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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Test Kitchen Deodorant Day 3

After using the DIY deodorant for 3 days now, I have to report that it somewhat works, well not that good. I'd say it works at about 80%, it's better than nothing at all, but it does not stop my body odor completely. At the end of the day, I can detect a faint smell of BO in my arm pits, I would feel comfortable standing next to someone, but I would not want to give a hug. Today I gave it the final test, I shaved my underarms, washed very well, then applied the spray, I can say that it didn't sting, and I expected it to. But at the end of the day, I detect a slight BO smell, bummer.

I might try one more thing, I have tea tree oil, I'll add some of that to the spray and give it another try, it is so close to working, I can't help but think that adding tea tree oil might take it the rest of the way and make it work 100%. I'll post another update in a few days.

If nothing else, I will use it as a muscle spray, it is known that ES is good for sore muscles, I'll see how it works for that purpose, I'll also use it as a foot spray, it does have anti-fungal properties, so it's not a total waste.




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5 comments:

  1. I would think adding tea tree oil would work but how about using it twice a day? The mixture is not an antiperspirant and when sweat hits the air it causes the odor - so maybe twice a day. It's a spray so you wouldn't even necessarily have to wash first either.

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  2. Bellen, that's a good idea, something I had already thought as well. I just want to get away from using commercial deodorants or antiperspirants with all of the problems associated with using those.

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  3. Sounds very successful to me. By the end of the day it's time for a bath or shower. A slight odor especially after working all day would be normal. I don't think you can expect the ES to eliminate all odor by the end of a day. Have not tried epsom salts, but I will try it. I do like Tom's natural deodorant.

    http://www.tomsofmaine.com/products/deodorant/product-details/long-lasting-care-deodorant-stick

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  4. I admire you for trying this out, I don't have the courage to do so yet. lol.

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  5. the desert rose, sounds like Tom's of Maine would be a good backup for those days when you need to be sure...

    CCM, naw, don't have to be brave, just need a day when you aren't going anywhere. ;)

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