Devon Olsen wrote:is there a certain product that natural grocers may carry that would be similar to some of the solutions you guys have found?
just looking for an alternative that can still be bought/picked up at a local store...
R Scott wrote:Erica, dandruff usually is a fungal overgrowth INTERNALLY. Topical treatments only cover symptoms, that is why it comes back worse whenever you quit using them. Holistic fungal cleanse cured me. Not easy, but worth it.
When my BO gets bad I wipe my pits with iodine. I need the iodine anyway.
Morgan Morrigan wrote:Here is a new one on me, Milk of Magnesia !
Looks like you should keep it around anyway for a little shot in the morning!!
You should also go to the "research" section on his page, and read about the "organic" food poisoning he talks about.
Good info on sunscreen, and fruit there too.
Kathryn McCoy wrote:I had the same problem decades ago, which caused me to begin trying all the organic, natural deodorants out there. Aluminum is used in antiperspirants to cause you not to sweat, it blocks the pores. For women, it is especially unsafe. The tumors removed from women with breast cancer, are extremely high in aluminum. Cant imagine that it is any healthier for men and the whole idea of blocking your pores, which you need to filter, anyway, seems irresponsible to your body.
I tried numerous natural deodorants and found one I love, Desert Essence with tea tree oil that also has lavender oil, both of which are natural anti-bacterials. It is the bacteria that causes the odor. I also found, many years ago, as my diet changed to healthier food, and more fresh food, the less I even needed the deodorant.
On a whim, I have tried brushing my underarms with the baking soda recipe some suggested. I was okay for a wee bit, but then began to irritate my underarms. I also tried the lavender powder and that worked well.
Now, with all that said, I am a woman and oestrogen is a good thing for me, but recently, in researching a number of subjects dealing with all the hormones going into everything under the sun, I came across the subject of men getting too much oestrogen, not just from the BPA in drinking bottles and this causing a rise in men with prostate problems and the feminizing of men, even baby boys being born with way too high oestrogen and developing boobs, but in other products. In further researching this subject, I found that cellophane was high in phthalates, a xenoestrogen, which mimic oestrogen. That caught my eye, because I knew that tea tree oil and lavender oil, both have phthalates. Both of which are in so many products in the organic and natural industry. So while both oils may be anti-bacterial and help control underarm odor, if you are a man and have the xeno and phytoestrogens inundating you from many sources, having them in your deodorant may not be a good thing.
Dorothy Hatfield wrote:Weleda makes a very nice deodorant in a glass bottle and a pump spray that has essential oils. I use the sage. Smells lovely. Just about everything in a regular store is garbage and would make anyone with a decent immune system break out and most of the stuff in health food stores doesn't work - Weleda is a nice alternative.