Gwyneth Paltrow’s peasanty body odor was ‘pretty pungent’ at the Met Gala

Just after this year’s Met Gala, Gwyneth Paltrow trotted over to a USA Today journalist and snotted out this nasal complaint: “I’m never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all.” The Goop had spoken, and the Goopy subtext was that Gwyneth is simply too elite, too fancy, too special, too high-brow, too exquisite to mingle with the peasantry of the Met Gala. But what if we were ignoring a particular part of her complaint? “It was boiling,” Goop wept. I will believe that. It must be a special kind of hell to be wearing thousands of dollars of couture and a full face of makeup and have to sit in some overcrowded, drama-filled, humid tent/building. So Gwyneth was probably overheated and she was sweating like a peasant. So maybe that’s why people are now saying her body odor was the REAL uninvited guest:

Gwyneth Paltrow may be the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” but she sure doesn’t small like it! Gwyneth had terrible body odor at the Met Gala on May 6th, an eyewitness told The Enquirer – but no one at the swanky red carper event had the guts to tell her.

“Poor Gwyneth looked picture-perfect, but it must have been the hot lights that caused her to be a little strong on the nose,” said a source who got a little too close to Gwyneth. “It was pretty pungent, and I don’t think she had a clue. I saw at least two people wave their hands in front of their noses after passing her.”

A close friend of Gwyneth insists she isn’t usually a stinker, but admits that sometimes Gwyneth – like other celebs – does have problems with excessive sweating when she’s under the glare of strong lighting.

And making matters worse, health-conscious Gwyneth refuses to use deodorant with aluminum, opting for more natural – and often less effective – solutions.

“Gwyneth has heard that aluminum is supposedly carcinogenic, and that putting an aluminum-based deodorant directly on those sensitive armpit glangs can increase the chances of breast cancer.”

But the less toxic alternatives – like crystal rock deodorant – tend not to work as well.

“Is she’s trying out new deodorants, she’s bound to fail with some of them… but Gwyneth tells pals she’d rather be smelly than dead.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Goop’s armpits have more drama than Kanye! Wasn’t there a similar complaint about… Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio or something? Yeah. What is it about celebrities and their anti-deodorant thing? Yes, aluminum-based deodorants aren’t the best thing in the world, but YOU ARE NOT EATING THEM. And if the choice is between rubbing something sort-of not-great under your arms and being noticeably stinky at a major event, what would you choose? Seriously?

Anyway, I love the idea that Gwyneth refuses to go to the Met Gala ever again because she had body odor like a peasant. The horror!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    the title of this article alone makes me lol

    • Lia says:

      She looks sweaty in those pics

      • FLORC says:

        She’s keeping her arms so tight to her torso. Trying to keep the sweat stains from being photographed? Also, just making the problem worse.

        Why doesn’t she just botox her arm pits? No threat i’m aware of for breast cancer and it keeps you from sweating! I know it’s stupid, but a lot of women do it.

    • V4Real says:

      Is this story for real? If so then I’ll say this;

      I guess Gywn’s SECRET is out.
      Her RIGHT GUARD took a left turn.
      She raised her hand but she wasn’t SURE. 🙂

  2. brin says:

    There is nothing worse than a gamey Goop. *sniff*

  3. boredbrit says:

    It looks like her hands are clamped to her side to avoid the diffusion of her BO/hide her sweat patches…?

  4. Greenie says:

    I disagree. Coating your lymph glands with aluminum is probably just as bad as eating it because we absorb more toxins through our skin than our stomach.

    I would think someone with her money could have had a dress made for her that didn’t look 100% synthetic – surely that would have made the problem worse.

    • Nikki Girl says:

      I don’t agree with that…by eating things, they are absorbed into our bloodstream. If we absorbed all toxins faster through our skin, then why couldn’t people just pour alcohol on their skin or armpits and get drunk that way? I realize aluminum-based deodorants are bad for you, but you do not absorb all toxins faster through your skin.

      • Lucinda says:

        You may not absorb them faster but people forget our skin is our largest organ and our first immune system defense. What you put on your skin does have a direct impact on your health. I understand her choice.

        Personally, I don’t like her much. But I think this particular story is silly and likely untrue. People waving their hands in front of their noses? Really?

