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With deodorants I tend to purchase the one which is on the best offer at the time, this way I do try out a range of different deodorants which I don't mind as long as I stay fresh throughout the day. I recently purchased a mum deodorant roll-on in Fresh Pink as this was at a bargain price of approximately 60p.
This is a 50ml bottle and the bottle is in fact glass with a nice bright pink lid. The design of the bottle is attractive and the glass helps make it look like quite a classy product. As it is glass this means that you can see how much is left of the creamy white deodorant which I think is useful. The information on the bottle shows that this is 0% alcohol and is dermatologically tested. This is an anti-perspirant deodorant which has a nice slightly sweet smell and is for 24 hour protection. The product also advises that it has an 'anti-sting formulation' and details the ingredients. Like most roll-ons the lid is screw top and beneath this is a roll ball to apply the deodorant.
The product applies easily and feels like a thick consistency once applied. This usually takes a few minutes to dry thoroughly so that it no longer has that sticky feeling. This product has worked well for me and I've been happy with just the one application. However due to the weight of the glass bottle I would not want to carry it around with me for a top-up.
I am very happy with the quality of this product but will continue to shop for the best priced deoderant when I need a new one. If Mum is on offer again I will be very pleased and stock up on a few of these.
Mum is an alcohol free roll on deodorant.
It comes in a glass jar where you can see the liquid through it, with a plastic roller ball and a plastic screw top lid. The bottle is nicely presented and looks quite posh...
Mum is said to last for 24 hours but this obviously depends on what you do! You are supposed to have complete confidence and I have been using this for a few moths now and I still do not think that I have.
It is refreshing and quite thick but it is effective and stops odour. It gives us that little bit of extra freedom and with the anti sting formula, it is great when you have just shaved your arm pits!!
I bought this quite a while ago and it was on offer for £1.00 for Tesco, now the offer has finished, I think it is no more than £2.00.
I use this quite often because it comes in handy with a small bottle, it smells nice, it actually works even though I reapplied it throughout the day and it was not a bad price.
The only problem i that it can get a little sticky which frustrates me!
4/5 From me.
Like pretty much everyone I wear deodorant - it's not pleasant not to!
We all perspire and it can smell horrible so I use deodorant every day to keep BO at bay!
One of the roll on deodorants I have tried is 'Mum' which has been around for many years and can usually found on offer. I actually bought my 50 ml bottle from Poundland recently.
The bottle is recyclable glass with a bright pink lid to offset the name of this 'Classic Care fresh Pink' variety...
Advertised as a 24 hour roll-on deodorant with no alcohol it in, this product's design is to roll on under the arms with a big plastic roller ball that gets coated with this quite runny white solution in it.
I prefer to use an anti perspirant as well as a deodorant and this Mum classic care contains both - this means its been formulated to help stop sweating through pores as well as deodorising any bodily smell...
This solution does contain alcohol either, and has an anti-sting formulation for if you have just shaved your arm pits as well as being dermatologically tested to make sure it is gentle on delicate skin areas.
The Fresh Pink smell is really lovely, like a talc fragranced with roses!
As well as roll-ons work the major downside is the length of time you have to wait until they dry - usually with your arms in the air, lol!
It feels really slimy when applying and takes a good minute or two to set or dry which is annoying if you are in a rush to get ready to go out. The smell is really strong but pleasant with it and that's important in using a body care product like this.
To be honest I prefer spray on types as they dry almost instantly but this is a very effective brand if you prefer a non- aerosol kind of container.
Mum is very effective and you can get away with using only one application if needs be although it is only a small container if you wanted to carry it around in your handbag...
Four stars, one deducted for the drying time but really good apart from that :)
I have to be honest it is so long since I have last seen a Mum roll on on the supermarket shelves that I was more than surprised to see it on offer in Sainsburys.
The Mum Roll On was on offer at such a good price ( 57p) that I could not resist buying one for old times sake.
I have been using a Sanex roll-on, that was on a special offer in Wilkinson's and I will readily admit that it is one of the best roll-on deodorants that I have ever used and it smells wonderful.
I chose the Mum Sensitive Care roll-on. The 50ml roll-on is well presented, it comes in a clear glass bottle that I would think can easily be recycled. The label and the plastic cap are in a pretty shade of pale apple green and the bottle is well shaped for easy hold.
