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Discussion » Questions » Health and Wellness » Have you given up traditional deodorant with aluminum because it's been linked to breast and other cancers?

Have you given up traditional deodorant with aluminum because it's been linked to breast and other cancers?

How's that working out for you? Do you go around saying "Be honest, do I stink?"

Asking for a friend....

Posted - August 28

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  • 26572
    Uh...what is deodorant?
      August 28, 2019 9:09 PM MDT
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  • 3353
    Lol! 
      August 28, 2019 9:13 PM MDT
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  • 44129
    Baking soda.  
      August 28, 2019 9:13 PM MDT
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  • 3353
    That sounds messy! Do you mix it with water like you do for a bee sting? 
      August 28, 2019 9:15 PM MDT
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  • 44129
    Nope.  Just slap about a teaspoonful under each pit. Not messy.  No smell either.  Just don't put it on right after pit is shaved. It is salt, after all.
      August 28, 2019 9:19 PM MDT
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  • 26572
    I'm not baking bread here.
      August 28, 2019 9:16 PM MDT
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  • 3563
    Yep. I don't use deodorants with aluminum in them, although it was not for that reason; I stopped because aluminum-containing deodorant stains clothes. 
      August 28, 2019 9:15 PM MDT
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  • 3353
    I didn't know that. I always thought pit-stains were just from seriously sweaty people. 

    I prefer the dry spray kind, but all of them appear to have aluminum. :(
      August 28, 2019 9:18 PM MDT
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  • 26572
    They all have crap in them that don't belong on your skin.
      August 28, 2019 9:20 PM MDT
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  • 3353
    I'm sure. 
    I bought some with essential oils, all organic (allegedly). So far, so good... I think. My dogs aren't avoiding me, at least. :P
      August 28, 2019 9:25 PM MDT
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  • 26572
    Why do you think you need deodorant? You don't like your own smell?
      August 28, 2019 9:31 PM MDT
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  • 3353
    Not sweaty body odor smell, no. I know that some people don't mind it and some actually like it. I don't, so I don't want to smell like that. 

    I remember a friend of mine in jr. high didn't use deodorant, or enough deodorant. It was uncomfortable, because as her friend, we thought she should know, but no one wanted to tell her. Someone put some "Secret" in her locker. She started using it, I guess. 
      August 28, 2019 9:38 PM MDT
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  • 5307
    No. So many things are purported to cause cancer that I can't avoid them all. Cancer runs in my family and unless I get hit by a bus, I fully expect to die from it one day. I want to smell good when it happens.
      August 29, 2019 12:12 PM MDT
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  • 12028
    I became allergic to deodorant when I was 39.  I just use alcohol twice a day and have no problems.  If I had known how much better it was that the deodorant product I would have used it forever.  Cheap.  Thrifty.  ;)
      August 30, 2019 12:35 AM MDT
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  • 593
    gave it up years ago.........I just use good 'ol baking soda.......works every time......save your money......and your HEALTH!!
      October 5, 2019 8:58 AM MDT
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