      • hazeldazel says:

        I work for a pharmaceutical company who is developing transdermal products (like patches) and it’s INCREDIBLY difficult to get any substance to go through the top layers to the skin because your skin is made to stop things from going through. It’s a barrier. Sweat and stuff can get out, but it’s very very hard to get drugs into the body, and usually only certain molecules can slip in and they need carriers. If a metal like aluminum could do it just by being in a deodorant base, we’d all be dropping dead. We’d also feel weird everyday because it would affect our bloodstream after it was put on, even if we didn’t have cancer yet. So put on your deodorant on and don’t panic. Just don’t put on the stuff if you have an open cut or if you’ve just shaved to be safe.

      • Wd says:

        Add some dimethyl sulfoxide to the chemicals and they’ll go through the skin.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Your comment was extremely helpful—thank you! My cousin & I are both wondering if there will ever be an insulin patch. It must be difficult, or there would be one.

      • Lulu says:

        Hazeldazel is right. And DMSO only assists in transporting chemicals if they are soluble in it.

      • emmie_a says:

        Nikki Girl — How in the world does Ingested food enter your bloodstream??? Try paying attention in Biology class. Ingested food enters your digestive system.

      • linny says:

        you have not heard soaking tampons in vodka to get high quicker is popular among some

    • Jag says:

      Studies are showing that the majority of women who have breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes have cancer directly where a person puts underarm deodorant, as well as that side of the breast. It’s not a statistical quirk. So for those of us who had mothers and other loved ones (like my first cousin, too) who died of metastatic breast cancer that was also in their lymph nodes, putting aluminum – which is known to cause cancer – there is just taking too big a risk.

      I applaud her for caring about her health in that way, but there are effective alternative recipes out there that you can make yourself; Crystal isn’t the only brand, and now it is under fire because it uses a different type of aluminum.

      • Lulu says:

        That was a flawed study and aluminum in deodorant has not been positively linked to cancer.

      • Noodles says:

        Your underarm lymph nodes are close to your breasts. Lymph nodes act as a form of lint trap for the bad things in your body. It makes sense that the ones closest to your breasts (if you have cancer) would test positive. If it has spread to one node, there’s a good chance its also spread to others that never had deodorant put on them.

      • decorative item says:

        Lulu says:

        That was a flawed study and aluminum in deodorant has not been positively linked to cancer.

        I would go back and find out who published that information, and what connections they may have with the industry.

      • hazeldazel says:

        the lymph nodes are the filters of the body, there is the lymph system which is like the blood stream but filled with clear lymph. It is low pressure and goes around your body and gets filtered at the lymph nodes. If there are any sickness (like when you have a cold or infection) the lymph gland will swell. If cancer, the lymph gland will probably get it because it is filtering the loose cancer bodies.

        correlation is not causation.

      • Roberta says:

        I can confirm that study was massively flawed – I looked it up at the time and asked an oncology editor about it and they dismissed it. However I think it’s generally agreed that more research needs to be done on the environmental causes of cancer.

        Cigarettes on the other hand, are a known carcinogen.

      • Lulu says:

        Decorative Item: I’m a scientist by education and trade, so I’m pretty savvy about my sources. I’d suggest that if anyone is interested in doing their own research (which I always suggest) go to PubMed and look up peer reviewed scientific studies. That means they have already passed a review by other scientists for the integrity of their data and conclusions.

      • Carolin says:

        Lulu is correct. But here (Germany) women are recommended by doctors not to use deodorant containing aluminumimchloride on feshly shaved skin as it is a neurotoxin.

      • Niamh says:

        So where are all the men with breast cancer? If that were true there would be equal numbers of men and women with breast cancer as we all use it, and the % of men who get is is very small.

    • judyjudyjudy says:

      didnt her Dad die of cancer?

      and what kind of sleaze, I mean party guest, would get quoted sayimg somebody’s sweat smelled?

      • Dan says:

        Someone’s disgusting body odour is one of the most offensive things in 2013 when it is COMPLETELY preventable! Imagine if someone hadn’t wiped properly and walked around a party stinking of sh*t?
        Body odours are completely avoidable – especially for people who can afford literally any product on the market.

      • judyjudyjudy says:

        @dan. lol you sound like you have issues

    • Amanda Huggenkiss says:

      That’s nonsense; you would benefit from more credible sources of medically scientific information.

      Additionally, proximity and correlation are not equivalent to causation. Nor is deductive reasoning a rational substitute for generally accepted current findings of scientific research.

      • GByeGirl says:

        Oh, I love you. Please marry me. Gah! The pseudoscience is strong in many of these comments, which is, fittingly, about Goop. Don’t wear deodorant, or lift a weight over 3lbs, but I’m going to smoke cigarettes!