I must admit that I prefer a plastic bottle, plastic bottles are lighter, they are safer if children pick them up and they are less likely to cause any damage if they fall into a china sink or a washbasin. If this Mum Roll on slipped into the bath or sink you may end up with a chip out of the porcelain.
This is the normal run of the mill roll-on, the liquid is released via a roller ball situated at the top of the bottle.
This sensitive care Mum contains Jojoba, Calendula and Aloe Vera and promises to care for delicate skin without any sting.
Mum anti-antiperspirant contains no alcohol and it is designed to offer 24 hour protection.
The roller ball is a tight fit, this ensures that you only get a light coating of liquid to flow from the bottle. If you want to be lavish with the anti-antiperspirant then you will have to work overtime and make that roller ball work hard.
The Mum anti-antiperspirant has a pleasant smell that is soft and gentle, I find it hard to single out one particular fragrance and can only describe it as a mild fragrance.
As the light creamy anti-perspirant starts to dry the smell starts to fade and I feel that this roll-on could easily be used as a unisex product.
The anti-perspirant only takes a few seconds to dry but as it dries it starts to feel slightly sticky. This stickiness soon starts to fade away as the anti-perspirant dries completely.
Once the cream is fully dry you cannot feel it on your skin but if you touch the area of skin then you are able to detect that it has been applied.
That statement sounds a bit contradictory but that is exactly how it feels.
I will use my Mum Roll-on and enjoy it but I do prefer some of the anti-perspirants that have a stronger fragrance. The Mum roll-on is effective and the name Mum has always been well respected.
Though the creamy liquid may only carry the lightest of perfumes it is strong enough to cope well with day to day perspiration. I consider myself lucky, I do not perspire heavily and Mum is able to keep that perspiration at bay.
I know that there used to be many variations of Mum roll-on on the market, I have taken a look on the Internet and I have managed to come up with Mum Unfragranced, Mum Roll-on Pink and Mum active Clear.
I have also found out courtesy of Wikepedia that Mum deodorant was in fact the first commercial product of its type to appear on the market.
Mum Anti Perspirant Deodrant is a roll-on anti perspirant deodrant, as the name suggests! It comes in several different scents, Fresh Pink, Blue or a 'Sports' variety, as well as unscented which is the one with the grey lid.
The unscented variety is the one I always use, just because I find that the perfumed ones, when 'challenged' tend to develop on my skin into a smell that I don't really like so much - although I always like the way they smell when in the bottles (obviously I must have strange body chemistry, lol).
I have previously tried both the pink and the blue, and they are both nice and fresh smelling in the bottle, and they certainly do the job of preventing sweating under the arms. However, as I said, I prefer the unscented: as the name suggests, it is totally unperfumed and there is no smell at all , not even a 'chemical ' type smell, even when it heats up.
The grey-lidded bottle is made of glass, so I guess it could be recycled if you could be bothered to dismantle it after use. The lid is plastic, and the label is quite simple and just states the name and the facts in black and white.
I usually buy mine from either Boots or Tesco, however they are available at all chemists and supermarkets, for around 80 pence.
I like the fact that it's a roll-on because I find that, having tried sprays, they just get up my nose and make my eyes water! The roll-on ball is sufficiently big enough to cover the underarm area very quickly, and never gets stuck like others I have tried.
I can also use Mum immediately after shaving the underarms, and it has never stung or caused a rash.
As I am always in a rush in the mornings, it's important that I can get dressed straight after applying it: again, Mum does this job, no problem. I always put my clothes straight on while it's still wet, and I have never had a problem with staining or white marks.
Testing the effectiveness of the anti-perspirant: I am currently on a health kick, walking for at least an hour and a half each day, plus on top of that I visit the gym later on in the evening most days, so I feel this is a good test.
The verdict is that the Mum deodrant has never let me down: I haven't suffered from wet patches under the arms or bad smells either, fantastic.
I've been using MUM for years now, and I find it the most reliable anti perspirant on the market. I use the Fresh Pink which is a lovely subtle fragrance. It's a roll on deodrant that does take a little while to dry and if you're wearing black be careful how you put your clothes on as it can leave white marksif it's not completely dry. To be honest though, I'm prepared to wait a little onger until it's dry and be confident I have a good product on that will keep me fresh all day than have one that claims it will dry instantly and not leave marks, as I've found these type of products can fall down on performance. The only thing I will say against MUM is that they used to use plastic bottles, and now use glass. I understand the glass is recyclabl,e but you cannot remove the plastic roll on part from the top ,so you have to throw the empty bottle in normal rubbish anyway. Also, it's makes it so much heavier and more dangerous to carry, as I often carry mine around in my swimming bag.
