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Natural deodorants in summer - anyone say 'aye'?

(11 Posts)
MrsThierryHenry Fri 11-Jul-08 13:55:27

I've used a lovely Lush deodorant bar almost all year round. But in the summer, even with current low temperatures, it just can't cut the mustard. I'm not even particularly sweaty so I don't mind being a bit damp, I just don't want to pong.

So today I'm trying a Tisserand roll-on with no aluminium and no something-else-which-I've-forgotten. Very expensive at about £4-something. I've spent the afternoon sniffing surreptitiously 'towards' my pits as there's a fusty old body smell in the office. Eventually I couldn't take it any more and ran off to the loos to have a proper sniff. Just a wee bit humsome, could be worse. I then washed myself sparkling clean, only to be hit by the 'aroma' again when I went back into the office. It's not me! It's some other stinky bod!

So, what's the solution?

a) use conventional deo/antipersp with foul chemicals that will kill my pores and cause me to develop skin lesions and abominable pestilences - but all the while smelling fresh as a daisy?

b) carry wipes in my handbag and reapply my natural deos on a regular basis?

c) learn to live with the smell (or the fear of the smell)?

What would YOU do?

mum2oandh Fri 11-Jul-08 13:59:36

Pitrock (the spray type) is fab smile and from Boots

mum2oandh Fri 11-Jul-08 14:01:06

I can't get on with Lush deoderants BTW much as I've tried, though the coconut powder one was ok, as long as no major sweating occured grin

mum2oandh Fri 11-Jul-08 14:02:51

Should also point out I do Bikram Yoga (in 110 degree heat) and the old Pitrock stands up to that ok.
(that's me finished now) grin

Lemontart Fri 11-Jul-08 14:05:32

I use a lot of Lush stuff but no joy with the deodorants.
I use PitRock crystal. Took my body about a week to "adjust" if that is possible, but now absolutely fine with no smelly pits.
Does sting a little after shaving and need to use on wet skin, otherwise it lasts for ages and ages and is fab.

silverfrog Fri 11-Jul-08 14:08:25

I use Miessence deodorants - available here.

They are expensive, but are brilliant. They feel "normal", so no stickiness, not too liquid etc - just feel like sure etc, but are totally natural - no parabens, no aluminium and all the rest.

Having extensively trialled many different natural and chemical free deodorants, these are the best I've found and work all year round.

Dh gets on ok with the Bionsen ones in Boots/Sainsburys, but I find them not very effective in the summer months.

Winetimeisfinetime Fri 11-Jul-08 14:10:41

I agree with mum2oandh - the Pitrok spray is great. It is really effective. The only downside is that it takes a while to dry but that isn't too much of a problem. I find it works much better for me than the crystal and wouldn't be without it now.
You can also get it in Sainburys as well as Boots.

hanaflowerisnothana Fri 11-Jul-08 14:11:43

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MrsThierryHenry Fri 11-Jul-08 14:11:50

Damn, nearly bought Pitrock but I thought Tisserand looked prettier. Serves me right for being superficial.

DarthVader Fri 11-Jul-08 14:12:57

Bionsen from Tesco has no aluminium
it works well smile

MrsThierryHenry Fri 11-Jul-08 14:17:18

Okay, I've written to Tisserand asking for a refund. Let's see what they say. Maybe they'll ask for proof of product failure - perhaps I could send them a smell sample in the post...?! grin

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