    • Bitca says:

      Gee, thanks; that’s very condescend—uh… I mean—it’s so flattering that you chose to scatter some raw seeds of larnin’ among us ignerant gossip fans after landing here by mistake.

      PubMed is a key source in academia, but unless you check citations in all of the related research at a university, or have a public library subscribing to the full database, folks can only check open access articles.

      I’d guess perspiration odor varies according to diet, age, health, etc, as sweat glands help expel toxins & unwanted stuff from the body (like urine). Another wild guess: maybe people who use odd diet tricks to reduce weight smell differently & perhaps with greater pungency than those on more balanced diets… & it is likely that many Hwood actors over 35 & 40 go to extremes when metabolism slows down. I’d LOVE to see a list of the top 10 actors with the worst BO, btw…. 😉

  5. Barrett says:

    Stupid story…

  6. janie says:

    This poor deluded woman just doesn’t get it. I don’t remember her being this bizarre until the last few years? She’s quite the stinky oddball.

  7. poppy says:

    actual body odor was NOT why people were making the PU face behind her back.

    goppster has also said that some shampoos cause cancer. educated and informed, she is not. she spouts plenty of nonsense, always has, always will. it is one of her most consistent and *charming* traits.

    seriously, with all of her dieting, her breath must be AWFUL.

    (love the clenched fists picture -suits her personality perfectly)

    • Greenie says:

      Um, most conventional brands of shampoo have carcinogens in them. Carcinogens cause cancer.

      • decorative item says:


      • Nikki Girl says:

        Correction: carcinogens *can* cause cancer. They do not automatically cause cancer.

      • poppy says:

        sls and sles are known to be irritants. sles or sls causing cancer or not causing cancer depends on which science (country, institute) you follow. one study (cancer research UK) said you would have to drink gallons over a long period of time for it to be dangerous. the email that went around in the late 90s was debunked.
        saying it 100% does or does not cause cancer is not something that has been or can be proven yet.
        according to columbia university, sles does NOT cause cancer. jury still out about sls there. “studies have suggested that SLS has mutagenic properties and *may* therefore lead to cancer.”
        i do not use either of these ingredients because i have very sensitive skin -not because i think they will cause cancer.
        my point was goop spouts a lot of nonsense that is not educated or well informed. much of what she says is based on what she is currently endorsing, NOT fact.

      • Lucinda says:

        Not to mention how bad for the environment all those shampoo chemicals are, especially the ones that cause all those suds. That said, you can wash your hair without using commercial shampoo. I find baking soda to be quite effective. (And a lot cheaper too!)

      • bridget says:

        Also, considering that most household cleaners and beauty products (including shampoo, soap, sunscreen, deodorant) have tons of chemicals, including carcinogens, you’re increasing your exposure, which increases your risks. Does it mean you’re going to be diagnosed with cancer after washing your hair with peasant shampoo for a week? No. Is it clearly not good for you? He’ll yes.

      • Jag says:

        Parabens and other petroleum derivatives also cause cancer, and many shampoos and conditioners have those as well.

      • Wd says:

        Hair dyes are far worse.

  8. Oops says:

    buy a natural deodorant it’s not that expensive (at least in France) and have a good hygiene,

  9. Anna says:

    Her sleeves were too tight for deodorant.

  10. arock says:

    that totally explains the posture in the last pic. wet goop…ewww.
    eau de resentment* now in a roller ball.
    available for peasants everywhere.

  11. Gwen says:

    Yet she drinks alcohol and smokes – both are *proven* to cause cancer? Dumb cow.

    • Jenny says:

      I’ve noticed that it’s always people who smoke and drink that make a big deal about other things that can harm your body- but to a much lesser degree-like soda pop or make-up that can have toxins in it. These kind of people are f**ked up!!

    • Sirsnarksalot says:

      Not to mention she is wearing a “transvestite” level of make up (her word not mine). She might want to consider looking at the ingredients labels on her make up if she’s actually so concerned. A good bit of lipstick still contains lead!

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Exactly! Let’s make a huge deal about the most trivial issue and avoid the elephants.

      For crying out loud – use REAL deodorant for ONE NIGHT. Or get Botox under your arms instead of in your face! Smelly dumb cow.

  12. e.non says:

    i saw an abc promo this a.m. that she’s going to be on the rachel ray show today… ugh. she.just.will.not.go.away.

  13. neelyo says:

    Doesn’t Botox stop sweating? And does that mean they let her keep the dress?

  14. Cody says:

    I have read in a few places not only does Anna Wintour get to decide who comes to the Met gala, but what designer and dress the invited guest has to wear. So Goop probably had to wear that synthetic dress, sweat and all ,because the Queen of Fashion told her so.