Mum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant...
This is a good roll-on deodorant in cool blue that has a nice smell to it. The smell is no where near strong and overpowering, unlike competitors in the deodorant market such as Impulse, which I have tried recently. It's a lovely pure smell, which reminds me of scented talcum power or some sort of nice aroma! If you stick you nose near it and inhale it, you probably won't get a headache, which is quite uncommon for most deodorants.
The way Mum is presented is simplistic and traditional, with a smooth and slender bottle (or whatever it is called). This deodorant is friendly, and it does not irritate the skin. My skin is particularly sensitive to strongly perfumed products, but this is great and doesn't make me itchy.
Mum seems to work effectively for me, it masks odours and stops too much sweating and smelling...It's also a cheap item, which is good also.
Overall, it is a perfectly fine all round product that works ok and does not make you feel ill if you shniff it...
Thanks for reading.
I had been using Secret deodorant since it came out and loved it but alas, it had to go and be discontinued didn't it? I have trawled round all the old chemists trying to find any that might be left for sale in this whole country but no. I had to accept it, there were none left and I needed to find a replacement. I even tried e-mailing Procter and Gamble who make Secret deodorant as I looked on the website and they have loads of nice variations in America. But they said they had stopped selling it in the UK. :0( They recommended me to use Mum deodorant instead as that is also manufactured by them. I wasn't really impressed with that as an alternative. Secret was creams and sticks and all Mum do is a roll-on. But as I went in my local Superdrug and they had twin packs of them for £1.30 I thought I'd give it a go. I hadn't used Mum for a long time. It was the first deodorant I had ever used, i remember getting the Cool Blue one when I was about 11. When I tested the fragrance I was taken straight back to my school days! I used to like the Pastel Pink Secret fragrance so i opted to get the Mum Fresh Pink as that was nearest to the fragrance. Mum is available in a roll on formula (50ml) with the following variants:- Cool Blue (with blue lid), Fresh Pink (with pink lid), Sunburst (with yellow lid), Unfragranced (with grey lid), Peach (with peach lid) and Ocean Breeze (with green lid). It also used to be available in an aerosol but i think these have been discontinued now. Mum is alcohol free which is good in that it doesn't cause stinging after shaving. However, the lack of alcohol also means it doesn't dry very quickly. As with most anti-perspirant deodorants, its active ingredient is Aluminium Chlorohydrate which has been caught up in a lot of rubbish stories and scaremongering that it can cause breast cancer. This has not been proved at all. Mum claims to have 24 hour protection. I woul
dn't agree with this. I have just finished a days work and although it has kept me dry, I am a little stinky if I smell my pits! (SORRY!)The fragrances are all lovely - light and delicate as the packaging states but in my opinion don't give a showerfresh feeling that lasts all day. Sorry, Procter and Gamble but I just want Secret deodorant back!
Mum has been a familiar and trusted name on the chemist shelves for many years. It seems a safe brand name, it sounds reliable. Let’s face it, Bristol-Myers Co. Ltd. had a pretty safe bet calling a deodorant Mum. This is a word, which brings a smile to most women’s faces as they think of their own mother or the name their own kids call them. Well, it does to me anyway, which is why it is a brand I often return to, when I am looking for something to buy. Admittedly, I can’t see hardened macho tattooed bikers buying this stuff – or indeed any blokes – but it sounds like a shrewd business decision to me and one that has presumably made the company a lot of money over the years. So when I was looking for a deodorant to buy at my local chemists a couple of months ago, Mum was a name that I noticed straight away. It was also cheap, selling for around 60p, which is always an essential component in deciding whether I buy it. Shop around though, as it can cost up to £1.10! The final selling point, which got me hooked completely, was the fragrance – fresh peach. I love fruity smells and this one sounded gorgeous. The cap was a rather attractive shade of orange too. It had to be mine. I must have had this bottle a good two or three months now and it’s only just running out, which is why I thought I’d better write about it. I use it twice daily most of the time, so you certainly get your money’s worth with a 50ml bottle. The packaging offers 24-hour protection, but personally, I like to ensure I don’t smell sweaty at all, so I haven’t tried the full day’s test. However, I have been happy with its longevity and effectiveness and thankfully, I haven’t noticed any pongy whiffs emanating from my armpits. This particular Mum is an anti-perspirant roll on. Whether you choose anti-perspirants or not and whether you prefer a roll on, spray or stick is an individual choice.
