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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010 10:01:52 AM »

I just made mine and it works like a dream. Gross aluminum chloride deodorant never worked this well.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010 05:19:02 PM »

Homemade deodorant?  Who knew?  Can't wait to try it!  Thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010 02:59:43 PM »

Lush makes something similar...they had three hard bars, my fav smelled of lemon and tea tree, and soft bars...my fav was patchouli.
Awesome that you've posted a tutorial, they were my favourite!
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010 12:01:24 PM »

Thanks for posting the recipe.

I've been wanting to make my own deodarant.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2010 02:10:57 PM »

Awesome!!! I'm going to try it sometime and see if it helps I hate how at the drugstore all the deodorants have Aluminum.


Thanks for the recipe!!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2010 08:02:54 AM »

Love this idea!
however, is there another alternative to coconut oil? what other oils would work?
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010 12:36:52 PM »

Can I use a starch other than corn, like tapioca?

I have such an allergy to corn that even the starch gives me a bad reaction.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010 01:51:42 PM »

I'm LOVING this stuff! I made some last night... test run today. Went to work, AC is out (I live in Texas and it's June). I don't stink! Huzzah! And Ginger-

Love this idea!
however, is there another alternative to coconut oil? what other oils would work?

My assumption is that coconut is ideal because it more or less solidifies at room temp, is that correct, girlonbike? I wondered about that, too, but then thought that maybe other oils might be too 'oily'. I'm kind of new to making my own bath and body products, so maybe I got a freak batch of coconut oil, but mine's a soft solid but melts REALLY easily. Maybe the body heat softening the oil makes it go on easier? I dunno, but that would be my guess.
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010 02:59:19 PM »

The easiest to get coconut oil is coconut 76...it melts at 76 degrees, usually stays hard in the winter and is more or less super soft/liquid in the summer.

I haven't tried this recipe, but if you want to use a liquid oil, you could probably add some palm stearic (stearic acid) which is a hard, kind of waxy flake that is basically the "hard" part from solid oils. Just melt together and when it cools it will harden up. It's used in thickening creams and lotions.
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2010 07:05:06 PM »

Good to know. Thanks, MareMare!
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