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    No deodorant here. I don't like antiperspirants, they make me sweat even more from the rest of the body that is not covered with antiperspirant, so I don't really get the point. Sweat has to exit somewhere. My temples can literally be dripping with sweat when I apply antiperspirant....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsuzumi View Post
    I found in the past that aluminum-based products could make white clothes turn yellow. Has this problem been solved?
    They've never made anything with white on it turm yellow on me.
    I did have problems with old cans left in the back of the cupboard though. If the can gets over 5 years old, the composition of something it changes - it seemed to trap bad smells into the armpit hair. Normal soap didn't remove it, I had to use sandy soap - of the type that gets car grease off - to clean my under arms, before chucking the cans in the rubbish.
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    I would never consider not wearing an anti-perspirant/deodorant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook View Post
    old trusty Mitchum unscented gel, which could probably be used to seal dams.
    Best option out there. Sorry, but, I don't buy into all this "natural" stuff. At some point anything is "bad" for you, I go for what is tried and true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I would never consider not wearing an anti-perspirant/deodorant.
    I seem to be somewhat predisposed to sweat more than most, and, I live in a very hot and humid tropical area. I have to agree with petruccijc, never even enters my mind not too. I even sometimes reapply late in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrbckgorilla View Post
    I even sometimes reapply late in the day.
    Have you tried Rexona Men Clinical Protection Anti-perspirant?
    The instructions on the box say that it is best applied when going to bed, so that it works better the next day.
    Which is novel.
    Though I spray most antiperspirants on before going to bed anyway - they lose their scent by morning, and are thus fragrance free.
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    All of need to make our own choices on toiletries and health based on which data we choose to take as valid.

    Here is a discussion from the boys at Badger and Blade. (For the record, men of the 19th century used alum blocks to smooth and sooth the skin. It gave them that porcelain smooth skin.)

    As Forest Gump said, "And that's all I'm gonna say about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    All of need to make our own choices on toiletries and health based on which data we choose to take as valid.

    Here is a discussion from the boys at Badger and Blade. (For the record, men of the 19th century used alum blocks to smooth and sooth the skin. It gave them that porcelain smooth skin.)

    As Forest Gump said, "And that's all I'm gonna say about it."

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/archive...p/t-53681.html
    Just being skeptical again. If one has mild heartburn or reflux or mild gastric upsets, one goes into the pharmacy and buys chewable tablets where one is supposed to take one or two - each containing 400 or more milligrams of aluminium hydroxide - after meals. If eating aluminium and getting it into the bloodstream and then kidneys was that bad, we'd have known about it by now.

    21st century gentlemen also use Alum blocks. I have a couple of the Trumper ones. I can't honestly say I'm that impressed with their efficacy after shaving, but some people still do swear by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Just being skeptical again. If one has mild heartburn or reflux or mild gastric upsets, one goes into the pharmacy and buys chewable tablets where one is supposed to take one or two - each containing 400 or more milligrams of aluminium hydroxide - after meals. If eating aluminium and getting it into the bloodstream and then kidneys was that bad, we'd have known about it by now.

    21st century gentlemen also use Alum blocks. I have a couple of the Trumper ones. I can't honestly say I'm that impressed with their efficacy after shaving, but some people still do swear by them.
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    I see your point here: everything in moderation. A little aluminum used each day is not likely to kill you. Then again, if one has an occupation where heavy metals, solvents or metal salts are part of your daily fare, it might bode well to research (aircraft or auto mechanics, artists, house cleaners...) and make an informed decision.

    As you know, I also read Badger and Blade and am quite aware alum blocks are still sold and used... The Art of Shaving sells an unscented one so as not to clash with one's fragrance.

    And I also have a shaving styptic pencil, too, and also in the medicine kit for small cuts.

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    If you are hairy, trim or shave your pits. I do.
    Use a good antiperspirant, the clinical ones work very well. Many say they do work best if put on before bed.
    I've had up to 72 hours of odor and wetness protection from these.
    Do yourself and the world a favor... smell good! This is the 21st century.

