Whether you're dining out or whipping up an easy dinner at home, you like to think that the foods you eat are as advertised, right? I used just baking soda for a long time, and I have to say that I really like this homemade deodorant with coconut oil
deodorant so much better! I told her that maybe we just need to ride it out and it's a transitional phase (what with the clay now pulling out toxins instead of them being trapped by anti-perspirant deodorant). Unrefined, pure, virgin, Coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbal, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. Make sure you don't have deodorant on either as the wax sometimes has a hard time sticking to it. Preparation is key! Decades back I made something with sage and arrowroot, no coconut oil - this sounds much better. This deodorant absorbs well, does not make my skin itchy
(although I do still get red patches, but they don't really bother me now), and works better than aluminum deo!
Hi. I've started using a paste of baking SODA
mixed with water and while it works great—-even though I still sweat (it's natural, right?!) there's no smell at all—it can be a bit messy to apply and I end up with white clumps on my counter and/or floor.
If you are in a warmer climate, you can keep your deodorant in the fridge and remove a few minutes before applying. It keeps it's shape in the container but when I put it on it's very creamy (not like regular stick) Is there something that I can add, or take away, to make it a little harder! So I let it melt outside the fridge and poured it into a jar, and stick my finger in and get a pea sized amount and smear it on my armpits. Thank you for all of your really great ideas, we are actually tackling our oven this weekend using your description and the baking soda method….wish us luck!!
Suave Clinical Protection is an extra effective antiperspirant deodorant that provides 24 hour protection. I was using baking soda and glycerin, with a little clary sage essential oil to retard sweat, which works quite well. Measure out some corn starch, it doesn't really matter how much, just as long as you know how much baking soda to add next. Splash corporation makes an whitening deodorant called the Extract Papaya Calamansi Skin Whitening Deodorant. Been making my own deodorant for a while now using this recipe and it's awesome!
Whether you choose spray or stick antiperspirants, no product will make a significant difference if you don't practice sensible hygiene habits. I use rosewater in this recipe because it's slightly drying and astringent which is a good thing when it comes to deodorant. I bought a mineral deodorant (chamomile and green tea) I also exfoliate my armpit with baking soda and lemon juice, but that irritated my skin. Coconut oil hardens at just below room temperature and for whatever reason…we keep our house a bit on the cool side. I used all cocoa butter (no Shea), kaolin clay, soy wax, and no probiotic (had none)! I also added about 1 tsp calendula oil as an extra soothing ingredient for my sensitive skin.
Now before I dive into the uber simple how-to of this homemade deodorant thing, I should tell you that this is DEODORANT, not antiperspirant. A friend who's a breast cancer survivor gave me this recipe about a year ago and I LOVE it. I'm one who stinks when I sweat, and really need deodorant. I must thank you so much for this recipe I have been searching for the perfect toxin free deodorant for a while now and I love that I can make this myself. Lavilin is a hypoallergenic, unscented deodorant perfect for people with sensitive skin like myself. What you put on your skin is absorbed in your body..that is why I appreciate these natural deodorant recipes.. Can't wait to make some of them. That second day however, I thought the baking soda homemade deodorant" was doomed for sure.
If the deodorant jar is large enough you could leave the deodorant in the jar and try heating it in a double boiler, then adding the oil directly in the jar (and deodorant) and stirring. Great easy-to-use fresh smelling deodorant with a cool feel to it. And it works real well! It's a pH thing- the baking soda makes your underarms unhospitable to odor-producing bacteria. For some people, JUST coconut oil works for them - maybe you are one of those lucky folks! I would strongly recommend not using the same essential oil for an extended amount of time. I've been using my own homemade deodorant for two years now, and I have no desire to go back. Some folks also just skip the baking soda, others have luck with simply coconut oil, and others find that certain brands of baking soda have fewer contaminants. Once the beeswax pellets are melted take your pan off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Then measure out an equal amount of baking soda, and add it to the corn starch.
I'm not sure if it is exactly what you use, because it was the almond oil out of my baking supply, I used about 10 drops and it smells amazing. I use a similar recipe (baking soda, coconut oil, vitamin E, cocoa butter) and it works great - it won't stop you from sweating, but it will stop you from smelling!