Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?

Questions, answers, tips & tricks for newbies and veterans alike
DrPeffer
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?

Post by DrPeffer » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:26 am

After forgetting my lesson from previous years over and over again, continuing to open up my kit on Tuesday morning to discover a thick shower-fresh-smelling goo carousing among my toothbrush et al, and finally remembering to ask before this year's Burn:

Anyone have experience with a type or brand of deodorant that doesn't melt on the Playa? I'm partial to the solid vs. aerosol, but will happily consider the latter if there are any good ones.

Could be that I usually keep it inside my tent, usually in a black bag. Hmmm: That does sound pretty stupid now that I mention it.

And please...Any hippies who might be reading: I don't wanna hear about it. Be free, be happy, and be smelly. As for me, (and I presume, my campmates), I will appreciate any insight to be found here. Thanks.

User avatar
Absolut Jeenyus
Posts: 389
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:01 pm
Location: San 4ranc15co
Contact:

Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:18 am

Use a gel... Ziplock it.
-AJ )'(

User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
Posts: 20203
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:23 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Location: Wild, Wild West
Contact:

Post by AntiM » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:33 am

Never had a problem... we use invisible dry solids; I use Suave or Lady Speedstick, Larry uses Ban or whatever we have a coupon for. Keep it in a "locker bag" next to the tent, in the shade. No melty-melty. But yeah, use a zip-baggie if you're having that problem.

User avatar
C.f.M.
Posts: 3610
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:28 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Stag Camp 810&D

Post by C.f.M. » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:16 am

Use one of the crystals or any variety of powders and pastes that are available.

Myliatronic
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 11:27 am
Location: Denver.CO.USA.Earth.
Contact:

Post by Myliatronic » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:08 am

any mineral salt deodorant. they work wonderfully and wont melt :) it comes in a spray or a crystal "stick"..any health food store will carry it :)

User avatar
Boijoy
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:51 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Metro Mart
Location: Metro Mart. 4:30 Plaza

Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:13 am

I've found Right Guard Solid to have the opposite problem.. it tends to dry up and not smear on at all.. arm pit rash is a BITCH on the playa.
don't forget to floss

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10315
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.

Post by unjonharley » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:34 am

walgreens, advanced shin therapy lotion.

then wash down with water and reapply to your pits.

rash repelent. use the lotion all over then water. pat dry if needed

a good sun screen will work just as well if your running in the buff..

corn starch around the testies for the bike peddlers.

User avatar
Boijoy
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:51 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Metro Mart
Location: Metro Mart. 4:30 Plaza

Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:00 am

:lol: corn strach around the testies !! :lol:

They would be like little " Corn Fritters" :lol:
don't forget to floss

AKAparttime
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:54 am
Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: some times Outpost Tokyo
Location: Kua Hawaii

Re: Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?

Post by AKAparttime » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:05 am

DrPeffer wrote:After forgetting my lesson from previous years over and over again, continuing to open up my kit on Tuesday morning to discover a thick shower-fresh-smelling goo carousing among my toothbrush et al, and finally remembering to ask before this year's Burn:

Anyone have experience with a type or brand of deodorant that doesn't melt on the Playa? I'm partial to the solid vs. aerosol, but will happily consider the latter if there are any good ones.

Could be that I usually keep it inside my tent, usually in a black bag. Hmmm: That does sound pretty stupid now that I mention it.

And please...Any hippies who might be reading: I don't wanna hear about it. Be free, be happy, and be smelly. As for me, (and I presume, my campmates), I will appreciate any insight to be found here. Thanks.
Patchouli......... ok I'll say it ...... Hippie

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40313
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:16 am

Never had a problem with Tom's of Maine.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
phil
Posts: 2936
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:10 pm
Location: Codgerville

Post by phil » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:46 am

I use aerosol and have for decades. Can't stand solids, as they schmear the hair in my pits, glue it together, and pull it out when I move my arms; however, solid is _much_ better then roll-ons.

Right Guard spray-on is your bet. You'll be happy with the results.

User avatar
Ugly Dougly
Posts: 17175
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Burning Since: 1996
Location: เชียงใหม่

Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:51 am

Deodorant.

Stand in the smoke of the Man. This is all that you need.

User avatar
Homiesinheaven
Posts: 444
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:22 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Post by Homiesinheaven » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:45 pm

i think your issue is not the brand but where you're keeping it. i had a stick of Old Spice that never melted. just kept it in a relatively cool area and away from direct sunlight. easy peasy.

