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    Re: Deoderant/Antiperspirants
    MontanaMama2009 posted:

    Finding a good deodorant or antiperspirant can be hard enough but the decision is even harder when there is concern over the ingredients. It would be great if products with all natural ingredients worked really well. If they did the decision would be easy.

    Natural deodorants rely on vegetable enzymes, herbs or essential oils to neutralize or destroy odors. Many natural ingredients are known for their antibacterial qualities. Ingredients like lavender and mint are just a few that work on odors and also provide a pleasant scent. Tea tree oil and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) also work very well for destroying odors.
    MontanaMama2009 responded:
    RunninMama replied to MontanaMama2009's response:
    I'll have to look into that. I tried Tom's of Maine once. Once. Did.Not.Work.
    NeuroticK responded:

    Since having kids, I have found I have gotten.....stinkier.

    I tried the Crystal Rock, which worked ok, but not perfect. Then I bought this stuff (this is a link from Amazon, but I got it at Whole Foods)

    It is AWESOME. I live in a very warm climate so I am constantly sweating, and yet, I don't stink anymore!! I also don't have the continual rash I got from regular deodorants. I'm not sure if all of the crystal rock roll-ons work so well, but this one really works for me. And I've been searching for one for years! Tom's of Maine did not work for me, either.

    ariannasmommy1125 replied to NeuroticK's response:
    Thanks for the link! I had the same experience with Tom's and a couple of other natural deoderant's that I tried. I will have to check this one out.
    MontanaMama2009 replied to NeuroticK's response:

    I Googled the Crystal Rock and this came up:
    There are several different types...which one is best?

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    NeuroticK replied to MontanaMama2009's response:
    I have used a different brand of the stone (can't remember the name, sorry), and it works ok, but not as well as the Roll-On. That stuff is miraculous!!

    The others that you listed, I have never tried.

    MontanaMama2009 replied to NeuroticK's response:
    Okay, I'm ordering the Roll-on today.


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