Truthbomb: I've tried countless lines of all natural
deodorant, and they always leave me stinky and sweaty. I have found beeswax (hard to come by here) and I will try swapping some coconut oil for beeswax (no cold mixing this time). However, since these homemade concoctions don't contain chemicals to prevent you from sweating, they won't be as powerful or long-lasting
as commercial antiperspirants and deodorants.
These deodorants are made with soothing bases of pure botanical oils including shea butter, soybean oil, and castor oil blended with baking soda, cornstarch and essential oils. If you saw ricin" in the name and were concerned about it, you'll be happy to know that although they come from the same place, castor oil and ricin don't mix. For deodorant I have been using either just plain baking soda, or a baking soda/bentonite clay mix, or just coconut oil. It absorbs what you put on it , and the chemical contents of that deodorant (or soap or body lotion, etc.) ultimately make it into your blood stream. After years of frustration with products that didn't really do the job, I had turned to deodorant stones or crystals. Place a mason jar with the coconut oil and shea butter in a pot of water on the stove. This deodorant successfully keeps you dry and feeling fresh for a long period of time.
Had to make a couple of changes as the coconut oil was difficult to remove from his clothing,so used kokum butter as it aborbs quicker into the skin and doesn't leave a grease feel which he did not like,and added arrowroot and bentonite clay to help aborb better and detox his body as well.
If you have very sensitive skin, try substituting arrowroot for the baking soda or for a portion of the baking soda. Ive used it and its quite good mine is a poodle so doesn't get a doggy smell just one thing i dont find it leaves her glossy very clean but not glossy and i think we now need to make a homemade conditioner. I have one like this from Target and use it for all my essential oil concoctions. I don't smell it at all in my deodorant and I have a very strong sense of smell! A company that makes a natural deodorant emailed me this: Corn starch can contain many chemicals and alum salts from the soil." I use arrowroot powder now - but honestly, I'm not sure it's working quite as well. Mix about 1/4 c. baking soda and 1/4 c. cornstarch or arrowroot starch in a small bowl.
Baking POWDER, however, can contain aluminum, and that is where the confusion comes in. Apparently baking soda manufacturers were getting so tired of clarifying this to customers that they finally printed aluminum free" on the packaging. I'm going to try making some more tonight, but I'm going to halve the baking soda and replace it with bentonite clay. In those cases, we typically recommend a different formula using arrowroot powder or a milder absorbing ingredient instead of baking soda because it is not as granular," she says. I've searched for a good homemade deodorant recipe that actually works then it led me to your site.
Great for fighting odor and for moisture, coconut oil was is the key binding ingredient for the dry powders. I like to keep things simple, with that in mind here is a great, extremely easy to make and use homemade deodorant with coconut oil
deodorant for men and women that is as easy as shaking a box. This simple, homemade recipe works better than any other product I've ever used!