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Everything She Wants' Summer Deodorant Roundup

During the summer, I usually change up my deodorant/antiperspirant in the quest to find one that keeps me so fresh and so clean.

In June, I wrote about DeoDry, the Body Shop's new natural deodorant with volcanic mineral and essential oils. I gave it a try, along with a few others -- some tried-and-true and some new to me.  Here are the results:

DeoDry Dry-Effect Deodorant (Chilled & Breezy Stick): I love that this Body Shop deodorant doesn't contain aluminum salts and promises to provide 24-hour protection.  My verdict: The clean scent is nice, but because it's not an antiperspirant it definitely didn't keep me dry.  (B-)

Secret Sheer Mineral Solid (Citrus Bliss):  The splash of gold on the container is pretty and the "mineral" label sounds natural (but it contains aluminum). The tag line for Secret Sheer is "great protection doesn't have to be heavy. Let your skin breathe." My verdict: This deodorant/antiperspirant is supposed to keep you dry and reduce odor, but it didn't do either.  (C-)

Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof (All-Day Fresh Scent): This is usually my go-to deodorant/antiperspirant for excessive sweating and stinky pit control.  Secret's Clinical Strength formula contains skin-soothing conditioners and odor-fighting capsules. My verdict: It doesn't work as well as it used to, and the scent is a bit strong.  Next time I'll try another scent. (B)

Arm & Hammer Ultra Max Invisible Solid (Powder Fresh): Whenever Secret fails me, I switch to  Arm & Hammer.  It usually controls odor, but lately it hasn't been keeping me dry (something must be up with my hormones). And the white solid shows up on your clothes, so I switched to the the powder fresh invisible solid.  My verdict: The scent is a little strong, but it keeps me relatively dry. I also like the invisibility.  (B+)

Obviously I need some guidance.  Respond to this post and let me know your most effective deodorant/antiperspirant brand.

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