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Deodorant aluminum free

Dear fellow members,

I am looking for a good aluminum-free deodorant/anti-perspirant for the upcoming hot summer months.

Having tried a bunch of alcohol based ones, they do not work very well and need to be reapplied like every 2 hours.

I looked in COOP and haven't found any.

Has anyone here found a good alternative to the aluminum based ones for males?

Thanks in advance!
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I just bought l'occitane - they have a formulation without aluminum and formaldehyde. It comes in a glass container with yellow label. They may also have one for men specifically, but my husband likes this one better. It does cost 24ch, but it works best of anything we've tried.
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Nivea pure and natural
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Do you/your husband find that it gives you good protection for an entire day?

May buy both today and test. Thanks for your help!
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Do you/your husband find that it gives you good protection for an entire day?

May buy both today and test. Thanks for your help!
You can find aluminum free deodorants at any, or most, Apothekes. They can be quite expensive though. I always get mine from the US for around $3.00 from the company Arm & Hammer. If you know someone in the US, have them send you 10 or more of them. I use this deodorant and it works perfectly. It has no aluminum and no paraben. It is called "Essentials."
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Re: Deodorant aluminum free

The Body Shop has three different "smells", of which I like two.
I don't know if they last very long - here at work, nobody cares ;-)
But I like them exactly because they are not so intrusive.

AFAIK, how you smell is really a reflection of what you eat and what you wear.
I find that when I just wear sandals (without socks) on very hot days, it makes a big difference.
(I wear shorts and a t-shirt, too, mind you....)
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The Body Shop has three different "smells", of which I like two.
I don't know if they last very long - here at work, nobody cares ;-)
But I like them exactly because they are not so intrusive.

AFAIK, how you smell is really a reflection of what you eat and what you wear.
I find that when I just wear sandals (without socks) on very hot days, it makes a big difference.
(I wear shorts and a t-shirt, too, mind you....)

How nice, but for others, we are forced to wear a suit and a tie . Even less lucky, forced to sit behind a huge window that has afternoon sun exposure
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How nice, but for others, we are forced to wear a suit and a tie . Even less lucky, forced to sit behind a huge window that has afternoon sun exposure
Move or change the furniture to suit you.
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How nice, but for others, we are forced to wear a suit and a tie . Even less lucky, forced to sit behind a huge window that has afternoon sun exposure
Well, do they have showers you can use?
Or just re-apply the deo every 2h then ;-)

Does anybody actually care how you smell?
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You can find aluminum free deodorants at any, or most, Apothekes. They can be quite expensive though. I always get mine from the US for around $3.00 from the company Arm & Hammer. If you know someone in the US, have them send you 10 or more of them. I use this deodorant and it works perfectly. It has no aluminum and no paraben. It is called "Essentials."
Typed your recommendation in google to see what it looks like and found this :
Further studies specific to triclosan have shown that it affects reproduction in lab animals, produces toxic chemicals such as dioxin and chloroform when it reacts with other chemicals like the chlorine in water, irritates skin in humans and might even cause cancer. New laboratory studies on rats and frogs show that triclosan can disrupt thyroid hormone, alter development and impair important functions at the cellular level. And a study by British researchers found that triclosan has estrogenic and androgenic hormone properties and exposure could potentially contribute to the development of breast cancer.
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Re: Deodorant aluminum free

You can find them in COOP. At Coop megastore (the big COOP) you have more choice. I have used recently the one from Garnier Aluminium and Parabens free and the SEBAMED Balsam Deo No Aluminum and no Parabens. I find this last one pretty good and it costs around CHF 6.00
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Typed your recommendation in google to see what it looks like and found this :
Further studies specific to triclosan have shown that it affects reproduction in lab animals, produces toxic chemicals such as dioxin and chloroform when it reacts with other chemicals like the chlorine in water, irritates skin in humans and might even cause cancer. New laboratory studies on rats and frogs show that triclosan can disrupt thyroid hormone, alter development and impair important functions at the cellular level. And a study by British researchers found that triclosan has estrogenic and androgenic hormone properties and exposure could potentially contribute to the development of breast cancer.
Thanks for the info! However, tricolsan is in just about everything toothpaste, soaps especially antibacterial soaps, mouthwashes, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, first aid like burn creams, kitchenware, toys, towels, paints, lip gloss, bronzers, and so on. I would say today you have to use just about everything with caution. The Tricolsan content is very, very, minimal in this deodorant, from what I understand. The majority of the ingredients are baking soda, coriander,rosemary leaf-oil, and lavender. Other ingredients include fragrance,triclosan, tetrasodium, and alantoin, water. It is certainly no worse than aluminum and pebans. Another study stated:

