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    Aug 26, 2015, 09:21 AM
    Is zinc oxide used as a deodorant
    I read that you can use zinc oxide from the drug store as a deodorant. In your opinion, is it safe to use on a daily basic. I wasn't sure how healthy zinc oxide is.

    I was looking for a something similar to a homemade deodorant but without baking soda and cornstarch.

    Any tips will be appreciated.
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    Aug 26, 2015, 09:47 AM
    What you need to worry about is the aluminum in deodorants.

    What's wrong zinc? It helps kill the stink. Some people say lemon juice works. But I live in Florida and play too many sports. I need a manly deodorant.
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    Aug 26, 2015, 11:40 AM
    As far as I know, zinc oxide completely covers your sweat glands, and that's about it.
    People who work outside put it on their noses. The best UV block there is - 100%.
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    Aug 26, 2015, 05:51 PM
    It is sometimes used when mixed with other items for this. I would not use it alone for this. Also deodorant and antiperspirant are two different things, one contains a nice odor to help one smell better, the other merely helps stop the sweating.

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