I cannot believe it worked!!!! Many of you know I have experimented with several natural deodorant recipes and natural products. As a woman with severe underarm odor living in the South, I strive to find a product that is safe, natural and really works all day. My 24 hour natural deodorant really only works for me for ~10 hours so I am always on the lookout for new things to try. Last week I read a newsletter from the People's Pharmacy stating that magnesium hydroxide, better know to us as milk of magnesia (yes the laxative) is an effective safe natural deodorant. They even sell it in a roll-on format. (http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/deodorant/)
Well, being the scientist/skeptic I am I had to conduct my own experiment. I bought some Phillips Milk of Magnesia (plain or peppermint) and rubbed ~1/2 teaspoon into my armpits instead of my normal Tom's of Maine deodorant. It disappeared into my skin well and left no clothing stains. At the end of each day for the past 3 days ( scientists love a minimum N=3), I kept waiting for my simple milk of magnesia (MOM) deodorant to stop working. After 3 days I am sold! I cannot believe it worked!!!!
After 3 days I am sold! I cannot believe it worked!!!!
I kept sniffing myself several times throughout the day. I just could not believe I had no armpit odor during this hot and humid week when all I used was MOM! Unlike using baking soda as a deodorant, there are no issues with sensitive skin or clothing stains. At this rate of use, I won't have to buy deodorant the rest of this year. Talk about money savings for a natural, safe and effective product.
Try your own experiment today with some Milk of Magnesia (MOM) and enjoy odor free arms all summer long! don't forget to share this great tidbit like I did for you. MOM means an odor-free summer in the South!