    • VioletCrumble says:

      Oh, that’s right! The same Queen of Fasion who dragged down granny’s curtains (circa 1892) and ran up a couple of nighties for herself and her Princess of Fashion to wear to the Galah….

  15. magpie says:

    Baking soda is a very effective non toxic option. I agree that crystal stuff doesn’t work.

    • Diane says:

      I highly recommend baking soda too. My armpits were rancid yesterday and I sprinkled then with some soda and my pits don’t stink now. Hallelujah!

    • Alex says:

      Lemon juice: wipe your armpits with a slice of a lemon or simply apply some lemon juice and let it dry. Since this is not an antiperspirant, you’ll still be sweating, but you’ll be completely odor free for at least 24 hours – even after the toughest workouts. It’s as simple as that.

    • Esmom says:

      @ Diane and Alex, wow who knew. Thanks for the info. Very helpful.

  16. Hautie says:

    As I read this little article about how Gwyneth had noticeable body odor at this MET shindig…

    And immediately suspect that this is pay back from Anna Wintour!

    Because we all knew it was coming. No one sh*t talks a Anna Wintour party… without a little public humiliation.

  17. Christina says:

    Not sure about this story. Even if you’re sweating profusely and wearing synthtic fabric which will seal it all in, you shouldn’t stink for some time. Fresh sweat doesn’t smell bad – provided your skin is clean and there’s no bacteria to make it turn pungent. Are we to suppose Her Goopiness doesn’t shower as often as she might? Ooh er!

    • whipmyhair says:

      I don’t believe this story, but Goop is the gift that keeps on giving!

  18. ruby says:

    Actually the aluminium in deodorants is a health hazard. It’s a carcinogen and easily passes through skin, especially when you’ve just shaved and you have hundreds of micro wounds. It is thought it might be one of the factors causing the dramatic increase in breast cancer. It’s not hearsay or a hippie rumour as the article seems to suggest.

    So while the alternatives aren’t as efficient, you can hardly fault Goop for not wanting carcinogens on her skin.
    That said she probably could have been more careful, there are alternatives, even though they don’t last as long. I do think it’s pretty mean though to leave someone in such a situation – wouldn’t it be kinder to discreetly let her know so that she could go and take care of it ?

    • Oops says:

      There are some alternatives which works use deodorant with Pierre d’alun (in French I don’t know how to translate this) in France you can find it even in some supermarkets so that’s not that expensive

      • ruby says:

        The thing is pierre d’alun is basically this : KAl(SO4)2•12 H2O.
        You see the Al ? Yep, that’s aluminium. When you wet this mineral it liberates aluminium oxydes and hydroxydes. So if you’re looking to avoid aluminium, you need to look for another alternative.

  19. Lucy Goosey says:

    Not only does Gwyneth have terrible body odor but with the diet she eats she probably has the world’s most horrific case of gas.

  20. Esmom says:

    My sister’s ex avoided aluminum based deodorant because he was convinced it would trigger his family’s disposition toward dementia. I agree that there’s likely something toxic about putting it on your skin.

    When my then 11-year-old son started to develop serious BO I tried to use the natural stuff but it did nothing to combat the odor. I finally gave in and got him the Axe brand that all his friends are wearing. I feel so sorry for the teachers at school! 🙂

    • Jag says:

      You might look at the recipes that contain witch hazel, baking soda, and/or corn starch. There are many good ones out there that you can make yourself. Please try to find another alternative if you can. Your son will thank you in his old age. 🙂

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Ha ha, esmom..didn’t I hear some story about Axe getting banned in some schools?

      I use regular deodorant because the crystal stuff doesn’t work for me. I’m not a stank person but I run a lot so I perspire a lot.

      I’ll probably die of dementia 🙁

    • inthekitchen says:

      I make my own. It’s super easy and cheap and I can put it on and not smell for 24 hours. I don’t know how it works so well (because Tom’s of Maine does not work or me). Obviously it doesn’t stop the sweating, but your sweat just doesn’t smell bad. It has cocoa butter in it so you kind of just smell like cocoa butter.

      I don’t know how well it would work on teenager sweat, but you should try it 🙂

    • Esmom says:

      Thanks for all the info, very helpful. Everything sounds more appealing than either b.o. or Axe.

      I’d also heard about Axe being banned. I’m guessing the teachers at my kids’ school figure it’s the lesser of two evils. But Axe is evil. My son recently found a bottle of Axe shampoo on the shelf at the drugstore and begged me to get it. I don’t get the fixation with it. At all.

