Spray deodorant and wine on airplanes...

Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:05 AM
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After a hard day at work, I read the title of this post and imagined that you meant spraying the deoderant and wine around inside the airplane! I envisioned people squirting one another with red wine and Right Guard
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Spraying red wine and Right Guard...hmmmm, I was just sitting here trying to come up with something fun for the weekend, and now there it is! Thanks..."

I have never failed to pack a big can of spray disinfectant when I travel...it's never been an issue.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:45 AM
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I'm only asking (actually I'm begging you) PLEASE don't spray yourself with cologne, antiperspirants, deodorant or use strong smelling face or body lotions while on the plane. Some people are very sensitive to smells and we are held captive in our seats next to you.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:52 PM
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So, DiAblo, what is this about a disinfectant?

Deodorants are really one of the stupidest consumer products you can buy. Body odor is caused by the microbes that feed on your body oils and sweat. Deodorants just flavor up the smell. You are still stinking but the odor in the deodorant is stronger and sweeter. The key is to kill the microbes. The answer is 91% isopropanol, "rubbing alcohol." It will do the job. Apply about every 3 or 4 days in warm climates.

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hopscotch, no offense but your knowledge of what an antiperspirant deodorant does is way off base.
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Does wine work as a personal deoderant?

VS :-"
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:18 PM
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yes, when you spill it on yourself
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:27 PM
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Try tea tree oil. It even keeps mossies at bay.
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Which base are you on? I do it and it works.

Wine might work but I would rather drink it.

What are mossies?
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:51 PM
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I was referring to your comment that indicates deodorant is nothing but a perfume to cover up or give off odor. A decent antiperspirant is a lot better than plain isopryl alcohol which is also a main ingredient of deodorants. In addition anti-perspirants have various compounds which will literally prevent you from sweating, not just kill the microbes that are already there.

I also know many French who shower only once a week and don't use any deodorant. They say they are fine, but I don't like sitting downwind of them. I once asked a Paris hotel clerk for more towels, and he said something like "oh, yes, we sometimes forget you Americans have an obsession about taking a shower every day". Meanwhile I had to back off about 10 steps from him.

Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:10 PM
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Try Mitchum roll on.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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birthdaygirl, just out of curiousity, how did you handle the dual deodorant delimma on your LAST trip abroad?
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Mar 24th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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Well, here is the deal. When I eat foods that are more thermogenic (ie they cause by core body temperature to rise due to the digestion process) I tend to sweat more. This is very normal I have read.

I didn't have this issue when I went on my last trip--but after traveling from 9am-1pm the following day (give or take 8 hour time difference), I really didn't feel too fresh. But I had a coat on, and that helped to mask my dilemma.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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OK, there is a differnece between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. I was just in the market and read labels from many of the scores of products.

It appears that the main difference is that antiperspirants contain an "active ingredient" with the name *aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex*. Wow! AZT must be good for you.

My personal belief in human body maintenance is don't fix it if it ain't broke. Keep it oiled and it will keep running. And don't mess around with Mother Nature. If your body wants to perspire -- let it. There is a biological reason for perspiration so don't thwart it.

There is another interesting fact about aluminum. It is the denominator in Alzheimer's disease. An increased level of aluminum is seen in the brains of Alzeheimer's patients who have died.

As for the deodorants which do not have AZT, they claim only odor control. They contain a batch of chemicals, and heaven only knows if they are good for you. Most of te deodorants also have an odorant to make you smell nice.

Bah on all this stuff. Ispropanol, IPA, does the same thing except it doesn't make you smell like a flower. If you don't like to use IPA then use vodka. That is ethyl alcohol. It does the same job as IPA but costs more because it is taxed as a beverage. Vodka is also an excellent antiseptic if you get a cut or scratch. IPA is much cheaper than any deodorant, and common vodka is also cheaper.

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Mar 25th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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So what about those 'crystals'?

p.s. if anyone sprays 'fragrance' around me, I'll be bumping into their seatback about every 5 minutes, and possibly using my little paper sack a few times, and very loudly.
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Mar 25th, 2006, 06:00 PM
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The crystals work well with no perfume odor. You have to wet down the crystal to activate it and fully cover the armpit with the wet crystal "juice". If you miss even a tiny spot, bacteria grows there and you will smell like Camembert. So...no perfume, no body odor if used correctly, but a little less convenient than a spray or stick. My DH hates the smell of all deodorants and swears by the crystal.

But...on airplanes, please, no sickly sweet strong perfume. That is by far the worst thing to be enclosed with for hours.
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Mar 25th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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I'm not sure why I read this post, but I assumed it would have something to do with the use of spray deodorants INTERFERING with one's enjoyment of a fine wine! (I love wine, but I like to smell it, not other smells--of course including B.O.,) so there is no good answer for this!!!
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Mar 25th, 2006, 07:42 PM
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This OP has asked some of the oddest, most personal questions ever posed on a public message board. I'm waiting for a revival of the disposable underwear thread . . .
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Mar 25th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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Thank you!

I am known for asking the questions that others will not.

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Mar 26th, 2006, 03:51 AM
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At the risk of being ridiculous in commenting on how deodorants work, aluminum has NOTHING to do with Alzheimer's disease-=-has long been disproven.
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