Alternatives to deodorants/Antipersperants
This was on Dr. Weil's site just a little ways down from the little bit of diet advice he offers to acne suffers. I like the green tea one. Perhaps use the same diluted ACV/Green tea toner we all ought to be using.
- An easy solution to reducing bacteria is to splash on rubbing alcohol.
- Most commercial deodorant products contain irritating or harmful ingredients, including aluminum salts and dyes. Avoid the antiperspirant varieties. You can find better products in health-food stores, such as those containing extracts of green tea, which is antibacterial.
- If you buy "natural crystals," make sure they do not contain aluminum in any form.
- Stimulant drugs, including coffee and tea, contribute to body odor by increasing the activity of apocrine sweat glands, special glands in hairy parts of the body that produce strong-smelling, musky secretions. Try eliminating caffeine if body odor continues to be a problem.