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The Best Deodorant for Women who Sweat a Lot - Prevent Body Odor

Updated on September 17, 2014

Are you a Woman who Sweats a Lot?

Everybody sweats, or perspires, but sometimes it seems excessive. Especially if you're just lounging around and not engaging in strenuous activity. And when you do get a little exercise, you find that you're sweating buckets!

Excessive perspiration can be annoying, uncomfortable, and downright embarrassing. Especially when it causes a very unpleasant bodily odor. As far as I'm concerned... when there's sweat, there's always the possibility of an odor. And for me, that odor is not pleasant.

Clinical and Prescription Strength Protection

Clinical and Prescription Strength Protection

Many over the counter prescription strength or clinical strength antiperspirant/deodorant products are made especially for women. Just about every manufacturer of deodorant has a clinical strength variety.

What distinguishes these clinical type deodorants from the average deodorant is that they are more expensive and usually contain Aluminum Zirconium Trichlorohydrex Gly 20%. Many basic deodorants also contain this ingredient but in lesser concentration.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant/Antiperspirant

One of my favorite brands of deodorant is Secret Clinical Strength. It's a solid stick type deodorant and it's available in six different formulas with different fragrances:


Sensitive Skin



Fresh Water Orchid Scent

Ooh-La-La Lavender

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%)

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant/Antiperspirant also has a money back guarantee if you're not satisfied with the product.

Free Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Antiperspirant

Secret Deodorant has a loyalty program for consumers who purchase Secret Clinical Strength deodorant - Buy (4) Clinical Strength Antiperspirant/Deodorant products (trail size not included) and receive a coupon for a one

The Secret to Staying Dry All Day!

Secret Clinical Strength is available in a variety of scented formulas. The Light and Fresh variety has a nice scent that isn't too over-bearing.

Dove Clinical Protection Deodorant Antiperspirant

Dove Clinical Protection offers prescription strength wetness protection. Dove also makes a Clinical Protection Clear Tone which helps reduce darkness of the skin under the arms.

How to use it: Before bed, apply two clicks of product to each underarm.

Active ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY (20%)


If you're a fan of Dove products, you should check-out their clinical strength formulas. Also look for discounts and coupons in your Sunday paper.

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Original Clean, 1.7 oz Stick (Pack of 2)
Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Original Clean, 1.7 oz Stick (Pack of 2)

Original scent is the most popular for long lasting protection against under arm smell.


Certain Dri Antiperspirant

Doctor Recommended Antiperspirant Deodorant

Certain Dri is a doctor recommended prescription strength roll-on antiperspirant deodorant. It's applied with a few strokes under the arms at bedtime.

It contains minimal chemical ingredients.

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Chloride (12%) (Antiperspirant)

Inactive Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Water

When used as directed, it's guaranteed or your money back.

Certain Dri - You Certainly CAN Stay Dry!

When excessive underarm perspiration is a problem, Certain Dri can keep you dry for up to 72 hours.

Certain Dri Antiperspirant Solid for Excessive Perspiration-1.7 oz
Certain Dri Antiperspirant Solid for Excessive Perspiration-1.7 oz

A popular choice for women and men because it works!


Suave Clinical Protection

An Affordable Option

Suave Clinical Protection is an extra effective antiperspirant deodorant that provides 24 hour protection. It's also the least expensive of the various clinical protection products.

For maximum protection, it should be applied to the under arms before going to bed.

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%)

Suave offers Clinical Protection

Suave offers wonderful products that are reasonably priced. When it comes to clinical strength antiperspirants and deodorants, they are the most economical.

Antiperspirant & Deodorant Pads

Deodorant Wipes

Antiperspirant and deodorant pads (or wipes) are another option for eliminating wetness and odor. 5 Day Antiperspirant & Deodorant Pads are guaranteed to work. If you're not satisfied they will refund your purchase price!

The 5 Day® Money Back Guarantee:

5 DAY®*'s proven ingredient will help keep you dry and odor free all day. Use daily for 5 days, and if not totally satisfied, send your receipt for a full refund to Numark Laboratories, Edison NJ 08818.

Pads that Help Prevent Sweat!

Antiperspirant and deodorant pads are helpful in preventing the unsightly wetness and odor. You never know when you'll need extra protection, so it's a good idea to keep them on hand... just in case!

5 Day Antiperspirant and Deodorant Pads Regular 75 Ea
5 Day Antiperspirant and Deodorant Pads Regular 75 Ea

Prevent unpleasant body odor smell by using pads that you wipe on. They work for up to 5 days.


