Xbox-branded deodorant and other personal hygiene products

Microsoft and Unilever's Lynx brand have partnered on a line of Xbox personal hygiene products including deodorant, body spray, and shower gel. Whatever gets them to use it, I say. Unfortunately for now, the products will only be available in Australia and New Zealand. From Gamespot:

The official description is simply delightful:

"Lynx Xbox is a fresh scent of pulsing green citrus, featuring top notes of kaffir lime and winter lemon, aromatic herbal middle notes of mint and sage, and woody bottom notes of patchouli and clearwood. Containing a range of natural essential oils, the Xbox Lynx range comes with a sleek new look and features a body spray, deodorant, and shower gel."

Xbox ANZ boss Tania Chee said in a statement that users can spray or wash themselves with Xbox Lynx to "power up" before heading out the door in the morning.

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Simple homebrew deodorant recipe

I don’t know about you, but despite my best efforts, my armpits stink to high heaven by the end of the day. It doesn’t matter which deodorant I use: over the last few years, I've learned who my friends really are.  

Because of this, my wife took matters into her own hands by making a batch of simple deodorant that keeps my crazy odor at bay.

Okay...prepare to write this complex mixture down.  Ready?

1) Arm and Hammer Baking Soda

2) Trader Joes coconut oil  

Got it?  Good.

When mixed, you get is a gritty paste that you coat your stinky parts with. There's a secondary plus to the concoction, which is that there is no slimy, shirt-staining residue.

While I thought Gina was a genius for making this for me, she insisted that it's just an old and well-known recipe. You can check out a variation on this idea at—they use Shea butter, essential oils and Arrowroot. Too darned fancy for my armpits.

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Deodorant ad from 1935 explains that you smell

From the dawn of deorodant in 1935, this informative ad explaining that U STINK (click link below for the whole thing). Note the gleeful touting of technology to "gently close the pores" and the need to define the term "deodorant."

9 out of 10 girls should make this 'Armhole Odor' test

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