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I remember 'umpteen' years ago my fifth grade assistant teacher told us girls, "If you're ever out of deodorant and need an emergency fix, wet a bar of soap and rub it under your arms." I have used this tip several times over the years and it really does work to help curb the odor - when in a pinch!:) This is also a good way to avoid using the aluminums found in antiperspirants.
Source: Thanks to Ms Brown.:)
If you are like me and have no strength in your hands and fingers, then this tip is for you. When you get a new deodorant with the little plastic cover, use fingernail clippers to grab the corner of the clear cover. That way, you won't have to struggle with pulling and pulling and get no results.
Give your deodorant time to dry before you get dressed. I get out of bed, make a pot of tea, and shower. I put on the deodorant. Then I sit and drink the tea (in bed). A lovely treat in the morning!
When the tea is finished, the deodorant is dry and I can put clothes on. The deodorant is more effective when it has had time to dry, and does not absorb into the clothes.
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I switched to an aluminum free deodorant about 9 months ago, so no antiperspirant.
Things are going OK. I feel awkward stating this. My armpits don't smell, it's my clothes! I've tried many different aluminum free deodorants. I'm currently using the crystal one and sometimes Tom's, at work.
I initially thought I kind of smell. But after a lot of investigation and trying new things, I've found it's not me, it's the armpits of my shirts that smell. As in, I lift my arm and sniff - there's a slight smell. I take off shirt. I lift my arm and sniff - there's no smell. I'm not a dirty person, I wash my clothes! I have a lot of non-cotton clothes (I'm bad with fabric) for work. Yesterday I was wearing a kind of stretchy soft fabric, which I demonstrated to my boyfriend how it's not me, it's the shirt. He agreed!
Has anyone else found this with these deodorants?
odors tend to stay in mostly synthetic or all synthetic clothing. Try using plain white vinegar in the rinse cycle
I will try that, thank you!
I agree that deodorants without all the harmful chemicals don't mask as well...
Worth a try!
This sounds like a laundry issue rather than a deodorant issue. You might also try switching brands of detergent; I find that Tide often works better than generic brands. However, you might try a cup of baking soda in the wash cycle will work to remove odors.
Deodorant can leave an unsightly residue on clothing that can be difficult to remove. This is a page about how to remove deodorant build-up.
This page contains some creative solutions for using the entire stick of deodorant. It is frustrating and feels like you are wasting money when you are not able to get to the last bit of your stick deodorant.
This is a page about deodorant makes my underarms itchy. Some consumers find that certain deodorants make the skin under their arms itchy.