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cinnamon teal
« on: July 19, 2010 08:18:20 PM »

Hey there! Since the summer heat kicked in, I've been on a quest for the perfect deodorant. I'm looking for a deodorant that's gentle on my sensitive skin and that works. Yes, I am one of those women who really does stink without deodorant. I've tried a few natural deodorants but I've had no luck so far.

So, I'm trying out a DIY recipe to make my own! The recipe I've made contains baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil and essential oil - lavender in this case. I just made it tonight. If your interested, let me know, and I'll keep you updated on how it works for me.

For those of you who have made your own deodorant, does it work for you? Do you like it? Have you found ingredients that work for you and ones that don't? I'd love to hear about it!
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LovieDovieAnn
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010 05:39:20 AM »

I've never tried natural deodorant, but part of me thinks tea tree oil would be a great addition as it would kill off a lot of the odor causing bacteria.
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sarahtar
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 01:30:59 PM »

I make my own, though i notice that as long as I'm eating well and don't have PMS, my odor is not bad or strong, so I actually rarely use it at this point. It's of course not an antiperspirant.  http://blvddesigns.wallypop.net/?p=157  I use Amy's recipe from Angry Chicken blog.
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010 01:48:12 PM »

Thanks for the comments! So far my homemade deodorant is working fine. But I've just been hanging out at home, so it's not the best test.

I've never tried natural deodorant, but part of me thinks tea tree oil would be a great addition as it would kill off a lot of the odor causing bacteria.

I'm not a big fan of the smell of tea tree oil, but I think you're right. It would probably be great in deodorant.

I make my own, though i notice that as long as I'm eating well and don't have PMS, my odor is not bad or strong, so I actually rarely use it at this point. It's of course not an antiperspirant.  http://blvddesigns.wallypop.net/?p=157  I use Amy's recipe from Angry Chicken blog.

I'm jealous of your lack of stink! Cheesy I eat well, too (lots of organic veggies, not a lot of meat, whole grains, etc.), but if I forget to put on deodorant, I can definitely tell.

How's the texture on the angry chicken recipe? I used coconut oil and it feels very moist and a bit slippery when I put it on.
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Lindylu
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010 10:28:12 PM »

You can buy a product called Tinosan which destroys the odor causing bacteria.  I add it to a solid lotion bar recipe and then scent however you would want.  It's a big seller for me.....
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010 12:18:43 AM »

Thanks for the info, Lindylu. I'll check it out.

I've been using my DIY deodorant for the last week and a half and so far it seems to be working fine. It's held up throughout all day errand runs and walking the dog in 80+ degree heat. I think it's a winner! I really like the lavender scent, too. I'm thinking about making a batch with tea tree oil for my hubbers to try.
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Lindylu
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 09:43:19 AM »

The other thing you can do is if you find that you're really sweating is dust on some cornstarch to absorb the dampness.  And you're welcome...
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