I tend to avoid aerosols in case they bring on an asthma attack, but otherwise I chop and change. This Mum contains no alcohol, if you are allergic to that too. The writing on the back warns you not to use it on sore or broken skin, but also boasts of its ‘gentle, non-sting formulation’. These two statements sound rather contradictory to me, but from my experience, the deodorant has never stung, although I am very careful if I have to apply it after shaving. It didn’t seem as gentle on shaved armpits as the Avon On Duty cream stick I use sometimes, but the Mum was certainly bearable. I do find roll ons can be a bit sticky when you use them, so your armpits feel a bit wet for a few seconds after applying. This is the same, but it is only a minor inconvenience, not a big problem. The peach fragrance is subtle, although recognisable. If you know what it is, you can smell it, but you’re not going to walk into a room and find everyone turns towards you sniffing loudly and asking ‘Peaches?!’ Personally, I would prefer something slightly stronger (such as the Original Source lemon deodorant, where the smell is quite obvious), but this certainly won’t have any conflicts with your perfume, the peach will happily blend into the background like the traditional wallflower at the office party. You can buy Mum deodorant in several different fragrances including the usual floral versions, sporty ones and unscented. So to sum up… ADVANTAGES Nice smell, with other fragrances available Cheap Lasts well Attractive packaging Small, light, handbag-friendly sized bottle Reliable brand name Easily available Roller ball moves easily DISADVANTAGES Slightly sticky after applying Peach smell could be stronger Not quite as gentle on shaved armpits as Avon’s version OVERALL I will be buying this again, but will sti
ll try out other brands. It is a good product and very good value for money, but not perfect enough for me to pledge my exclusive loyalty to.
"Horses sweat, gentlemen perspire and ladies glow. " This slightly pretentious expression was used to describe the delicate matter of underarm perspiration. There was nothing delicate about the pongs which rose on a summer day from the gentlemen who considered it sissy to use deodorants until the early 60's or thereabouts. I know, because I was there. Could this be why it was considered discourteous for said gentlemen to remove their jackets in polite company? Prior to 1888, what with Friday night baths, no showers and several layers of clothes, I wonder if the present day citizen could have stood the natural essences which would have been evident to the fastidious nose midway through a coming out ball. It was during 1888 that an unknown inventor produced the very first deodorant in the form of a cream and called it Mum. It was not until the 1940's that, on the principle of the newly invented ball-point pen, the first roll-on anti-perspirant was developed, and later in 1952 marketed under the name Ban roll-on. Later, during the 60's and 70's a newly affluent society offered a ready customer base for a plethora of anti-sweat products glammed up with perfume. Impulse remains one of the most successful ever. However, through all the years of innovation, including sprays, creams and heady new perfumes, Mum has stood the test of time. It just goes on and on and still has it's place prominently on supermarket and chemist shelves. I know this because I have used it for over 40 years, only breaking the pattern when the shelf was empty. I also know that it still sells well, as there are often few left to choose from. I have heard that one's body can become used to a product such this but mine hasn't. From the early days Mum has given 24 hour protection, doesn't sting after shaving and contains no alcohol. When new antiperspirants hit advertising space heralding a non-sting version, t
hey were not to admit that we had used one for yonks with this property. Then yet another company stated that their's was safely unperfumed either for sensitive skin or so that there would be no clash with other scents; without of course letting on that Mum had an unperfumed roll-on among it's 7 fragrances. Whatever emphasis on a product was used in advertising, good old Mum had got there first without the fanfare. Mum comes in an unfussy plastic bottle 5" tall and 1 1/2" wide, with the back and front inset for grip. The shape is quite stylishly unassuming and the cap fits flush to the body. I suppose the word phallic comes to mind to describe it, if only at a quick glance. Keep your comments clean please! Mine, the unperfumed version, is white with a grey cap. Others are coloured according to the scent within. These include Sunburst with a a citrusy fragrance and another is Peach. Among other light fragrances are Pink, Blue and Aqua. Mum also produces a Cool and a Classic range for men. So why have I stayed loyal to Mum all these years? Simply because I like it and it has never let me down. I buy the 50ml size for £1.19, although prices can vary a little and offers are available fairly often The water-clear liquid, which is picked up easily by the ball set in the top, is free-flowing without being runny and leaves no marks to be transferred to clothes. It rolls on easily with a pleasant cool feeling, and a momentary slight stickiness dissipates so quickly that I have forgotten that I have applied it by the time I dress. Above all, I can forget that I am wearing it. However hot the day or strenuous the exercise, I may have sweat running into my eyes, but my underarms are dry and comfortable and my clothes unstained. Mum is an old friend that doesn't mind being taken for granted. It has seen me safely through the frenetic years of all-night rock and roll parties, the early discos and mad
dashes across country on horseback - when a sudden loss of nerve brought sweat to my brow. Added to it's reliability, my Mum has never at any time been the cause of a rash or dryness of my skin. So eat your hearts out you ever - new and sexily scented underarm pamperers. Long after you are gone, my Mum will be sitting beside my toothpaste.