  21. dcypher1 says:

    Hey goop they do make aluminum free deodorant its called toms of Maine and its all natural and it says aluminum free on the bottle u don’t have to smell like that. That’s what I use and it works too. Surprised she dosent use it already or know with her being a lifestyle expert and all.

    • Ag says:

      I was JUST about to say that. Use Tom’s of Maine. It works. It has no aluminum. Suck on that, Goop.

      • Esmom says:

        It may work for some but my tween’s BO is fierce and sadly Tom’s does NOTHING for it. So maybe Goop has the BO of a pre-pubescent boy!

      • Uto says:

        Toms still does not work as well as normal deodorant. I almost feel that baking soda works best.

      • Maxine says:

        @Uto – Do you just dust your underarms with baking soda? Doesn’t the powder rub off?

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        I’ve used Tom’s of Maine. It DIDN’T work.

        Aluminum on your skin is not that big a deal. It’s more dangerous to smoke or eat cured meats (like ham).

  22. Bopit says:

    I love how she won’t use deodorant, but in a recent interview she mentioned she allows herself one cigarette a week. Bitch please… one cigarette a week does more damage to your body than a year’s worth of deodorant. Get over your stinky self.

    • JennJ says:

      And how do you know this? One cigarette a week (if that is what she sticks to) hardly qualifies as dangerous.

      However, the jury is out on aluminum. We need more studies.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        Every cigarette, on average, causes three mutations in your body.

        In most of those cases, the lone cell that mutated will die, and no harm done.

        But it’s a matter of statistics. Just as the first lottery ticket you buy might win the Jackpot, the first cigarette you smoke could be the one that gives you cancer. It’s unlikely, but there is no “safe” dosage for cigarettes. Every single one is a risk.

        I agree we need more studies on Aluminum. There’s no credible evidence of a link between deodorant and illness, but they also haven’t really studied it enough to say for sure.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I find it pretty hard to believe that she can “allow herself one cigarette a week.” If you want a ciggie, you would have to have steel self-control to just smoke one ciggie a week.

      I would believe some people can do this, but I sure couldn’t. If she can control it that well, good for Goop.

  23. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    If she is worried about the caring gens in aluminum deodorants, I can understand maybe not using them daily. But she should consider using them on special occasions. By the way it is not the sweating due to heat that causes the bad BOB odor ir is Nervous perspiration fron the armpits. A little Degree Clinical Strength for high pressure events unlikely to hurt her. If carcinogen avoidance is her main fear, smoking is a much greater risk factor than occasional exposure to low doses of aluminum based deodorant.

  24. Athena says:

    LOL!!….Between the article and the hilarious comments that have followed, I have begun the day with belly laughs. It was much appreciated, I thank you all!.

  25. m says:

    How can people not wear anti-persperant/deodorant? Dont your underarms get sticky and gross throughout the day? Deodorant shouldnt contain and metals, and if you are that paranoid about, just make your own, its pretty simple. Its the anti-persperant that contains metal because thats what is used to help clog up your pores.

    • decorative item says:

      Shouldn’t, but it does.

    • my .02 says:

      The rock salt (crystal) deodorant works by killing the bacteria that cause the odor. It’s only a deodorant and doesn’t stop the sweating, but it keeps it from smelling bad.

      However, you have to use it correctly – right after bathing and you have to let the stuff dry on your underarm. You also have to cover the whole underarm area, not just a swipe up the middle.

      I sweated even with anti-perspirant so I tried the crystal. From my experience, I sweat less (my totally unscientific guess is since it can evaporate instead of making a heavy paste it actually does what it’s supposed to) and as long as I bathe daily and apply it right after, I don’t stink.

      Then again, I don’t go to events under hot lights like that, so…

  26. The Original G says:

    Anna Wintour and Bey got together and wrote this note to The Enquirer and then they laughed and laughed!

    Maybe her sleeves WERE too tight!

  27. jc126 says:

    I never believe most of these “celebrity body odor” stories, especially if it’s about some handsome actor like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp. I tend not to believe it about someone as into her appearance as Gwyneth Paltrow, either. How many good looking, popular people do you know in ordinary life who walk around smelling bad?

    • AustinMJ says:

      PLENTY. Mcconaughey is a prime example. His nick-name in Austin was Goat-Boy.

    • Dan says:

      Leo DiCaprio is notoriously bad smelling. He’s all ‘pro environment’ or whatever.