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    If I know beforehand I will not be interacting with people, I will not apply deodorant.
    The idea of something masking (deodorant) or blocking (antiperspirant) makes me feel uncomfortable and unnatural.
    I'm not a stinky person in general anyways.
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    Anybody here do the old method of slapping on Gold Bond body powder to stay cool? In my opinion it's the most effective option when you live in a tropical climate like I do. Only way to beat the humidity and heat. I'm open to suggestions though.
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    There's nothing worse than smelling someone else's BO, especially if you work with them and can't avoid them.

    Quite disgusting, tbh.

    I could'nt leave the house without having a shower, nevermind not applying anti-perspirant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack28 View Post
    Anybody here do the old method of slapping on Gold Bond body powder to stay cool? In my opinion it's the most effective option when you live in a tropical climate like I do. Only way to beat the humidity and heat. I'm open to suggestions though.
    The blue bottle Gold Bond foot powder has an even higher percentage of menthol in it (which I personally like). I'll use it during really hot and humid days as a body powder. Works very well to keep certain parts from sticking (if you know what I mean).

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I would never consider not wearing an anti-perspirant/deodorant.
    This. I'm what you'd call 'hot blooded', and I sweat a lot. It's a habit for me to apply a antiperspirant/deodorant unless I try to give everyone my own personal emissions of secretions magnifique. I'm practically obsessed with cleanliness and hygiene, so it's a habit.

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    Diet diet diet

    If you want to go without deodorant then you need to be putting the proper foods into your body.
    I use one of them Tom's of Maine natural deals, but if I happen to forget it doesn't matter because I don't stink. I used to stink a long time ago when I ate like an average person, though.

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    The mitchum unscented is NOT unscented - it has some kind of minty/white musk aroma that - to my nose at least- was VERY strong. It greatly interfered with any fragrance I was wearing.

    I've tried all the natural options and - despite having a pretty clean diet - none of them worked for me. The best I had found was the Earth Science Unscented Lichen deodorant (linked to in the 2nd post by Shaheen). This does work for me in cooler weather. Most of the time though, I use Ban Unscented Roll-On. It is truly unscented, totally clear, and works a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I would never consider not wearing an anti-perspirant/deodorant.
    agree ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    - despite having a pretty clean diet -
    It's more than that. I eat like a psychopath: No white flour, no sugar, very few animal fats, no trans fats, lots of omega-3s, lots of raw vegetables, lots of fruits, lots of raw nuts, and lots of whole grains. I may cheat on holidays, but other than that I'm really strict. My co-workers make fun of me for bringing raw vegetables and nuts to work. I need to up my protein and calorie intake now due to lifting, so the deodorant may become a bit more essential, but I can still swing the all natural stuff for sure.

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    Never wear any...but then again I live in Colorado where humidity is non-existent and the temperature is pretty mild, esp. in the mountains.

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    That's a lot of stuff to do besides wearing deodorant. But I don't understand what the problem with wearing deodorant is. It's cheap and effective. Rich people will say anything to try and start a fad. But u can always tell when a person smells like BO. And it's not pleasant.
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    I use vodka in the morning on the axillae, I let it dry, then take a shower and that's it.

    The most important thing is wearing breathable clothes.

    I tried every single deodorant and antiperspirant under the sun and have come up with a conclusion they all make my sweating even worse.

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    I havent worn any in years. And never been told by anyone close to me that I needed to.

    Im sure some individuals need to, but for me it was a matter of just stopping and letting my pores clear from years of being clogged up .....by deoderant.

    Daily cleaning of the armpits with cheap generic witch hazel during this process helps a lot.
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    i use wingman wipes..basicly a scented baby wipe type product that is aimed at men..comes in small foil packs you can kkep in your pocked..i also just started using a another product called from some type of hollywood grooming product brand deodorant wipes(thay are unscented)....no matter what my pits smell like hot garbage 2 hours after a shower..plus i run around work all day for 12 hour shifts so i smell rank by the time i go home
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