As you will know if you read my opinions on a regular basis (and if you don't - why not?) I am a faithful fan of Dove deodorant, but the one that I am currently using is almost empty. When I went into Asda today I went to look at the deodorants and saw that they had a Mum Roll On Deodorant for just 58p. As I am trying hard to be economical at the moment due to our impending house move I decided to try it for a change, as it was so cheaply priced. The variety that I chose is the Mum Fresh Pink Anti Perspirant Deodorant with 24-hour protection, and it smells lovely. It comes in an easy to hold plastic container with a bright pink screw cap. There are many other fragrances available in Mum Roll On, each of which is signified by a different coloured lid. As the term roll on deodorant implies you just roll the liquid under your armpits and allow it to dry for a minute or two before putting on your clothes, so that you don't get any white marks or sticky residue on your posh frock! The roller ball in the top of the deodorant container is a decent size and moves freely so it's dead easy to use and more importantly it works. You will feel and smell fresh all day, just like it says on the container. The instructions on the label advise against using this deodorant on 'sore or broken skin'. I wouldn't use it after shaving either as it isn't a specifically 'sting free' formula. Just in case you're interested the ingredients of this deodorant are: Aqua Aluminium chlorohydrate PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Steareth-2 Steareth-20 Parfum And it is made by: Proctor and Gamble Weybridge Surrey KT13 0XP Of course the other big advantage to a roll on deodorant is that there are no CFC gases to escape and damage the ozone layer. So now I smell clean and fresh for a low price and I am not harming the planet. What could be better
MUM deodorant has been around since, well time began...for me anyway! Seriously though, as a little girl I remember my mum using this deodorant for years, it was her favorite. Packaging --------- Well the bottle is nothing amazing, it is slightly old-fashioned, with the lid co-ordinating with whatever fragrance you have bought. For example, cool blue - yes you've guessed it, has a blue lid! There is something comforting abut the familiar logo and packaging of MUM, I suppose a recognition from childhood. The shape of the bottle is slim and very easy to hold, well designed for using. What does claim to do? ---------------------- MUM - I think it stands for 'Morning until Midnight' or at least it used to. This is an anti-perspirant deodorant, so the deodorant helps you smell yum, whilst the anti-perspirant stops the sweat. There is no alcohol in MUM, quite a bonus I feel, as when you sweat a lot, the alcohol in deodorants can smell funny. It claims to keep you showerfresh all day, with an invisible bodyguard, a light fragrance and a gentle, non-sting formulation. Does it do any of the above? ---------------------------- Well yes, I think it does. As a person who sweats quite a lot, and has hot flushes (yes, hot flushes - I'm only 21!) I have found MUM to be really effective. It helps to stop the sweat and lasts all day long (well, as the slogan goes - morning until midnight!). I used MUM the other day for a long hard shopping trip and it really was effective, that for me is the ultimate sweat test, hot sticky shops - and it was a very warm day in Glasgow on Monday (bizarre I know, not that it lasted!) And MUM did keep me 'shower fresh' as it claimed. The deodorant or smelly part of MUM is very pleasant and yes, is light without being overpowering. I don't know all the variations, but I have tried- Cool Blue- nice, light girly smell, fresh and non-invasive. Non-perfumed- no sm
ell at all, can be used by blokes. Sheer Pleasure-heavier smell than cool blue, more perfumed but still non-invasive. There are other fragrances, but I'm not sure what they are and have not tried them. It really is a good quality deodorant, it also doesn't sting after shaving your armpits, a big bonus. The size of MUM is 50ml, and I find that this lasts quite a while, a couple of months at least, so this is a bargain, as it only costs around £1. Are there any negatives? ------------------------ Well yes there is one famous negative - drying time. MUM is a liquid deodorant applied with a rollerball. It does dry within a couple of minutes unless you put too much on, when it can take three or four minutes. Not so good when you are in a hurry. But it really does depend on how much you use, I use a few 'turns' of the rollerball, others may only use one or two. I think that drying time for deodorants is the most 'famous' complaint - it can be annoying, waving your hands about in the air! Would I use this product again? ------------------------------- I would use MUM again, it's a bargain product and an old favourite. I like to alternate my deodorants, my favourite being Dove until I remembered MUM and started using it again. One very positive factor about MUM is that it never leaves those irritating white marks at all, wonderful especially when changing outfits half-way throught the day or trying on clothes in shops. I've just realised why this deodorant is called MUM, it is very reliable, (cliche, I know!) so this week I've gone all nostalgic, and chosen to stick with my MUM!
