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« on: March 06, 2011 03:32:40 PM »

Ingredients: 1/4 baking soda, 1/4 cornstarch and  5 tablespooons of coconut oil
mix together and store in a jar or used deodorant container.
This works really well and held up during my Zumba workout.
you can check it out on
http://greenbuggg.blogspot.com/2011/03/handmade-deodorant.html
 

My inspiration came from http://www.tammysrecipes.com/homemade_deodorant_recipe
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 04:08:36 PM »

Do you think you could you use another oil besides coconut? Really great idea, I've been wanting to switch to a natural deodorant.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011 06:15:39 PM »

I'm no expert, but I bet you could use tea tree oil.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011 07:16:26 PM »

This is roughly the same deodorant recipe I use! It's awesome and even lasts more than a day (for those days when you are feeling too lazy to shower).  Tongue
I made it without the starch once and man did the baking soda burn my pits without the starch buffer!


You can use any vegetable oil in place of the coconut oil (I use olive).

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is very concentrated and should only be used in small amounts. I've added a few drops of lavender oil to this recipe for fragrance.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011 10:46:07 PM »

Cool man, I have to try this! I haven't seen any containers to put it in like that in Australia though...
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011 02:41:05 PM »

I'm no expert, but I bet you could use tea tree oil.

You could add a few drops of tea tree oil but it would not be a substitute for coconut oil.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011 09:08:19 PM »

Do you think you could you use another oil besides coconut? Really great idea, I've been wanting to switch to a natural deodorant.

You could use palm kernal or babassu potentially.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011 04:53:00 AM »

I'm no expert, but I bet you could use tea tree oil.

Just a bit of a warning tho....tea tree oil tends to start disolving plastics.  It makes stiff plastic go all gooey and rubbery
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011 10:55:21 AM »

i've been trying to find the perfect deodorant recipe. i'll have to try this one.
does this deodorant apply smoothly without coming off in big smears? i find that with most homemade deodorants, the stick easily gets smooshed around when applying.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011 07:30:17 AM »

Trying this!  Since the investment is so small (really, cornstarch and baking soda!), it's silly not to just test it out!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011 01:01:43 PM »

it really does work. I have used it for a little. Noticed a difference the first day. I have had trouble finding a good deodorant that lasts. I have done some strenuous work while using this, not one odor issue. Lasts more than a day.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011 09:27:33 AM »

i am def making this. i am so sick of store bought deodorants. i think i will try it with olive oil, because coconut is so stupidly expensive in my neck of the woods.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011 02:59:37 PM »

 Smiley Just wanted to add that it is brilliant and i am so happy i don't need to buy a new chemical deodorant.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011 11:41:29 AM »

Cool man, I have to try this! I haven't seen any containers to put it in like that in Australia though...

all that is, is an empty deodorant container.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011 08:23:02 PM »

I am coursed with eczema Cry. All the new 24 hour deodorants trigger it. The rash spreads everywhere and lasts up to 3 to 4 weeks sometimes. Just from using a new deodorant one time I feel like I slept in a ant hill.Hopefully this won't irritate my skin.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2011 08:51:21 AM »

I may have to try this
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2011 08:14:48 PM »

The only deodorant that works for me at the moment is Old Spice, original. I can't wait to try this, plus I have all the ingredients. Is that 1/4 cup?
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011 09:28:42 PM »

My mom was just complaining that her deoderant isnt working for her anymore. I wonder if something like this will solve her problem.
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2011 04:45:51 PM »

I saw this same recipe a few months ago and tried it.  It does actually work!  Keep in mind that it isn't anti-perspirant, so if you're used to that your underarms might feel a little wet (but not smelly, at least).  It makes your underarms soft too, so that's an added bonus Grin  The only issue I had with it is that it melted.  I tried to keep it in the fridge, but that was way too much of a cool shock in the morning for me...but then again some people might find it refreshing!
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2011 05:29:16 PM »

I saw this same recipe a few months ago and tried it.  It does actually work!  Keep in mind that it isn't anti-perspirant, so if you're used to that your underarms might feel a little wet (but not smelly, at least).  It makes your underarms soft too, so that's an added bonus Grin  The only issue I had with it is that it melted.  I tried to keep it in the fridge, but that was way too much of a cool shock in the morning for me...but then again some people might find it refreshing!

You might want to try another coconut oil...I think the kind I usually buy is coconut 76 (or something like that). The number is what temperature it melts at. There's a 98 or something that might be perfect for this!
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011 09:58:57 AM »

I will definitely have to try this.  I've been looking for a natural alternative to regular antiperspirant deodorant because of all the horror stories I've heard of it causing cancer.  Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2011 11:27:08 AM »

I've been using this (slightly modified, I do add a few drops of tea tree oil for anti-smelly-bacterial purposes) and I love it. Only a couple times in the summer did I feel the need to reapply, and sometimes when I've been lazy on the weekend and didn't shower for a couple days, I didn't have to reapply it at all the 2nd day. of course that's only if I was at home, indoors, doing nothing, being lazy as I mentioned Tongue  The funny thing is... I sweat LESS now that I'm not using an antiperspirant. Interesting no??
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2011 12:20:40 AM »

love it!! can't wait to try it!
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2011 06:26:12 PM »

I am going to try making this with pure shea butter instead of coconut oil. Similar texture but shea seems to have a higher melting point (sort of just melts on your skin but is solid otherwise). I'll update you next month when I'm able to stick it in my old deo container.
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2011 01:14:08 PM »

Definitly going to try this. I think it's ridiculous to spend $4 on a bar of something that goes into your armpits.
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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2011 12:01:18 PM »

The only issue I had with it is that it melted.  I tried to keep it in the fridge, but that was way too much of a cool shock in the morning for me...but then again some people might find it refreshing!

