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« on: January 24, 2010 11:48:57 AM »

on my blog: http://girlonbikewrites.blogspot.com/2010/01/homemade-deodorant.html

I recently stumbled across a recipe online for homemade deodorant and decided to give it a try. After some tweaking of the recipe, I am pleased with the results and don't plan on buying the store brand stuff ever again.

Here's what I did:
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*1/4 cup baking soda
*1/3 cup cornstarch
*10 drops or 1/4 tsp tea tree, lavender, &/or your favorite scented oil
(tea tree works best because of it's antibacterial properties)
*1 tbsp+ coconut oil

Mix baking soda & cornstarch in a bowl with the oil or oil blend of your choice. Stir in coconut oil in until its the consistency you like. (mix it quite a bit before adding more)
Shape into disk or smash in to empty deodorant container. The cornstarch needs some heat in order to begin thickening so I put mine in the dehydrator at 145 degrees for about 15 minuets. The bar will be gooey until it cools so try to resist touching it. Once cool it will be firm and easy to handle.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010 09:24:24 AM »

Sweet! I just ran out and I'm definitely going to try this.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010 04:04:47 PM »

Amazing I really want to make some
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010 10:47:24 PM »

I just crammed my hardened bar in to an old deodorant container and like it even better this way. You can twist up only the amount you need and it keeps it all together really well.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010 02:21:52 PM »

This looks great! I'm gonna save the container when my store- bought deoderant runs out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010 09:15:09 AM »

I have tried this recently and I love it! I sweat alot it does not smell anymore.

I used citrus scented oil, but it works just fine for me. 

Thank you so much for sharing! I will never buy a deodorant again.

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010 06:25:08 AM »

What a great idea! I must try this recipe out.

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010 09:32:21 AM »

I'm glad you liked it otukt and that it worked well for you. I am having fun experimenting with different types of scented oils to add to it.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010 09:24:56 PM »

Cool, thanks for sharing your recipe!

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010 08:20:22 AM »

This Rocks ! Thanks for a phalate (etc.) free product ! I've got a house full of little girls who will soon be using deodorant- this will ease my mind greatly !

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