Mum Fresh Peach Invisible Bodyguard Anti-Perspirant Deodorant This was the first deodorant I ever used; it was given to me by my mum of course, but not with this lovely fresh peach smell. I can't remember what the actual fragrance was except that the bottle was pink and it was cheap and it did the job it was intended for. So it was Mum for me until I started earning my own money and could choose for myself. I've tried other brands as well, Sure, Soft and Gentle, Dove (my favourite) Right Guard etc and all of them are very good indeed. I settled with Dove and forgot about my best friend Mum, completely ignoring her as I passed her by in the Supermarket, I left her on the shelf, poor old Mum! Then a while ago I was shopping at Halfpriceorless and came across it once again. I was running low on my usual previously mentioned brand and wouldn't be making the monthly pilgrimage to Inverness for another couple of weeks, so I decided to try it and see if it had changed at all. At 59p for 50ml it was even more tempting and you know what I'm like for a bargain! So as I was saying, the fragrance of this one is Fresh Peach, and as it was the only one they had, it had to be that or nothing so I bought it. The smell reminds me of an Avon Pretty Peach bubble bath and talc set I had once for Christmas when I was little, really girly and fresh.Anyway it's not a strong overpowering peach fragrance, it's very light and lovely. By the way it's a roll - on deodorant in case I haven't mentioned it before and unlike some, it dries very quickly indeed so you won't have to wait very long for it to dry before you can get dressed in the mornings or whenever you use it. It's not sticky at all, doesn't sting as long as you don't use it on sore or broken skin and it keeps that fresh fragrance the whole daylong. Ingredients Aqua (why don't they
just write water?) Aluminium chlorohydrate, PPG-15, Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Parfum. It doesn't contain any alcohol apparently. So has it changed? Well yes in my opinion it has, for the better I might add. It's a lot lighter and so as I said it dries very quickly. Years ago it was quite thick, took an age to dry and had a bit of an icky, sticky feel to it, so it has improved a great deal. The price is very good too. I know I only paid half price for it, but even at the full price which would be round about £1.18 it's still very reasonable compared with all the others on the market today. So will I buy it again? Of course I will, it's a bargain and after all, "a girl's best friend is her Mum!"
Over the years there are not many deodorants that I have not tried at some point. Many leave your clothes stained with white powder marks or have a smell so overpowering it is pointless wearing perfume. That is why I always return to my faithful Mum. Mum deodorant come in easy to hold 50ml plastic containers with a lid that screws off easily. So what I hear you say but for a disabled person this is essential. There are several different types, which you can recognise from the brightly coloured lids. My favourite is the bright blue lid of the Mum sport, which has an invigorating fresh smell. Mum is easy to apply by rolling the large easy glide ball two or three times under the clean armpits and you can be relaxed in the knowledge that this will keep you odour free all day. As the sign on the container says 24 hour protection. It is advisable not to use this on broken skin and you are always best not to apply straight away after shaving even though this is a gentle deodorant that is non-sting formulated. Contents are > Aqua Aluminum chlorohydrate PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Steareth-2 Steareth-20 Parfum Price They varies considerable from shop to shop but is usually about £1.09 thought I have picked up bargains at 59p or buy one get one free offers. When this is on I stock up people behind me in the queue must think we are the smelliest family out. This product is environmentally friendly no nasty spray here to do further damage to the ozone layer. As you can tell I am a great fan of this product and highly recommend you give it a try.
