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Topic: Homemade Deodorant - (that works!)  (Read 8930 times)
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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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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2013 08:30:22 AM »

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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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2013 01:41:51 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.

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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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2013 04:41:11 PM »

I'm going to try this Smiley
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