonium chloride convinced me. And blocking pores can't be a good thing.

Hopefully Tue 12-Feb-13 18:42:03

I use pitrok and love it. I actually sweat less, and am less uncomfortable (sticky) than I am with anti-perspirant.

Be warned, it seems to take most people a week or two to adjust to something like pitrok - it can all feel a bit sweaty at first. But it does improve x1,000 in a week or two.

bananananacoconuts Tue 12-Feb-13 18:45:46

was just about to express my disappointment in pitrock. made me feel sweaty and uncomfortable! thanks hopefully, maybe i didn't give it enough of a chance!

Freshasa Tue 12-Feb-13 19:00:19

Another vote for Pitrok. It really does work.

magoosmom Tue 12-Feb-13 20:38:57

another vote for Toms of Maine here.

gowerbeauty Tue 12-Feb-13 22:20:19

I found Pitrock and Toms of Maine to be ineffective.
By far the best deodorant I have used is Aubrey's Northwoods Herbal Pine Deodorant.The scent lasts all day and is not overly masculine. I would not use anything else. Some decent healthfood shops stock it otherwise you can get it
I have also used Dr.Hauschka roll on.It comes in two scents Floral and Fresh.It costs £11.95 for 50ml.
Lavera's deodorants are good and come in a variety of scents.Roll on is £8.95 and spray £

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