"These products play a beneficial role in the daily hygiene routines of millions of people throughout the US and worldwide," said Richard Sedlak, ACI senior vice president of Technical and International Affairs."They have been and are used safely and effectively in homes, hospitals, and workplaces every single day. Furthermore, triclosan and products containing it are regulated by a number of governmental bodies around the world and have a long track record of human and environmental safety which is supported by a multitude of scientifically based transparent risk analyses," he added.

However one can make a "completely homemade natural" deodorant. This website will show you how. It may very well be worth it. More than likely anything you find on the market will have some type of downfall to it...Good Luck



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Re: Deodorant aluminum free

Recently I started using an all mineral deo called CL Kristall Mineral Stick. No perfumes, no alcohol, crystal clear mineral, that's all. Good even for very sensitive skin. I bought it in Germany, but they might have it here, maybe try a drogerie.
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Re: Deodorant aluminum free

Deodorants aren't so hard to find, but are any of the products mentioned so far effective anti-perspirants? I always though aluminum was the key ingredient that stopped your sweat glands from sweating (sounds safe right?? :P)

When I wear deodorants I end up sweating anyway, and the deodorant rarely entirely masks the sweat smell. They just mix into some nasty mish-mash.
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Recently I started using an all mineral deo called CL Kristall Mineral Stick. No perfumes, no alcohol, crystal clear mineral, that's all. Good even for very sensitive skin. I bought it in Germany, but they might have it here, maybe try a drogerie.
There was a girl who I used to work with who used that, I can tell you it really did not work at all!
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Re: Deodorant aluminum free

I use one called Salt of the earth that is free of everything, but it is very efficient.
You have to wet it under the tap before use.
Although I buy it at Holland & Barrett in the UK I believe that it is available in mainland Europe.
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I've made my own deoderant with a recipe similar to this (minus the arrowroot powder). It keeps the smell off, but doesn't keep me from sweating. I've heard that the arrowroot powder helps to absorb some of the sweat. It's also important to cover the area well.
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Well, do they have showers you can use?
Or just re-apply the deo every 2h then ;-)

Does anybody actually care how you smell?

I for one hate BO on others so I would not ask of anyone to deal with mine
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You can find them in COOP. At Coop megastore (the big COOP) you have more choice. I have used recently the one from Garnier Aluminium and Parabens free and the SEBAMED Balsam Deo No Aluminum and no Parabens. I find this last one pretty good and it costs around CHF 6.00
I used to wear the Garnier one because it said minerals. It is not aluminum free, only alcohol and parabene free. I was in shock when I found out that you need to peel off the first layer of indications on the back of the product to find the rest of the list which mentions aluminum...
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The Body Shop has three different "smells", of which I like two.
I don't know if they last very long - here at work, nobody cares ;-)
But I like them exactly because they are not so intrusive.

AFAIK, how you smell is really a reflection of what you eat and what you wear.
I find that when I just wear sandals (without socks) on very hot days, it makes a big difference.
(I wear shorts and a t-shirt, too, mind you....)
I second Body Shop no nasties ones, too, the roll on is better, no residues. The blue one is pretty genderless, sporty sea kind of scent. It's the best one so far.

Occitane's no parabens no alu vervena is really good, too, nice and lemony, it's masculine but girls can pull it off. That one it's more about perfume, and less about efficiency, but it's pleasant too.

Nothing will beat actually washing yourself quick with some soap, I know it can be a tricky thing to do in public restroom, but if you are wearing acrylic button up dress shirts, and there is a bathrooom you can use privately, it's the most you can do to beat unpleasant sweat, instead of piling up chemical stuff and having hormones eat into your clothes.

By the way, the smell does not have to be you, but your clothes. If shirts are not properly washed, or mildewed, you don't even have to sweat to give out odor, just by warming the fabric as you wear it.

I try to stay away from alu and parabens as much as I can, too.
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