Jump to content

What's with the ads?


Photo

Need help finding a deodorant that won't cause underarm rash...


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 Paz

Paz

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 899 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:07 PM

but will prevent b.o. My dd sweats excessively. We live in FL so that doesn't help. She has been getting itching and an underarm rash when she uses just about any type of deodorant and/or anti-perspirant. She is 18 and this is a recent thing. Right now she is using Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystals. The rash has gone away but it does nothing for the body odor. She washes often with anti-bacterial soap and shaves her underarms regularly. She has tried Tom of Maine's but it is causing a rash, as well.

#2 MyLittleWonders

MyLittleWonders

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 2097 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

Dh rashes from just about anything but Thai Crystal deodorant. (The crystal lasts a crazy long time too.) It keeps him smell-free for the entire work day. Sometimes if we have something again that evening, he'll reapply. Otherwise, it works very well for him and keeps his skin rash-free.

#3 smrtmama

smrtmama

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1346 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:32 PM

I like the all natural deodorant you can get from smaller WAHM-owned businesses. Clear Hills Honey has a really nice one. Green Body Basic has several varieties (plus refills). You might also look for some homemade deodorant recipes.

#4 mcconnellboys

mcconnellboys

    Beekeeping Professor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10763 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:51 PM

I've been using this with good results for several years and have just started my pre-teen son on it, too....

#5 thescrappyhomeschooler

thescrappyhomeschooler

    New Muggle Studies Teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8919 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:54 PM

The only one dh can use is Almay hypoallergenic kind. It's hard to find, so I stock up whenever I see it.

#6 Blessed with seven

Blessed with seven

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3196 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:56 PM

Aubrey Ester C roll on...LOVE IT!! It helps w/ odor very well AND it has never ever caused rashing.

When I used Tom's I itched like crazy, I was out of Aubrey. I will say that the spray on from Aubrey was not as good, it is the Roll On Ester C!

Kim

#7 Peela

Peela

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6459 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

A good natural deodorant is a mixture of good coconut oil and bicarb soda (and you can add a drop of essential oil except that if she is sensitive might be best to leave it out). YOu just melt teh oil (at a low temp ) and mix in as much bicarb as it will handle. It might well be solid when you go to use it...but you ust scrape a bit out and rub it on and body heat melts it.
I used that one all last summer and it worked well.

#8 Starr

Starr

    Qualified Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12410 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

Her skin may be too sensitive to put on deodorant right after shaving.

#9 Mothersweets

Mothersweets

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2519 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

I read in the newspaper that many people have used milk of magnesia for deodorant when regular stuff is too irritating. I've thought of trying it as I tend to be sensitive, too.

#10 Critter

Critter

    Hive Mind Worker Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 56 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:27 PM

My oldest daughter has this exact same problem; her poor underarms were raw and sore. She started using the hypoallergenic deoderant/anti-perspirant from Clinique and has never had a problem since. It's a little more expensive than regular store brands, but it lasts a very long time and was very worth it.

#11 Mallorie

Mallorie

    Hive Mind Royal Larvae

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 685 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:35 PM

6+ TBSP. coconut oil (Solid state)
1/4 C. Baking soda
1/4 C. arrowroot powder or cornstarch. (arrowroot powder is preferred)

1. Combine equal portions of baking soda and arrowroot powder
2. Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm, but pliant texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant--solid, but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add more powder to thicken.
3. You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant containers or place in a small container with a lid and apply with fingers for each use. Makes about 1 cup.

**you have to keep this cold though, as Coconut oil melts. That's the only drawback. And no, you don't stink wearing this stuff. :)

#12 dirty ethel rackham

dirty ethel rackham

    Iris Loamsdown of Deephallow

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7473 posts

Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:57 PM

I had a terrible rash from deodorants. It was so bad that I smelled worse with it on than going without. After trial and error, I found the crystal deodorants work great. No rash, even after shaving. Here is a brand I use. They must be used on wet skin, so they are perfect for applying directly out of the shower. The also last a very long time. One can last me more than 3 years if I don't drop it and break the crystal.

#13 kalanamak

kalanamak

    Geriatric Primipara

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16200 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:50 PM

She might try stopping the antibacterial soap.

I use Kiss My Face lavender, because I have sensitive skin and this doesn't hurt me. It isn't perfect. I do shower daily and give my pits a swipe if the day gets long. I also use 4711 on my arms and upper chest if it is going to be a humdinger of a day. You don't smell 4711 until you sweat.

#14 Starr

Starr

    Qualified Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12410 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:52 PM

This is a thread from 2010.

#15 kalanamak

kalanamak

    Geriatric Primipara

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16200 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:27 PM

This is a thread from 2010.


Err, EKKK. Wonder how the pits are doing now?

#16 Storm Bay

Storm Bay

    Qualified Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8389 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:33 PM

but will prevent b.o. My dd sweats excessively. We live in FL so that doesn't help. She has been getting itching and an underarm rash when she uses just about any type of deodorant and/or anti-perspirant. She is 18 and this is a recent thing. Right now she is using Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystals. The rash has gone away but it does nothing for the body odor. She washes often with anti-bacterial soap and shaves her underarms regularly. She has tried Tom of Maine's but it is causing a rash, as well.


Is she using unscented products? I get rashes from many scents. If she's getting a rash from Tom's and it's scented, you may be able to use their unscented one.

One of the best deoderants I've ever found it the unscented one by Desert Essence with tea tree oil. I can also use the unscented Tom's long lasting one (the old Tom's was useless & I had to put it on 4 times a day).

Another problem could be the razor she shaves with. Dd was getting rashes she thought was from deoderant, but it was the razor.

#17 bnrmom

bnrmom

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 496 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:08 PM

Has she tried underarm powder? There is a natural one I've used before that is great, but can't think of the name at the moment. It's a little messy to apply (don't wear black while you are putting it on!) but it is very soothing. It won't stop the sweating but does a pretty good job of odor control. Otherwise, Dr. Haushka has a nice but expensive roll on deodorant.

#18 Mrs Mungo

Mrs Mungo

    Cupcake Executive Officer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 27180 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

Dove is one of the few brands that I can use.

#19 Liz CA

Liz CA

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8099 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

You could try plain coconut oil. It has anti-bacterial properties.
I mix it with some baking soda and arrowroot but the soda could cause you irritation if you are not used to it.

#20 Teachin'Mine

Teachin'Mine

    Qualified Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 9053 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

Err, EKKK. Wonder how the pits are doing now?


:lol:


What's with the ads?