• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM-g2--xuZg jason

    i’ve tried a new natural deodorants including Toms, Jason’s, Natures Gate etc. All worked temporarily, for the first week or so, then i started to stink again. it’s almost like the bacteria fed off the deodorant.

    All i use now is baking soda!!! I put a bit in my hand, shtack it on my armpits and voila. It’s the most effective natural deodorant i’ve tried to date.

    great post btw.

    • Becky Striepe

      Yeah, I had that same problem at first, too. I wish I could remember where I read this trick, but it helps to have a few sorts of natural deodorant on hand and rotate them out every few days.

      How long does the baking soda last? I’d love to try this!

  • http://www.myesentia.com jason

    Baking soda last all day and I’M A GUY who used to be highly dependent on Mitchum Anti perspirant. Super intense stuff. I’m not saying it’ll do for a workout but for daily activities it’s fine.

    • Becky Striepe

      This is awesome information! I’ll put it to the test at my next craft market!

  • Lyrehs

    I’ve used bicarb as a deodorant as well. Worked fine. I actually found that if I got my underarms waxed (rather than shaving like I used to) it worked even better/ longer.

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky Striepe

      Interesting! I wonder what it is about waxing.

  • AnnaV

    I have used this stuff for years now http://www.deokristal.com/page3/page3.html . It’s basically just salt in rock form and it works great. I normally have a pretty intense excercise schedule and this stuff works no matter how much I sweat. I’ve also got my boyfriend using it, after he tried it once on a trip and it works great for him too.

    It’s pretty widely available in Europe these days, I don’t know about the US. But hey, what’s the Internet for?

    It works the same way as baking soda would, and is easier to handle. And it lasts for ages, which is good for someone like me who hates having to go shopping for stuff.

  • http://www.moxoffice.com Pam

    I’ve tried all the natural deodorants I could find and Tom’s 24 hour worked for a week or so, then stopped working. It also left a weird film on my underarm, that I could literally peel off (like shedding skin from a sunburn) – definitely not what I wanted!
    I’ve recently discovered the crystal deodorant from Naturally Fresh and it’s awesome!!! Really works (has for MONTHS now) and I don’t have that stench of “masking” scents mingled with B.O. anymore. Something this awesome MUST BE SHARED! Best wishes to all…

    • Becky Striepe

      Ooh I’ll have to give this one a go!

  • Edith

    If Tom’s isn’t doing it for you, try Lavilin. I used Tom’s for year, but found it wasn’t working well for my sensitive skin. Tried Lavilin a few months ago, and it is perfect!