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What kinds of deodorants are mutar on shabbat?

Which melacha might one violate if using stick deodorant?

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resource halachipedia.com/… – Danno Sep 23 '13 at 14:11
@Danno, thanks for the source; it doesn't specify why stick deodorant is a problem. – Ani Yodea Sep 23 '13 at 14:32
try this, page 3 jewishpathways.com/files/… – Danno Sep 23 '13 at 14:36
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Stick deodorant had an issue with Memachek. Some (but not all) Poskim permit spray deodorant. Roll-on deodorant would be no problem.

Yet there are some who are strict and use only odorless deodorant because of creating an aroma (Mo'lid) unless there is at least some remnants of the odor from before Shabbos.

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"some remnants of the odor from before Shabbos" - what does this mean? Scented deodorant smells as soon as you open the can, and it smells like that all the time. – DanF Jun 30 at 19:00

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