What has happened to unperfumed deodorant? I haven’t been able to find my usual product (Right Guard Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Aerosol) in the shops recently. They have brought out a new, repackaged range, and I think the unperfumed one must have been discontinued. It’s certainly not available around here. (Update 27/7/01 - It's now back on sale.) (Update 7/11/01 - Whoops! It's gone again!) Then I noticed Mum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. It is a roll-on type, available unperfumed, and is extremely good value. It currently costs a bargain 65p in Superdrug, but is normally around 98p. So I bought it, tried it and yes, it does the job just as well as any of the more expensive brands. The unperfumed variety is packaged in a nondescript grey and white bottle, so is also fine for fellas. The roller ball is neat, and the small bottle is made of plastic, so would be ideal for taking on holiday. It is alcohol-free, so there’s no stinging when you put it onto freshly shaved armpits There are number of different varieties available; Cool Blue, Ocean Breeze, Fresh Pink, Sunburst and Fresh Peach, as well as unperfumed, so there’s plenty of choice. But ..., there is one big disadvantage. It takes AGES to dry. You need to leave it to dry for TEN minutes (unless you don’t mind squelchy armpits, and marked clothes). That is a long time when you’re in a hurry in the morning. Ten minutes per day is about five hours a month, more if you use it before going out in the evening. What a waste of time. And then I got to thinking ... There are probably lots of useful things you could do while you’re waiting. And so, in the interests of the Dooyoo Community, I did some research, and have come up with some things to do while your deodorant is drying. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Eat spaghetti two pieces at a time ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The spaghetti has to be the
extra long type, and please don’t use bolognaise sauce because the splatter effect will make a terrible mess. (Garlic, and olive oil with just a small amount of freshly chopped mixed herbs is fine.) Just pinch the end of one piece between your fingers, one in each hand, stretch up high and slurp. I would advise not eating spaghetti every morning, because it will spoil your appetite for toast and marmalade. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Semaphore ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Did you ever belong to the Scouts or Girl Guides? If you did you will remember semaphore. It is a method of using your arms to signal letters of the alphabet from a long way off. There are only some letters you can use because your arms need to be at waist level or higher. The letters you can use are J, P, Q, R, T, U and Y, which gives limited scope for messages. Use your imagination and pretend that you are a character in a Western. Our hero, John Wayne, is on trial and things are not looking good for him. From across the other side of the court room, you are there ready to reassure him. “Purty jury” you signal. You have instantly inspired him! (You will need to practise the phrase a couple of times to get those armpits dry.) If you want to look up exactly how to do these semaphore letters, try going to www.google.com and searching on the words “semaphore”, “scout” and “card”. ~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Yoga ~~~~~~~~~~~ There are several yoga positions which keep your arms suitably upright. I suggest “The Tree of Life”. Step by step instructions on how to do this can be found by going to www.askjeeves.co.uk and asking “How do I assume the tree pose in yoga?”. This will take you to the relevant www.ehow.com page. The lady illustrating the pose has her arms very high and is therefore unlikely to have problems with drying deodorant. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 The Mex
ican Wave ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you’re a fan of football, you will know what this is. You start in the sitting position, then raise both arms high into the air, stand up, lower your arms and sit down again. If all the spectators make this movement, each person moving slightly later than the person next to them, the “wave” is formed. I don’t understand the attractions of football and its attendant pastimes, but I am told that this exercise enhances the stadium atmosphere. I believe it can also make grown men cry (or is that because Chelsea lost again?). It is a very good exercise for the purposes of deodorant-drying. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Morris dancing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Take one handkerchief in each hand, hold by one corner, and raise them as high as you can. Then shake the handkerchiefs hard. Authenticity demands bells on your legs, but that might be a bit much first thing in the morning, and could interfere with Radio 4, so perhaps you should just pretend to jingle. An excellent website with many pictorial examples is www.morrisdancing.org. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Lie back and think of England ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Freshly washed, fragrant and relaxed, go back to bed, arms stretched back behind your head and think of England. I always like to start at Kent and work my way westwards; Sussex, Hampshire (don’t forget the Isle of Wight), Dorset, Devon, Cornwall (including all the knobbly bits) and so on ... You’ve got the idea now. A good atlas would be a practical aide memoire for this tip. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Pretend you’re the Queen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Imagine you’re in a horse-drawn golden carriage. Your subjects are lining the streets. “Hoorah, hoorah!”, they cry. “Long live Queen Elli!” (substitute your name here). Graciously, and slowly (but not too slowly or that deodorant won’t dry), you
