It was about ten years ago that I first heard someone say, I don't use antiperspirant any more, its bad for you, and we're supposed
to sweat," (or something like that). It is baking powder that you need to watch out for and only buy aluminum-free versions, but baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate and has never contained aluminum. EHow has several different recipes for the do-it-yourself deodorant - you can either simply dab it on or boil it down with some cornstarch and beeswax and create your own stick. Unlike traditional antiperspirants, natural deodorants are usually made without aluminum, parabens and phthalates, which are ingredients that can be found in your common stick of deo.
Also, I think the mixture should still work without the solid state (that's just the beeswax) since it's rubbed into the skin. I should note that I am referring to essential oil, which is much stronger, than say a flavoring or aroma oil is. Before I found this, I tried pretty much every natural commercial product (the crystal stick , natural brands like this , and sprays like this ) Everything made me breakout. The coconut oil soothes the skin and works as a natural fungus and bacteria fighter. I'm considering switching to either kokum or shea butter from my usual coconut oil based bodycare, but I'm not quite whether or not they're affected by summer temperatures, and if they are — what the amounts of beeswax I should add to them are. Baking soda absorbs odors, and you probably don't want it pre-absorbing any odors before you put it on your body. You can really use any scent you like but I think the vanilla is soft and sweet and goes well with the coconut.
I've been meaning to make a recipe for sensitive skin (and test it on my husband who is super sensitive to baking soda!) for those who have a reaction like you described. Thank you so much for this recipe…I had been looking for one that combined bentonite with the beeswax as most of the bentonite recipes were creams instead of solids. Descriptions of homemade remedies that I found on Pinterest for acne scarring, teeth whitening, and cellulite.
Common brands of men's deodorant found in drugstores that do not contain aluminum include Old Spice Classic Deodorant Stick, Speed Stick Classic Scent Deodorant and Arm & Hammer Ultramax Deodorant. This recipe fit perfectly into it. Just be aware that the coconut oil will melt at warm temperatures so don't leave it in your hand bag in the car. Feel free to experiment and combine other bases and essential oils with the magnesium oil in this Homemade Deodorant recipe
. If ur dog has ticks, the oil will dislodge them & suffocate them & with the following shampooing, they will be dispensed with. I continued using baking soda exclusively for a month or two until my mom gave me a gorgeous powder puff container that she had sitting in her cupboard.
Coconut oil has a 76-degree melt-point, which means it turns to liquid in the summer. I checked out the deodorant I made, and I noticed it looked as though the shea butter and beeswax had mostly risen to the top, whereas the coconut oil and baking soda had mostly sunk to the bottom. You can definitely try melting the coconut oil prior to mixing your ingredients or adding additional coconut oil until you reach the consistency that's best for you! I haven't tried baking soda yet, but I think I will since I have all the ingredients and I don't have anything to lose.
Mix equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch and add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture to give it your personal scent. You can just mix this up and put it in an old deodorant dispenser and keep it in the fridge. The coconut oil isn't the essential part so you can play around with the oil/fat part of the recipe. Â˜º hair holds bacteria, so it would even help your deodorant work better, not to mention last longer, if there weren't a lot of hair present for it to have to contend with. Optional: If you'd like a scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil at this time. I've added more baking soda and arrowroot powder (twice) and it still isn't the consistency of yours. For someone with sensitive skin, this deodorant does the job and won't irritate any skin conditions. Although generally I like avoiding chemicals with unproven safety records, aluminum in deodorant is not one of them.
This deodorant is roll on that uses natural whiteners (both papaya and calamansi) to naturally whiten underarms. I don't know if it would control sweat or not, but maybe it would help with sensitivities to the baking soda or cornstarch. While it's great to have a deodorant that doesn't leave residue, the most essential factor in any deodorant is that it protects you from sweat and odor. Yes, since coconut oil has a melting point of 74, it's probably super liquidy for you!
AND theatre costume pro's use slightly water-diluted cheap VODKA to spray clothing to seriously freshen-out body odors and it is kind to most fabrics; also I used it neutralize that weird sweet-ish smell from thrift shops without leaving an odor. I have a few other articles here on HubPages of other homemade natural and organic recipes like homemade body wash, shampoo, conditioner & face wash all-in-one , homemade toothpaste , homemade mouthwash & homemade natural laundry detergent. It's dirt-cheap and next to impossible to exhaust, which means this deodorant won't crap out on you in the middle of the workday. Turns out those old lady deodorant commercials were correct - my new deodorant was apparently pH balanced for a woman not a man.
I've tried adding it to an old deodorant container, but had to keep it in the fridge and didn't like putting on cold deodorant. Or even reduce the baking soda amount, just to see if less baking soda would help. No previous edible or chewable deodorant product appears to have succeeded in getting much of a hold on the market, he added. Just leave the clay out (although it's a great staple ingredient to invest in).