Using pads under your arms can help save your clothing from soaked in stains that can be difficult to remove.


Sweat Block Wipes - How to Stop Sweating!

Did you know that there is a product that can STOP perspiration? It's called Sweat Block and it really works! These towelettes are infused with a product that prevents sweat. Simply wipe the towel where you want to prevent the sweating process. I've used them under my breasts which has helped prevent the "wet bra" problem.

Sweat Block Featured on the Rachael Ray Show

SweatBlock Antiperspirant Wipes

These wipes are awesome! They really do work and they help reduce sweat for up to seven days. Using them has helped reduce my problem with wetness under the breast area.

SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength - Reduce Sweat up to 7-days per Use
SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength - Reduce Sweat up to 7-days per Use

These wipes stop the sweating process and can be used virtually anywhere... underarm, under breast, etc..

Klienert's Under Arm Pads
Klienert's Under Arm Pads

Disposable Under Arm Pads

Disposable under-arm pads offer extra protection against wetness. They stick onto the armpit area of shirts and blouses. They protect your clothing and prevent unsightly wetness.

Under Arm Pads - Protect Your Shirts and Blouses

If under-arm wetness is a problem, protect your clothing and prevent embarrassment by using underarm pads. They're easy to use and disposable --No more problems with trying to get the sweat stains (and smell) out of your clothing.

Disposable Underarm Dress Shields (12 Pair) - Kleinert's
Disposable Underarm Dress Shields (12 Pair) - Kleinert's

Sweat blocking pads that you use, then throw away. Enough for 12 separate occasions.

PURAX Pure Pads Antiperspirant Adhesive Underarm Pads, 30 Piece
PURAX Pure Pads Antiperspirant Adhesive Underarm Pads, 30 Piece

Let the pads absorb the wetness and odor from underarm sweating. These pads soak up the sweat so your blouses and shirts will stay odor-free and dry.


Vintage Secret Deodorant Commercial - Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant... Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

A 1993 T.V. commercial for Secret... some of these older commercials are quite amusing.

Wetness and Odor Protection

When using a clinical strength or prescription strength antiperspirant/deodorant it's important to follow the manufacturer's directions.

Most of these products have specific instructions in order to achieve a reduction in wetness and odor. Applying the product at bedtime is common.

Tip! Be sure to check out the manufacturer's websites for special offers! Some have loyalty programs (Secret) and others occasionally have coupons available.

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      Lindsey Sheen 3 years ago

      I would recommend Lavilin. I sweat quite a bit, especially in the summer, but given the risks of using standard deodorants using an all-natural product is more important. I haven't really experimented with many brands, but Lavilin was highly recommended to me by several people, including my dermatologist. I also recommend it!

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      topbuilderlist 5 years ago

      Good sharing to keep us dry.

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      jasonellis lm 5 years ago

      Not to knock your other antiperspirant recommendations - they're all good. However, if you're a chick who want fast results (I'm talking about staying dry for days on end), just go right to Certain Dri. It's the clear winner and the amazon reviews prove it. Just sayin' :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great topic for a lens! The only thing that works for me is Mitchum - Advanced Control.

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      applejacking 5 years ago

      Useful thinks for super busy and sport women too.

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      rockysharon1 5 years ago

      Wow an excellent information is given over here smelling good is very much important now a days has it increase the confidence.


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      Noveliaa 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! Squidlike

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      super lens- You took my idea

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      maryLuu 5 years ago

      Nice selection. But the only deodorant that works for me is one that is designed for men. :(

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Very good information. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice selections... Smells good! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love your recommendations.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Good information.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great information. It is very important for a girl to always smell and look good.

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      msseiboi 5 years ago

      Seems good stuff for my better half...thanks

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      ShoeHoodoo 5 years ago

      Nice Commercial! Love it. My favorite is Lady Mitchum, it is awesome!

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      Sometimes I am in this category too but for me Nivea works good!

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      ZoieZoe 5 years ago

      @Keepingscore: Hi keepingscore! Thanks for the comments and the tips!

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      Keepingscore 5 years ago

      I've heard a botox treatment can solve the problem for a while, in addition extreme cases are also a good candidate for surgery. It's important to separate the causes of excessive sweating, is it truly physical or is there a psychological aspect? All of your suggested treatments sound a whole lot better and are for sure less intrusive.

      In terms of improving this lens there are some good commercials on Youtube that could tie in nicely if you wanted to go there.

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      AgingIntoDisabi 5 years ago

      Great info - every so often deodorant will fail and you need something stronger.


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