Monday, September 11, 2006

Aloe Vera As Deoderant

Hello Possums!

Remember the writer who wrote in with body odor issues?

I just discovered the strangest thing:
Aloe vera gel works as an anti-perspirant and deoderant for me.

Here's how I know.
I was getting very itchy armpits because of, I assume, a combination of shaving and using harsh chemical deody-o. A few days ago I wasn't going anywhere more strenuous than to the grocery store, so I showered and applied aloe vera gel to my armpits.

I noticed that evening that I was fresh as a derned daisy.

I tried it again the next day when I had more running around to do and again, no odor, no wetness. How strange!

Sunday was the big test: Homecoming Sunday, our big service of ingathering after a summer of intimate, lay led services. I again used nothing but aloe vera, and a liberal dose of powder all over my legs and torso to keep from dying under my preaching robe.

Once again, and I swear my sense of smell is quite acute, the aloe vera gel worked wonders! I got home after a huge morning and afternoon at church and was absolutely fine in the underarm department.

Could this be the end of my relationship with Mitchum?



Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

Nature is wonderful!

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, anything would be better for skin than Mitchum.

One tip for the hot summer days, which will come around again. After a shower, slather alcohol-based disinfectant on your feet. The alcohol evaporates very quickly, so it actually serves to dry feet between toes before you put on shoes. Disinfects. Sweet.

2:09 AM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I tried the aloe vera gel thing today, and it worked for me!

8:56 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

It's totally amazing! Me too! And I had a full, busy day!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Psalmist said...

I'm going to try this! Even though I've never had the irritation problem that some have, Mitchum's one of the most expensive AP/DO products. Aloe Vera gel is bound to be a whole lot less expensive! Bet it doesn't leave any white smears, either! Thanks, PB!

10:58 PM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

No white residue at all, psalmist. In fact, that is a big reason why I’m so happy to have learned this. Being brown skinned, the white flakies from even so-called “invisible” and “clear” APs still showed up under my arms. Annoying!!! Not so with aloe vera gel!

3:00 PM  

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