Natasaurus
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:39 pm

Post by Natasaurus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:28 pm

Oh man, last year I had left a stick in the vehicle accidentaly and it made a huge mess!

I agree with others, than when placed in my tent's vestibule there was no issue.

User avatar
Ugly Dougly
Posts: 17175
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Burning Since: 1996
Location: เชียงใหม่

Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:32 pm

Image

User avatar
BitterDan
Posts: 1163
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:45 pm
Location: Moonshine Tavern - 9'oclock, bitch

Post by BitterDan » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:31 pm

I use men's speedstick. Never had a problem with it melting on the playa.

User avatar
dewnorth
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:42 am
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota USA

Melting OK?

Post by dewnorth » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:09 pm

If it melts but is still contained so it doesn't mess everything up, could you still apply it? Not as convenient as when it was solid though. Or keep it upright, and if it melts, it will stay in it's applicator and solidify over the cooler night?

Anybody have any idea if what I'm guessing would work?

Having said that, I'm trying a roll-on. And some alcohol in baby wipes to try to kill all the stinky bacteria at least for 10 minutes. Die you little stinky critters!

User avatar
dewnorth
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:42 am
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota USA

Melting OK?

Post by dewnorth » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:10 pm

If it melts but is still contained so it doesn't mess everything up, could you still apply it? Not as convenient as when it was solid though. Or keep it upright, and if it melts, it will stay in it's applicator and solidify over the cooler night?

Anybody have any idea if what I'm guessing would work?

Having said that, I'm trying a roll-on. And some alcohol in baby wipes to try to kill all the stinky bacteria at least for 10 minutes. Die you little stinky critters!

Playa Tom
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:37 pm
Location: susanville, Nataqua Territory

Post by Playa Tom » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:00 am

Try a roll on or keep your stuff in a cooler, you won't need ice, just the insulation.

User avatar
flatlander13
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 11:53 am

Post by flatlander13 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:42 am

You guys actually wear deodorant at Burning Man? Why? You need to smell baby butt fresh?

User avatar
The Bee
Posts: 123
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:56 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Location: Santa Barbara and Boulder Creek, CA

Post by The Bee » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:53 pm

Eat lots of garlic. Then you smell like garlic instead of gross body odor. Garlic doesn't melt.

Thecatman
Posts: 3045
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:47 pm
Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: alone
Location: Carson City. About 125 miles south of BRC

Post by Thecatman » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:17 pm

Baking soda!

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6748
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Post by Bob » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:18 pm

Image
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40313
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:33 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Never had a problem with Tom's of Maine.
What are you, some sort of goddamned hippie? Well, hippie, get over yourself. Just buy aluminum deodarent like the rest of us. Remember, that aluminum in your system negates the need for a tin foil hat.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6748
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Post by Bob » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:14 pm

It's 8% of the earth's crust. Bask in it.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
oneeyeddick
Posts: 5592
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:08 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Location: Probably in your pants

Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:02 pm

Just for the record, do not apply deoderant to your forehead.

The reduction of sweat is greatly outweighed by the burning of your eyes when it does start to drip.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

User avatar
lexann77
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:30 pm
Location: El Cerrito, CA

Post by lexann77 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:39 am

why why oh why would you bother with deoderant???

That makes about as much sense as wearing deoderant or make up to bikram yoga. Your gonna sweat. Its good for you! Its your bodies natural air conditioning.

User avatar
Da Mule
Posts: 732
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:20 am
Location: you're sitting on it

Post by Da Mule » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:29 pm

lexann77 wrote:why why oh why would you bother with deoderant???

That makes about as much sense as wearing deoderant or make up to bikram yoga. Your gonna sweat. Its good for you! Its your bodies natural air conditioning.
Isn't deodorant something different altogether from anti-perspirant?

User avatar
oneeyeddick
Posts: 5592
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:08 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Location: Probably in your pants

Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:30 pm

Yeah...anti-perspirant is what I meant.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

User avatar
Elderberry
Moderator
Posts: 14710
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe
Location: Palm Springs
Contact:

Post by Elderberry » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:23 pm

Myliatronic wrote:any mineral salt deodorant. they work wonderfully and wont melt :) it comes in a spray or a crystal "stick"..any health food store will carry it :)
Even comes in a Roll On. I don't like the salt stick, it just doesn't seem to apply all that well, but the rollon is great. I imagine that the spray works well too, but I haven't been able to find the spray with no fragrance.

JK
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me

Post Reply

Return to “Q & A Tips and Tricks”