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    Posted: Nov 21 2012 at 4:36pm
So here's my report. I googled home made deodorant after the suggestions on this thread. I did try baking soda last night, but didn't love the feeling on my skin. This morning I got up early and melted some coconut oil and shea butter and a few drops of lemongrass essential oil (which I use to fragrance my hair concoctions if they don't smell great, BUT I discovered it also has antibacterial properties!). I spread a little on my pits after my shower and they still seem fresh. It is winter and cold weather right now.  The test will be the gym.

I appreciate the suggestions.  Hug
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I've tried baking soda on wet freshly showered skin and it really worked but it made my underarms peel horribly


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I used this spray that my sister bought from Trader Joes. It was a natural deodorant. The ingredients: purified water, mineral salt and an essential oil like lavender for light scent. It was in the summer. It kept me fresh the whole day. I don't know how it holds up when you exercise, but I know I sweat in the summer a bit up under there. I was definitely amazed. I figured I would just make my own because for a 4.5 oz bottle it was quite pricey. I can't find any mineral salt here, so I may just have to have some ordered and sent. 
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Originally posted by Az~Maverick Az~Maverick wrote:

Yes, you can use a mixture of baking soda, corn starch (or arrowroot powder), coconut oil, & your favorite essential oil. Or a half cut lime works well too.


I just made my own deodorant using these ingredients and it works so well. They key is to use more baking soda or cornstarch so the consistency is dry/powdery (if that's what you like). Too much coconut oil makes the solution runny and (in summer months) your deodorant will melt lol.

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You can buy it at Target/Walmart
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I've used straight up baking soda before when I slept over my friend's house and forgot my deodorant. It worked well. I'm not a person who sweats much so there wasn't an issue with perspiration.

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Baking soda or coconut oil are the only things I have tried.
I usually don't wear deodorant in the cooler months...
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Originally posted by lovelybrown lovelybrown wrote:

Thank you for all of the responses.  I have tried the mineral rock and that does not work.

The items labelled deodorant in the supermarket have the alumninum in. I'd be happy for recommendations for the ones without. I don't mean perfumed body sprays though.

How does the lemon/lime thing work. It seems it might be sticky?

I have baking soda - will try that after my shower this evening!

And what do you make your deodorants with Purpulicious?

Thank you all!!!! xxxx


I just put lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it that way. Baking soda works well too, but it irritates/darkens my armpits after a while
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Baking soda mixed with a little water
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Thank you for all of the responses.  I have tried the mineral rock and that does not work.

The items labelled deodorant in the supermarket have the alumninum in. I'd be happy for recommendations for the ones without. I don't mean perfumed body sprays though.

How does the lemon/lime thing work. It seems it might be sticky?

I have baking soda - will try that after my shower this evening!

And what do you make your deodorants with Purpulicious?

Thank you all!!!! xxxx
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