Unfortunately, about 8 months in to my new blissful homemade deodorant life, I started getting a painful rash on my armpits. Once I had a gallon of the stuff, it was time to make a real mimicked deodorant by adding coconut oil to the baking soda and cornstarch mixture. I accidentally added non-aluminum baking powder instead of baking soda… The deodorant is rising and foaming/fizzing. If you whip the coconut oil with a hand mixer or kitchen aid and then beat in the baking soda you get a lighter creamier mix that works well in the kind of deodorant dispenser they put gel deodorant in. See, coconut oil melts at about 72 degrees F — the temperature of a moderately warm summer day.
But rather than just consider this post a casualty
of the Great Move, I knew I had to write it. For my homemade deodorant went through the greatest test deodorant can undergo: packing up an entire apartment in Hawai'i, in the middle of August, in high humidity, with no air conditioning, and being too tired to shower for days on end because what's the point because I'm just going to get hot and sweaty again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.
Also, I'm trying 92 degree coconut oil for summer deodorants since the 76 tends to get runny when it gets hot. I like this in particular because no more plastic (deodorant containers) going into the landfill. Likewise, my sister tried some natural deodorants without luck, until she bought one with tea tree oil. One of the main reasons why many people decided to switch from stick deodorant to gel is because of the crumbles, balls and flakes it produces when you sweat. If the scent is too strong, add more starch (1 to 2 parts) and baking soda (1 part). I learned the obvious, that whatever form the ingredients take on at room temperature will influence the final form of the cooled deodorant. The many trace minerals in Calcium Bentonite Clay are fused together into a super compound structure known as a clay particle, which cannot break down and cannot be absorbed by your body".
I put it on every few days until the rash was so bad I couldn't stand it. I left off wearing deodorant for the next week, but then I applied a tiny amount of the leftovers from the stick I purchased. I'm not sure if this has already been addressed but you can get unscented coconut oil - look in the cooking oil section as well as cosmetics. Then I decided to try natural deodorant and used the Tom's brand with some success.
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've been no poo for a year and a half and have wanted to try natural deodorant. Once the shea butter and coconut oil melt, add the the beeswax and stir frequently until all the ingredients are liquid. But I could see how more sensitive skin might have problems with this much baking soda. The ones shown in the picture can be ordered from I make and sell a number of natural products and anytime I make a foot balm, sunscreen, deodorant etc. Also, bentonite is nonstaining and a pretty neutral color - not sure how green clay would fare! Usage of natural deodorant in these days is getting more familiar almost with all people.
Various factors may influence your choice of deodorant, including deciding between roll-on and stick formulas. Â I put it on after my shower and before bed - I usually wake up feeling stinky, even with deodorant - today I'm noticeably dry and smell only like my new deodorant! This makes enough to fill one stick perfectly — if you need more the recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled, or more! As the coconut oil changes states with the temperature, it gets a little lumpy and needs some stirring. There are all-natural stick deodorant alternatives out there, but many people have mixed results with their actual odor fighting power.
My dropper lids popped straight off (literally pouring oil into the pot) and I ended up with VERY pretty-smelling deodorant, slightly softer than I prefer because of the extra oil content. I've also read about spray-on deodorant just on an as-needed basis…basically a TTO spritz that will help take away the stinkiness from bacteria. Readers, I'd love to hear in the comments about your experiences with this recipe and even other natural or homemade deodorants! Extra virgin olive oil has antifungal properties like coconut oil so I don't see why it wouldn't work. We have been using this natural deodorant since we found out we were allergic to corn. I make a similar deodourant at home, the only difference being mine doesn't have bentonite clay (which I'm definitely going to try).
This mask contain powerful anti oxidants therefore is called the best anti aging homemade cream, you can apply this mask 2 or 3 times a week. This buttery topping " (as it's called on manufacturers' websites) is typically made mainly from hydrogenated soybean oil (a trans fat), artificial flavoring, beta carotene for color, and preservatives.