      Gotta die of something. Not using deodorant isn’t going to guarantee you’ll live longer. I will go on using/eating/drinking what I like and so be it!

  28. whipmyhair says:

    I know there are a lot of things that can “cause cancer” and people love to freak out about while ignoring other factors like sun baking, drinking etc. And as a cancer survivor it one of the few things that offend me.

    When people talk that way it feels like they are blaming my cancer on diet/deodorant etc. And I know that’s my issue. But I still think people need to be careful when talking about causes of cancer. Cancer can have lifestyle causes, and sometimes it just happens…

    /end rant

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Agreed. Cancer is caused by cell mutations. Some lifestyle issues can make those mutations more likely, but so can cosmic rays from space.

      You can criticize a person putting themselves at risk with their lifestyle, but you can’t blame them for their cancer. The fact one of their cells mutated the wrong way is not something they had any control over, and it could absolutely have still happened to them if they’d taken no risks.

      • the original rachel says:

        ITA! I’m a (fairly young) cancer survivor as well and it drives me nuts: the villification of every.single.thing. And when people tell me that eating peanut butter (or insert one of the one billion possibilities that have been floated) is what did it … it makes me ragey. Of course, being ragey probably causes cancer…. 😉 Hang in there!

    • Amelia says:

      I was diagnosed with cancer at 32. Was never so happy to hit a 5th anniversary as the one after that diagnosis!

      It bugs me to death when people say this and that cause cancer. Sure there are cigarettes and other things, but the jury is still out on aluminum. Just watch…one day they’ll announce ice cream causes cancer. That’ll be it for me.

      Goopy might not stink literally but it’s fun to read about it. And she’s so Goopy, it’s believable.

      My brother, a renowned surgeon, always tells me two things:”We’re ALL dying; it’s just a matter of when.” and “Life has a 100% mortality rate, so enjoy it now.”

      Everything in moderation is a good motto. Except cigarettes, of course. 🙂

  29. MBP says:

    Oh dear. The crystal rock thingies work perfectly well if your pits are ventilated (so when wearing a vest in summer) but they don’t stop you sweating, so if something is holding that sweat close to you, you’ll smell.

    I would have gone for the special occasion super strength anti pong chemical option I think!

  30. K-rock says:

    I lol’d pretty hard at this: “snotted out this nasal complaint” haha!

  31. elise says:

    This whole story makes me laugh because Oh Goopy Lack of Self Awareness – but I can personally vouch for the (potential/probable) dangers inherent in most deodorant/anti-perspirants out there. Once I learned what aluminum does to the body, I spent a lot of time (and a lot of smelly days) finding a workable deodorant without…only to recently find that the one I use now has Triclosan in it. Which is a known endocrine and hormone disrupter. Ugh! So it has been back to the hunt.

    I’m a pretty active person, and I do sweat plenty… not a bad thing, health-wise… but finding an ALL natural brand of deodorant that actually works longer than a few hours is quite the challenge.

    In fact, while we giggle through this thread, if any of you similarly-inclined ladies have already found the magical ALL natural, long-lasting deodorant, let us know!

    And in the meantime, I’ll be glad that on the days when I’m experiencing yet another armpit-freshness-fail, the only ones there to judge me are my yoga students 🙂

    • Lem says:

      Crunchy Betty website has several different recipes depending on your needs / sensitivity

  32. ZigZagZoey says:

    I use deodorant, but I don’t use it every day (I don’t seem to need it every day), and try not to put it on right after shaving.
    I don’t think you have to be that afraid of it to NEVER use it.

    • Jag says:

      My mother was diagnosed at age 42, and my first cousin at age 35, with metastatic breast cancer, also in their lymph nodes. My mother had to have all the lymph nodes removed from one armpit. Her mother died of Alzheimer’s disease, and her father died of leukemia. My father has had skin cancer twice, and all of the great aunts on his side had single or double mastectomies due to breast cancer. Now that I’m informed that aluminum can cause cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, I won’t take that risk.

      As others have mentioned in this thread with cigarettes, a person never knows when whatever is being done will cause the cancer – so it might’ve been just that application of aluminum-filled antiperspirant that did it. My mom used Ban roll on; I won’t touch the stuff now.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Whoa, I am so sorry. That is awful, and if I had that much family history of it I wouldn’t either.
        I wish you the best.

    • Dan says:

      But really, people have been getting cancer since the dawn of time – life expectancy in 1900 in the USA was 46 for men and 48 for women. Cancer has always been there, they just didn’t know what it was.

      It is probably all these science advances that make people feel we are getting cancer more often now but really it’s just being diagnosed much more often.

