Toxic Citrus Deodorant
Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Don't throw your deodorant out though, just reheat it and add more of the other ingredients without adding more essential oils. The key to the new version of this recipe is to make sure the beeswax is completely melted into the coconut oil before adding the other ingredients. I was just wondering if this would be good to use with a young child (2.5YO) - I'm just not sure whether the baking soda would be too abrasive for milk teeth. The shea butter will be the next one I try, but if beeswax works for you, I'll go for it too. It was probably the baking soda that caused the intense burning sensation I had the first night (after applying it directly after shaving). I have made a similar deodorant that I continue to tweek for the past few years. This time I used lavender essential oil but will have to make something more manly" smelling although my wife loves using this.
I double the recipe and I double the amount of baking soda when I make it and I store this in small sized mason style jars for easy application after I shower. This deodorant won't have the same antiperspirant properties that some deodorants have, but it will keep you smelling good all day with only minimal use.
Lately I've noticed a growing interest online and among friends in making homemade deodorant, but I always dismissed it as being another ineffective natural deodorant that wouldn't keep smell or wetness at bay. I decided I'd mix an equal part of cornstarch in with the baking soda, for dryness. Baking soda is super cheap so I'll ignore the cost of the baking soda and essential oils. But even still, I store this homemade deodorant in a glass jar and it doesn't melt. Baking soda is a common ingredient in homemade deodorant, but it can be a skin irritant. I just added a little olive oil to moisturise and used totally unscented soap and it worked a treat, my pugs one happy boy!
Main ingredients are easily sourced or often found in the home, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. This recipe works best with a liquid oil, so coconut oil will work great in the summer, but I'm not sure how solid the deodorant will feel in winter. I have crystal deodorant in my bathroom and love it... Thanks for your great lens and congrats for your LOTD! I don't like the idea of blocking my sweat glands, so I prefer to use a natural deodorant. I was going to buy some oatmeal shampoo, but then I did a google search and came across this homemade remedy. Be careful to only twist up a little bit of the deodorant before putting it on, especially in the summer when it's soft.
Ever since I started making (and using) coconut oil based deodorant, my transpiration issues went away and my skin is soft and healthy. Furthermore, bentonite clay has a very fine velvet-like texture, is odorless and non-staining, which are all important qualities for a deodorant.
I've been using this type of home made deodorant for about three years.Â At the start I developed itchy red bumps under my armpits, though didn't get the peeling you've described.Â After much experimenting I found that modifying the dry ingredients to 1 part baking soda to 3 parts arrowroot/cornstarch fixed the problem.
I very recently made my first batch of your deodorant down in Florida while we were there on vacation…a small batch (1/8 cup each of baking soda and arrowroot powder and 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil that I first softened in the sun out on the patio-a window sill should work too).