Baking Soda for deodorant?

Riker

Kingfisher
Hey guys, I read online that you can use baking soda with a little water for deodorant.... that its supposedly more natural than most stuff. Has anyone done this or heard about it?
 

kerouac

Ostrich
Riker said:
but but, the chemicals! and the blocking of the lymph system or something..... lol but I smoke now and then, I dunno why I care.....

As long as you don't use Antiperspirants you should be fine.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Funny I just started using this a couple weeks. And yes it works miraculously! Definitely worth a try. I'm never going back to deodorant.
 

Princeton

Sparrow
Gold Member
I use one of the "crystal" roll-on natural deodorants from Whole Foods. It uses a potassium salt to kill the bacteria that causes the smell. None of the nasty chemicals in the commercial stuff. It doesn't cut down on perspiration very much (maybe a little) but it's probably not a good idea to stop up your sweat glands anyway.
 

Moma

Peacock
Gold Member
Roosh said:
Funny I just started using this a couple weeks. And yes it works miraculously! Definitely worth a try. I'm never going back to deodorant.

So you can attest for sure, that your armpits aren't frowsy from the baking soda, my dude? If so, I think I will try it as well....
 

Riker

Kingfisher
Really roosh? What a coincidence.... I´m also looking for natual alternatives to shampoo and I found a couple ways online...

http://lifehackery.com/2008/09/18/home-9/


So far I did the egg and beer thing but idk if its very practical for a daily basis.

BTW I like the whole baking soda doeodarnt thing because I can fill the same bag with more baking soda from the natural store nearby and I don´t create trash from the deodorant containers. I know its not going to save the world and I do plenty of other things that pollute but its nice still!
 

hydrogonian

Ostrich
Gold Member
I'll have to give the baking soda a try. That crystal stuff doesn't come close to being effective enough. I was using Toms for a while, which is a good alternative, but it substitutes zinc for aluminum. They don't know what long term topical zinc will do, and there is a link between chronic zinc supplementation and prostate cancer. I only read the label recently, and immediately switched to some other natural brand sold at whole foods. It works better than the crystal, but not as good as Toms. My right armpit must have some kind of super pheromone gland in it, because stuff that works for my left armpit, more or less, my right armpit destroys.

So my current solution is to use the natural stuff from whole foods and to supplement it by spraying one spray of $60 an ounce Creed cologne under my right arm. It works for a while, and mixes sublimely with a mans natural scent, but its an expensive fix. Also, it barely lasts the day as a deodorant.

If anyone is interested in why baking soda might work, its the strongest alkalizer / acid neutralizer available as a food item. So, however it works, it likely as something to do with its alkalizing ability.
 

Tuthmosis

Peacock
Gold Member
Thanks to you guys (and this thread), I stared at my deodorant/anti-perspirant stick for like five minutes this morning, thinking: "Fuck." "Is this shit giving me ball cancer?" "All these chemicals can't be good."

I already strive for a mostly natural lifestyle, but the deo was one of those few things I just figured I'd take the hit on. All the natural solutions I'd tried in the past had me kickin' like a New York City cab driver in the middle of summer.

So it's just baking soda and water? What are the proportions, 1:1? Do you just rub that paste into your pits or do you keep it diluted down in a spray bottle? How long do the effects last?
 

Riker

Kingfisher
I keep a plastic bag of the baking soda (looks like cocaine, today I had friends over and took it out pretending it was coke and I was going to do a line, haha it was fun) and a glass near the sink. I put a spoon full of baking soda in the glass and add the least amount of water possible to were its more paste than just watery. I stick my index and middle finger in and just put it on my arm pits.... works all day!
 

Moma

Peacock
Gold Member
I was going to try it this morning but it's relatively warm in my city today but I chickened out (still a bit skeptical, it may not work).

I didn't want to be the funky guy at work all day so I opted for regular roll on deodrant. I think I'll try it when I go to visit my hippie loving lizard this weekend...
 

Roosh

Cardinal
I just put some baking soda around my balls. While that area has what I consider to by a normal crotch odor, I just want to see if baking soda has an effect down there. If so I can recommend it to women with smelly vaginas.
 
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