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  • #534818
    VanessaVanessa
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    I find the Crystal sticks sometimes work for a little bit, sometimes a day or two, or maybe most of the day, but definitely not anywhere as well as bicarb.

    I have it in an old film container, after I get out of the shower I just “scoop” a bit out on my index finger, and “rub” it into my “dried but still damp” armpits.

    I found due to the limited capacity of my finger tip to hold the bicarb I need to do this a few times and its also handy to wipe it upwards into your armpit to get as much of the bicarb to make contact with the skin, so it doesn’t fall off, then I just sort of rub it in a bit, you could use an old talc container, or something similar, to “squirt” it into your armpits.

    #534819
    calliecatcalliecat
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    Bel post=359663 wrote: I tried the crystal stick but it did not work for me at all. Haven’t tried bi-carb, but might give it a go. Do you use some sort of shaker or just dab some on from a container with damp fingers?

    I just scoop up with my finger tips and rub it on/in, might give it a go with damp fingers, never tried that before, needless to say with me, it gets everywhere LOL

    #534820
    BronBron
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    If my fingertips aren’t damp enough, I dip them in water, into the bicarb and use that.

    #534821
    BelBel
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    Thanks for the tips! I shall give it a go. Or maybe after this week of 40+ temperatures….. :sick:

    #534822
    VanessaVanessa
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    This week would be the ultimate test as to if it works or not!!!!…if its going to fail it will be in this weather, especially with the humidity after the storms last night.

    #534823
    BelBel
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    Vanessa post=359677 wrote: This week would be the ultimate test as to if it works or not!!!!…if its going to fail it will be in this weather, especially with the humidity after the storms last night.

    Righto Vanessa – I’ll take your challenge! Starting tomorrow…

    #534824
    VanessaVanessa
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    Look forward to hearing how it goes!!

    #534825
    mudhenmudhen
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    Here are some sites I pinned to go back to “one day” – I have heard that the straight bi-carb causes skin irritations in the majority of people after a few weeks, so these might offer an alternative:

    http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/homemade-probiotic-deodorant-that.html

    http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2009/08/natural-homemade-deodorant/

    http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-04-06T11%3A16%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7

    #534826
    calliecatcalliecat
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    mudhen post=359694 wrote: Here are some sites I pinned to go back to “one day” – I have heard that the straight bi-carb causes skin irritations in the majority of people after a few weeks, so these might offer an alternative:

    http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/homemade-probiotic-deodorant-that.html

    http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2009/08/natural-homemade-deodorant/

    http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-04-06T11%3A16%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7

    thought it was something like that -hence the cornflour with it in my recipe

    #534827
    BelBel
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    Sounds really good Misti! I chickened out last week with starting the bicarb regime, might have to give you method a go. Thanks!

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