  33. ALG says:

    The source is obviously Anna Wintour.

  34. MisJes says:

    Just put some deodorant on, you stinky bitch.

  35. JillyRo says:

    This made me laugh. Imagine the I-m-so-perfect-and-you-are-not Gwynneth smelling ranky made my day!!

    But I smell (yes pun intended!) that the Vogue people and Anna are behind this leak as they are likely mega-mad about GP dissing the Met Ball, but they can`t comment about that without starting something with GP who has many friends in Hollywood, so they smelled (another pun!) an opportunity on how to get back to her. And for those who believe nobody would do this, folks this is celebrity-land and when one brand (Met Ball) is threatened, they go after another person`s brand(in this case Goop).

  36. Dedrie says:

    Druggies and alcoholics with unwashed new clothes smell bad.. fact

  37. AustinMJ says:

    Actually, the Crystal-rock thing works quite well. For me, much better than regular deoderants.

  38. chria says:

    you can live a lifestyle avoiding all cancer causing agents and you can still develop it! what an ignoramus she is!!

  39. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Lemon juice seems to work well – juice it up put it on a makeup pad under the pitts and good to go 🙂

  40. A says:

    I can’t judge her since I can only use natural deodorants. The store bought ones make my pits itch like absolute madness.

    Gwymeth smell, I smell, all is good.

  41. ladybert62 says:

    How funny! Made me laugh out loud!!

    Wear a deodorant dummy!

  42. Jules says:

    I also choose not to use anti-perspirants with aluminum, and use Kiss My Face sport. I’m pretty athletic and usually have to put in on before I work out because I smell RANK. I also make sure I put it on a couple times a day so I don’t smell too ripe but BO won’t kill anyone so just hold your nose I guess.

  43. aenflex says:

    Come on, you’re smarter than that. If the molecules in any compound are small enough to penetrate the dermis, they are absorbed into the body much the same as if you DID eat them.

  44. Maya Memsaab says:

    Story of the day. The funk of forty thousand juice cleanses.

  45. Aria says:

    I started sweating just by looking at her dress so I cannot imagine she was all fresh in it. As for her BO, I just don’t buy it. Her friends shaved her 70’s bush but didn’t tell her about her pungent odor. What kind of friends are them?!

    Always choose a gentle fabric if you’re going under hots lights. Other way you will start sweating like a pig, bo or not.

  46. FrenchyT says:

    Try proofing your article.

  47. Thiajoka says:

    I will admit, when I first saw pics of her from the gala, I thought her face looked red and smudged–the same way mine looks when I bother wearing makeup in warmer weather and then end up sweating it off.

  48. tabasco says:

    pippa tips: if you don’t want to be a stinky miserable sweatbomb, don’t go to a summer event loaded with hot lights in a long-sleeved, close-necked, non-breathable fabric gown.

  49. frivolity says:

    Completely all natural deordants that work like hell:

    No, I’m not a corporate shill (besides, these small companies are not corporate).

    I can’t stand Goop, but I also can’t stand synthetic chemcials and carcinogens, which are NOT at all inconsequential when it comes to our plethora of industrial maladies.

  50. Jaxx says:

    Some people simply have strong body odor, especially at high stress events (heat would stress me enough) My poor daughter in law has that problem and her doctor father had tried everything known to medicine to give her stink relief. On her wedding day she raised her arms to hug me and nearly knocked me down, it was that bad. She asked nervously, “Is the patch Dad gave me working?” It was too late for anything else so I just told her she looked gorgeous and perfect and to go make her promises to her man with full confidence. But it broke my heart for her that she was going to go through the reception smelling like a longshoreman who hadn’t showered for weeks.

    I didn’t have the heart to tell her and no one else did either. Sometimes there is just nothing to be done except shower and change clothing often. A wedding is not a place you can easily do that. But we all love her so much, stinky pits included.

    Goop? Not so much.

  51. Severine says:

    If we stop using everything that might cause cancer, well, I guess there won’t be much left. Goop is full of contraditions, doesn’t she eventually smoke ? I’d rather use a deo than double stink of cigarrette and BO !

  52. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I should comment here because, you know, I definitely haven’t commented enough today.

    (^that was sarcasm)

    I once dated a hippie dude who smelled very…..ripe.

    It didn’t last long.

    • marie says:

      that is one thing (I have several) I can’t stand, I don’t want to be able to smell you from a foot away.

    • Lemony says:

      I had a similiar experience with a guy (it was a guy my mom wanted me to go out with, why are moms so bad at picking out guys for their girls to date?!)