wave to the spectators. For this tip, you need to be a left-handed Queen for half of the time, to ensure that the drying effect of the wave is maximised. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Paint a stripy ceiling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you paint just a little bit every morning, while your deodorant is drying, you will have a freshly decorated ceiling within a couple of weeks. The correct method is to paint the whole length of the ceiling, but only a couple of brush widths (you won’t have time for any more). When you continue the next day, you will find the fresh paint producing a definite stripe next to the dried paint from the day before. This will give a classy Regency effect. I originally had ten tips but two were rejected during the testing process. You may care to carry on the field testing, so here are the details: (9) kite-flying - this makes our dog bark too much and disturbs the neighbours (10) practising the Gay Gordons - you need a partner for this and my husband refused point-blank ************************************ Update: I have received extra suggestions for making use of deodorant-drying time, and as I am having so much fun imagining you lot trying them out (!), I decided to add to the list (credits in brackets). ************************************ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Practise the arm movements for Agadoo (peel.rebekah) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just to remind you: think party mood, streamers, Butlins, Spain, 70s (you may have to concentrate hard if it’s early in the morning). “Aga-do-do-do Push pineapple, shake a tree” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Handstands (Celandine) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Unless you are very athletic, and have a superb sense of balance, you will need a blank piece of wall to lean your feet on. Please w
atch out for any mirrors or pictures, or you may have a nasty accident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Water your hanging baskets ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you have hanging baskets outside the front door, please ensure you open the door just a crack first, and check for strangers outside. Postmen are normally very understanding. Just give him a smile and say something like “I know it looks odd, watering hanging baskets in the nude, but it’s just that my deodorant takes so long to dry”. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 French plait your hair (cheekychicken) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a useful tip for those of you with long hair. Those with short hair could perhaps put their hair into little bunches all over. Those with no hair, just give your scalp a good massage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Flamenco dancing (cheekychicken) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obviously you can’t wear Spanish clothes, because you will be in the nude, but I think wearing the correct footwear is crucial (an attractive range of flamenco shoes is available from www.andalucia.com/flamenco). Castanets are also essential. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Clean the windows (SueMagee) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Top halves of windows only, please, or your arms will not be in the correct position. Do the bottom halves after breakfast. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Flicking cobwebs with a teatowel (cheekychicken) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t use a plain feather duster for this. I tried it, and bits of cobweb float down and stick to any partially-dried deodorant. The teatowel is a must because the cobwebs are flicked sideways. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Pretend you’re Julie Andrews (a “continental” tip at Malu’s requ
est) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fling your arms aloft and let rip “The hills are alive .... with the sound of music...with songs they have sung ... for a thousand years”. It may be difficult for you to get into the right frame of mind for this one if you live in a built-up area in the middle of a city. Just close your eyes, imagine that fresh Austrian mountain air, and you’ll manage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Practise flying (cheekychicken) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The best method is to gather up your kids and all pretend to be Superman together. A red cloak adds ambience. Don’t forget to stretch those arms out. At Christmas time you could imagine you’re Raymond Briggs’ character “The Snowman” (I expect he has real problems in drying his deodorant on account of him never being able to use a hair dryer). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Read DooYoo opinions (majorb) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is an excellent suggestion, as the internet is fairly quiet first thing in the morning. In order to let the air get to those armpits, though, you do need to get rid of your chair. Just sit on the floor and reach up to your keyboard. Do tilt the monitor downwards, though. You don’t want to strain your eyes, do you? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Indulge in a good nag (avitallly) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One hand should be high up on the waist, and the other should point and waggle at the culprits. Two or three really good grievances for each armpit should get that deodorant nice and dry. (You may have to save up some telling-offs from the day before.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Practise hang-gliding ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t bother with this one if you live in a bungalow. You also need large windows so that you can leap out, complete with hang-gliding gear. You might need to pre-warn the neighbo
urs that you’ve recently taken up a new hobby. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Do a Wonder Woman impression (quentin) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How good are you at spinning around on the spot? You will get up a real speed if you sprinkle talcum powder onto a wooden or vinyl floor, and stretch your arms really high. ~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Play snooker ~~~~~~~~~~ It may be worth furnishing one of your bedrooms as a games room in order to try this. If you’ve only a small room available you might need to use an extra short cue. This tip takes a bit longer than some of the others to dry your deodorant, because you can only dry one armpit at a time, but who knows, you may end up competing at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield! Elli PS If you use a hair dryer on a cool setting to dry your deodorant, it only takes 2 minutes, but it’s not as much fun!
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