In another thread here, people have talked about microwaving or heating it up so that the cornstarch binds together and then it supposedly doesn't melt.
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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2011 06:33:40 AM »

perhaps I can try this. it will be of great help for my budget.
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« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2011 11:14:44 AM »

What a fabulous idea! Homemade deodorant had never occurred to me, I am going to have to try this... thanks for posting the recipe!
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2011 07:14:29 PM »

This stuff really does work. I have been making my own deodorant for a while now!
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2012 05:42:19 PM »

Thank you for sharing this. I'll have to try it. It's so simple!
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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2012 05:29:10 PM »

I just made this today! All the ingredients cost me around $10 at Walmart. I made enough to last at least three months if not longer!
And I have enough supplies to make enough deodorant to last me a few years...
Just remember to look for coconut oil in the baking isle!
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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2013 12:02:13 PM »

I wanted to let you know I made this and it came out terrific! I thought my coconut oil was too squishy, but it did harden up some. I just put mine in a mason jar and apply by hand but next time, I'm going to put it in the tube. The crappy Lady Speed Stick I was using was making my allergies awful. This stuff is chemical free and much easier on the allergies! I did a few drops of eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oils for anti-bacterial properties and it smells so pleasant but doesn't make me sneeze. A little of it rubbed off on my clothes, but not any more than anti per spirants from the drugstore. Love it!  Thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2013 08:28:46 AM »

Sorry to be harsh and o.k., maybe I'm spoiled by my crystal deodorant, but this is just horrible.

1. White stuff everywhere
2. Greasy
3. Irritates my skin (with the PH of baking soda and my sensitive skin, I'm not surprised)
4. Doesn't work, in fact, seems to make me sweat worse (and doesn't make me smell any less).
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I am coursed with eczema Cry. All the new 24 hour deodorants trigger it. The rash spreads everywhere and lasts up to 3 to 4 weeks sometimes. Just from using a new deodorant one time I feel like I slept in a ant hill.Hopefully this won't irritate my skin.

Try crystal deodorant (alum), at least that stuff doesn't leave stains on everything. And works significantly better than this after your body adjusts to it, and doesn't disrupt the Ph of your skin.
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2013 10:28:49 PM »

Sorry to be harsh and o.k., maybe I'm spoiled by my crystal deodorant, but this is just horrible.

1. White stuff everywhere
2. Greasy
3. Irritates my skin (with the PH of baking soda and my sensitive skin, I'm not surprised)
4. Doesn't work, in fact, seems to make me sweat worse (and doesn't make me smell any less).

Well, by definition a deodorant doesn't make you sweat less, that's what an anti-perspirant is for.
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« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2013 08:01:36 AM »

Well, by definition a deodorant doesn't make you sweat less, that's what an anti-perspirant is for.

Well duh. But it's not supposed to make you sweat worse, or smell bad quicker than without any. Maybe it's just my skin's reaction to the soda, I don't know but I washed it off after an hour-two tops yesterday and my armpits still felt itchy this morning. Granted it's hot here, but still, that's not supposed to be... Lips sealed
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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2013 09:33:38 PM »

I'm not sure the "duh" is necessary , by what you said it's clear that you expected it to make you sweat less ("in fact, it seems to make me sweat worse"). If you had said "it doesn't work, it seems to make me smell worse," then it would sound like you understood the definition.
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I'm not sure the "duh" is necessary , by what you said it's clear that you expected it to make you sweat less ("in fact, it seems to make me sweat worse"). If you had said "it doesn't work, it seems to make me smell worse," then it would sound like you understood the definition.

Not sure I want to take this thread off-topic (from the comments, it looks like other people's bodies react positively to it, and whatever works for everyone, right), but I'll just clarify my train of thought and then stop about this. I wrote: "4. Doesn't work, in fact, seems to make me sweat worse (and doesn't make me smell any less).". The doesn't work bit regards the deodorant effect, the sweating worse is what I noticed on top of that and then I added the bit between the brackets because I felt the sentence should clarify what I mean by that it doesn't work. Seeing how deodorant (de-odour-ant) originates from a very different root from antipersperant (anti-persper(ation)-ant) I didn't really see how there can be any confusion at the time, but apparently there can, so thanks for calling my attention to that. Not being a native speaker has its limitations, I guess: in my native tongue that sentence construction would work easily.

You're absolutely right to distinguish between the two, of course; while antipersperants can have their function (for instance in people with extremely sweaty hands, where shaking hands is a problem, or during long travels where you can't rightly change your shirt), the whole idea of deliberately blocking your pores is a bit, well, unnatural.
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I'm going to try this Smiley
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