So, my armpits have been through a lot lately. I seem to be allergic to "invisible" solid deodorant, and while in the olden days there was always 15,000 choices in the deodorant isle that DID leave white marks on little black dresses, now there are only one or two. I get impatient trying to stare them down. Also, I have bought into the possible Old Wives' Tale that it's giving us all breast cancer. So, a year or so ago I quit using deodorant altogether. "Gross!", you might say, and you might just be right. I can go days and days without stinking or sweating and then one day I'll be dripping and fainting over the smell. This is embarrassing when it happens. Especially when somebody comes in for a hug.
Anyways, I was lamenting about this the other day to my Fabulous friend "J" (I'm withholding her name in case this story embarrasses her more than it does me), and she mentioned that she has been using Distilled White Vinegar on a cotton ball in her armpit. No sweating. No stinking. So I tried it. AND IT WORKS. It seems so simple, and yet, it's pretty obvious. I have been using this stuff for years on my hardwood floors and adding a cup to my linens to get out the smell, and for an all-natural cleaning product. Why not as a deodorant? Anyways, it's a miracle. Give it a try!