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Deodorant Shower Gel

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Most shower gels or soaps will leave you smelling like them for a while after you get out of the shower or bath, but this product would have the deodorant infused in it.
As to po's comment that you wash the gel off, maybe water could activate the deodorant's smell to, for want of a better word, cling to you.
kaz, Jun 04 2002

Anti-perspirant and breast cancer http://www.snopes2.com/toxins/breast.htm
There is no link; it appears to be an email hoax or misinformation. [pottedstu, Jun 05 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

University of Florida rebuttal http://www.cop.ufl.edu/vdis/ANTIPERS.HTM
There is no evidence of a link between anti-perspirant and cancer. [pottedstu, Jun 05 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Kaz, < br > without spacing.
blissmiss, the recipe is for water-based Manhattan Chower, not milk-based New England Chower.
thumbwax, Jun 04 2002

       once again my haste to get an idea typed up is shown up through its spelling errors.
kaz, Jun 04 2002

       How is this different from any of the currently available anti-perspirant soaps? Does it *have* to be a gel?
phoenix, Jun 04 2002

       cannot get past the fact that you wash off the gel. perhaps we could come up with an impregnated towel instead. nice to see you here again, kaz.
po, Jun 04 2002

       impregnated with anti-perspirant, silly blissmiss
po, Jun 04 2002

       I would never, ever put antiperspirant all over my body... That can't be healthy.   

       Sure, you'd smell like deodorant all day long, but your skin would fall off too.   

       Anti perspirant works by contracting your pores in some way, I don't remember how. But from what I remember, it does lead to cancer, eventually, some studies have shown. Maybe I'll contribute a link.   

       Anyways, I will proceed to toss one half of a fish carcass at this idea :)
Crazy Bastard, Jun 05 2002

       [phoenix]guess that I should have done a google search on this sort of thing.
[blissmiss] no it doesnt have to smell, as there are already many scent free anti perspirants out there.
[CrazyBastard] I would love to see a link to something that proves anti perspirant causes cancer, although the point about putting it all over your body is valid.
kaz, Jun 05 2002

       Use deodorizing crystals - they last *forever* and best results are achieved if they are moistened with plain 'ol water. Sweating is good for you - cools the body and all that - the funky smell comes from other peoples armpits - not mine (of course).
thumbwax, Jun 05 2002

       The "anti-perspirant causes (breast) cancer" story appears to be a myth, spread by an email forward of unknown provenance. As usual, these things have little or no relevance to the truth. According to the University of Florida Virtual Drug Information Service, "[a]n extensive literature search using MEDLINE revealed no scientific evidence that would substantiate this claim."   

       You could also check out the American Cancer Society's website at cancer.org, which apparently includes a more detailed rebuttal, but I couldn't get it to load properly.
pottedstu, Jun 05 2002

       Perspiration is not the problem, body odour is the problem, and they are not the same thing. If you wash properly with shower gel, or soap, or whatever you are accustomed to, you will remove the bacteria that have collected in that nice warm spot underneath your armpits. Then, all through the day as you perspire naturally, releasing sweat which carries with it toxins and salts and anything your body doesn't want, the sweat will have nothing to react with, and will create no odour other than its own imperceptible pheromone content. We like to use deodorant (and read the bottle properly - does it say "deodorant" or "anti-perspirant deodorant" - the former is just perfume) because we have become conditioned to artificial smells. Haven't you noticed that your cat likes you more when you are smelling natural than when you have coated yourself in Lynx or Sure or Impulse?
sappho, Jun 05 2002

       Sappho is right in general on the topic of body odour, but has made one error: sweat does not carry toxins or other unwanted chemicals from the body (see the links I posted on the non-dangers of anti-perspirants).
pottedstu, Jun 05 2002

       // sweat does not carry toxins or other unwanted chemicals from the body //   

       I remember hearing that sweating does release some toxins stored in the body's fat into the bloodstream. So a sauna is often a good way to help detox from drugs - it clears out the toxins, and gives you a (softer) hit at the same time.   

       Much of it then drifts out in urine, but I expect at least a small amount of that will be released via the sweat itself - not to mention tears, breath and everything else.
sadie, Jun 05 2002

       I was lead to beleive that one of the chemicals excreted by sweat was urea - same stuff as in our urine. I thought that this carried toxins (and smelt in its own right). I may have been wrong, biology was never my strong point.
yamahito, Jun 05 2002

       you are quite right, Mr Hito, Sir. so why my dog quite likes licking me is bizarre.
po, Jun 05 2002

       <innuendo>Just make sure you use smooth peanut butter, not the chunky stuff.</innuendo>
yamahito, Jun 05 2002

       ok, pottedstu has found where my professed authority on the subject of sweat had a weak point! I don't really know whether sweat carries any toxins or just salts, or neither. But I do note that your sweat can smell different according to what you've eaten, in reasonably extreme cases, so it must carry something other than just its own salts. More research needed..
sappho, Jun 05 2002

       So would everyone be happier if I called this idea "deodorant shower gel" changed it accordingly and proclaimed it baked?
kaz, Jun 05 2002

       Hm, well, if you make it stick somehow, and not be an anti-perspirant, then in that case I withdraw my carcass and toss you a croissant!
Crazy Bastard, Jun 06 2002


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