II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Deoderant Dilema

I stood in the deoderant aisle at Wal-Mart for probably 10 minutes this morning sniffing and smelling, reading and studying the different kinds of deoderants. I ended up getting nothing.
I'm looking for THE deoderant. I want a solid that goes on clear. I want it to smell clean and fresh not musky and I certainly don't need my armpits to smell like a fresh picked orchard. I don't like gel or anything sticky and I'm not into shooting ice-cold areosol into my pits either. It has to have a good dose of anti-perspirant because as we all know, I'm no stranger to getting sweaty. I also want something that can keep up with my busy, active lifestyle so that when I finally crawl into bed at 11 pm and try to cozy up to my hubby, I don't suddenly realize that my deoderant stopped working a few hours earlier and I then have to keep my arms pinned to my sides for the rest of our cuddling. (very hard to seem intersted when you won't move your arms away from your body!)
So...what do you guys use or suggest? Right now I think I'm using some kind of Teen Spirit crap I bought for Brooklyn but she never uses it so I decided not to let it go to waste. However, it is of absolutely no use. I can smell myself before I even finish a single morning work out and on top of that, it has this sickly sweet smell that reminds me of something Hannah Montana would wear.
I did notice that all the big brands have come out with a "Clinical" strength deoderant now. At first I thought this was the answer to my problems....but then I realized that #1 they don't even claim to be more anti-perspiranty than the other kinds and #2 they don't smell hardly at all (maybe gentler to your skin though) and #3 (the big one) they cost nearly $8 each!! YIKES! Eight Bucks for a stick of deoderant is a bit steep for my wallet--unless I know it's absolutely amazngly awesome.
So, what kind do you guys get? please do tell..... :o)

9 comments:

Amy said...

I use Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials. It's a bit pricey ($7 at Walmart!!!) but works all day long for me. It says to put it on right before bed and it will last throughout the next day. I thought that was really weird at first but it really works. Sometimes I can find a coupon online and when I do I usually buy 2 or 3 (but only if it's a REALLY good coupon AND I can find a sale too.)
Hope that helps. :)

Kuckie said...

I use Tom's of Maine, and my fave is the Lemongrass or the Apricot. No artificial preservatives, coloring, or aluminum, either! And it goes on clear... :)

Teresa said...

I personally LOVE shooting ice cold areosol into my pits...sorry. LOL!!

Demi Eliese said...

Get anything with the words-CLINICAL STRENGTH!! I swear, that's stuff is miracle in a bottle. I tried the Dove-and it works good-but I noticed more white marks. My personal fave is Secret Clinical. You could go for days without re application if you had to.

Amos said...

Wish I could have the choice of deodarant. Last summer I suddenly became allergic to everything except Dove Sensitive Skin. It sure works though. Much better than the Degree and Secret stuff I used to use and caused me to break out in a rash.

KC said...

I use the Dove "Citrus" kind. It smells really CLEAN. It keeps me smelling clean all day, but I've noticed that sometimes I still sweat (when working, or working out). I may try the new clinical since I just found a coupon for it. I've never tried the clinical strength because of the price.

Knot said...

My wife loves the clinical strength. She says it's well worth it. She is a teacher in the Texas heat. I trust her endorsement.

Miss Got Wings said...

Lush makes all natural deoderant w/o aluminum. And Tom's of Maine is good too. There's Mitchum that is a clear solid, so there's not all that wetness from a gel, but that irritates my skin a little so I only use it when wearing something sleeveless. Not that this realates to your question, but I did read somewhere that you shjould apply deoderant before you go to bed instead of the next morning. Your body temp is lower at night and when you sleep, it absorbs better, and will work better for ya. Haven't tried it yet though. There's a lof of brands out there, as you've read, that offer clinical strength. My skin is so sensitive though, I have yet to try it. Good luck w/ this one. Let me know what you find!

Beverly said...

I love the secret clinical protection. It is awesome!