  53. Tano says:

    Her poop stinks like everyone else’s. I don’t know why this woman keeps pretending to be someone she is not. She had a nose job and other work done on her face, bleached & straightened her hair to look WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant). She is not WASP by birth, though. Nothing wrong with that, but why try to hide it. Then she moves to England and pretends to be English. There is not a single English bone in her body. Goopy Pie wlll never discuss her origins to the public. I find this sad because I think everyone should be proud of their race, ethnicity and all that.

  54. Ginger says:

    Doesn’t Matthew Mcconaughey also avoid deodorant? I have a friend that also avoids it claiming that our natural scent is preferable. One of my fave comedians, Jim Gaffigan has a bit about people who don’t wear deodorant that’s hysterical. I tried to use the crystal rock thing once for about two days. I could not stand the fact that it wasn’t an anti-perspirant…so gross! I went right back to using regular stuff. So, why couldn’t Gwyneth use it for just one night? Ridiculous!

  55. Deeana says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read as many medically incorrect statements as exist on this thread!

    We absorb more through the skin than through the stomach? The skin is part of the immune system? One cigarette causes “on average” three “cell mutations”?

    And the always classic “studies show”.

    People who are so fearful of getting cancer that they go around stinking are deluded.

  56. Mia says:

    Maybe she didn’t enjoy herself because everyone else was so turned off by her B.O. that they kept their distance from her bony ass. She was probably mad she was n’t getting all the adulation she feels she deserves.

  57. Annie says:

    Now this I find hard to believe. Slim people just don’t smell! It’s true, excess *body fat* is what holds on to odors and thin people don’t have any of those weird folds that other people forget to wash.

  58. homegrrl says:

    Some posts are funny, but this one is hateful, so I have to comment. It’s easy to buy cheap toxic crap so we “fit in culturally”. She may not in reality be “one of the most beautiful women in the world”, but she is amongst the smartest if she’s willing to not smell like a plastic barbie doll.
    Of course she was uncomfortable in a long sleeve dress, I’ll admit it was a bad choice all around. But I’m sure others smelled like booze or fear or gas or whatever is noxious. But i’d rather “smell like a peasant” than smell like eau de jet fuel and cookie cutter cologne. Suck it haters!!

  59. jilly says:

    I love that someone figured out the best way to stick it to the insufferable Goop. Let’s see how Lainey contorts herself to undo this damage to her precious Goop’s image. Does anyone else wonder if Lainey is on Goop’s playlist? Nothing else explains her constant defense of this disgusting (and now smelly) creature.

  60. hstreet1 says:

    Wow, whoever this “source” is, they have a bone to pick with Gwyneth. I’ll bet it was Madonna! Good ol’ Madgy talking smack! Anyway, it is amusing.

  61. janet jones says:

    For someone who is supposed to be so savvy with her Goop and all she is terribly naive about personal hygiene. Come on Gwyn – it’s hard to believe that with all your money and connections in the fashion and beauty world someone didn’t tell you to use the right deodorant.

  62. Shaz says:

    Gwyneth is so much prettier with wavy hair, I wish she’d ditch the straight hair/middle part routine. How could she have BO with all the detoxing 🙂 ?

  63. GByeGirl says:

    Ugh. Baking soda is a chemical. Technically, everything is chemicals. It is also an alkaline which means that it makes the skin very susceptible to dryness and allergic reactions.

    Also, your so-called natural deodorants don’t work. Trust me. You stink.

  64. anna says:

    She could have just wear natural deodorant and Nonchalante underarm pads

  65. Mari says:

    I don’t use anti transpirants also and I do not stink. The concept of a daily shower must be foreign to her.
    And one more word: perfume!

  66. Gretchen says:

    Sweat/bacteria under the arms has a basic pH. All you have to do is buy some citric acid crystals/powder (GNC sells it), mix a spoonful with water, pour on a washcloth, and pat on/scrub armpits. Leave on 30 seconds, rinse with water. I do this after I shave and wash my underarms with soap and rinse. The acid treatment and water rinse can be followed by a rock deodorant, or nothing at all. Each person will vary as to how long they can go before another treatment is needed. Some will need a little deodorant as insurance if it’s an important party, wedding, etc., but I find it works great! The nice thing is that this can be done at the sink if there’s no time for a shower. It really does work!

  67. Celine says:

    Seems like someone had an agenda against her. I dobut she has a BO problem, but then again you never know. So many people are opting out of deodorants due to health concerns. Maybe she needs some of this: