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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #4245 on: June 08, 2013, 06:34:18 PM »
When I was in Las Vegas I got caught by one of those skin cream stalls, bought some, and reacted to it - red puffy watery eyes.  They were good, and exchanged it for something I didn't react to.

As a result, when next some skin mob tried to get me to try their fabulous creams, I demurred and mentioned I'd had a reaction.  "But you couldn't react to ours, it's all organic!"  Umm yeah, I can.  Bee stings and peanuts are also all natural and organic, and they kill hundreds of people a year.

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« Reply #4246 on: June 08, 2013, 06:37:35 PM »
We got caught by one of them, poor DH had a burning sensation as soon as the woman touched him with the stuff.

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« Reply #4247 on: June 08, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »

RE: Skin allergies.

I get rashes from ANY deoderant. In an Australian summer, that means I need to have at least 2 clean shirts to change into at work, as well as a spare set of socks. Last summer, the company I was working for didn't believe me and insisted I use deoderent. It wasn't until I had welts up and down my arm and was on cortisone creams that they believed me and I was allowed stop.
 
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« Reply #4248 on: June 08, 2013, 10:11:51 PM »
Not to totally threadjack, but would one of those "deodorant stones" help you?
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« Reply #4249 on: June 08, 2013, 10:20:59 PM »

Nothing works. I've tried the lot. Clean clothes and jungle baths are the only solution

Back to the scheduled thread . . . . .
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« Reply #4250 on: June 08, 2013, 10:29:46 PM »
We got caught by one of them, poor DH had a burning sensation as soon as the woman touched him with the stuff.
Back before they decided that rubbing/spraying products on you without your consent was assult, I used to have to fight those people off physically. My friends, sis, and/or cousin would surround me like the secret service around the president and we would barrel through them as fast as we could.
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« Reply #4251 on: June 08, 2013, 10:49:39 PM »
 
I get rashes from ANY deoderant.
During WWII, my mother taught at a school where many of the girls were of a religion that forbade cosmetics, and deodorant was considered a cosmetic. She taught the girls to make a deodorant that was baking soda-based. I wish I could promise you that I'd ask her how to make it, but she's 92 and her memory isn't so good. But you might find something on the Internet about how to make it.

This sounds like it:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/photos/5-deodorant-alternatives/baking-soda-and-cornstarch
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« Reply #4252 on: June 09, 2013, 12:16:56 AM »
 
I get rashes from ANY deoderant.
During WWII, my mother taught at a school where many of the girls were of a religion that forbade cosmetics, and deodorant was considered a cosmetic. She taught the girls to make a deodorant that was baking soda-based. I wish I could promise you that I'd ask her how to make it, but she's 92 and her memory isn't so good. But you might find something on the Internet about how to make it.

This sounds like it:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/photos/5-deodorant-alternatives/baking-soda-and-cornstarch

I make deodorant powder out of 2 parts baking soda and 1 part baby powder. I tried it with cornstarch but it didn't get me through the day (as is the case with all store bought deodorants & other natural products).

It's been like a miracle cure for me! I keep it in a 1/2C Tupperware container in my bathroom and just rub about a teaspoon into each underarm every morning (over the sink cuz it is a bit messy). I do generally wash over the sink on days I don't need a shower, but it isn't always necessary, I just feel eew if I don't.  :)

Edited to add - Oops, sorry for derailing. I forgot I was in a topic-specific thread.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2013, 12:19:15 AM by JenJay »

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« Reply #4253 on: June 09, 2013, 07:39:49 AM »
My husband is asthmatic and we joke about how anything with a scent bothers him.  We buy unscented deodorant, I use unscented detergent, and try to buy soaps, etc. with minimum scent.

That said, the scented items that give him the most trouble are the botanicals, NOT the lab-created ones.  So much for all-natural...
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« Reply #4254 on: June 09, 2013, 01:56:28 PM »

Nothing works. I've tried the lot. Clean clothes and jungle baths are the only solution

Back to the scheduled thread . . . . .

What about dress sheilds?  You could pin them in and change them part way through the day instead of needing a new shirt and then launder them at home.


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« Reply #4255 on: June 09, 2013, 04:44:25 PM »
I have never seen those!  They'd probably irritate the heck out of me, though.
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« Reply #4256 on: June 09, 2013, 05:24:16 PM »

Nothing works. I've tried the lot. Clean clothes and jungle baths are the only solution

Back to the scheduled thread . . . . .

What about dress sheilds?  You could pin them in and change them part way through the day instead of needing a new shirt and then launder them at home.



I've used those for silk shirts that highlight ANY and ALL wetness.  They're great!  But I've only ever found the ones that pin on the seam of the shirt.  Where can you get the ones that hook on a bra?

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« Reply #4257 on: June 09, 2013, 07:27:13 PM »

Nothing works. I've tried the lot. Clean clothes and jungle baths are the only solution

Back to the scheduled thread . . . . .

What about dress sheilds?  You could pin them in and change them part way through the day instead of needing a new shirt and then launder them at home.



I've used those for silk shirts that highlight ANY and ALL wetness.  They're great!  But I've only ever found the ones that pin on the seam of the shirt.  Where can you get the ones that hook on a bra?

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« Reply #4258 on: June 09, 2013, 07:28:23 PM »

Nothing works. I've tried the lot. Clean clothes and jungle baths are the only solution

Back to the scheduled thread . . . . .

What about dress sheilds?  You could pin them in and change them part way through the day instead of needing a new shirt and then launder them at home.



I've used those for silk shirts that highlight ANY and ALL wetness.  They're great!  But I've only ever found the ones that pin on the seam of the shirt.  Where can you get the ones that hook on a bra?

I did a google search and found them at http://www.kleinerts.com

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« Reply #4259 on: June 09, 2013, 07:35:45 PM »
When I was in Las Vegas I got caught by one of those skin cream stalls, bought some, and reacted to it - red puffy watery eyes.  They were good, and exchanged it for something I didn't react to.

As a result, when next some skin mob tried to get me to try their fabulous creams, I demurred and mentioned I'd had a reaction.  "But you couldn't react to ours, it's all organic!"  Umm yeah, I can.  Bee stings and peanuts are also all natural and organic, and they kill hundreds of people a year.

Not to mention arsenic, hemlock, botulinium...