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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2010 08:22:53 PM »

This is awesome. I`m really bothered by the usual type of deodorant (more the thought of putting potentially damaging substances on my body every day just to than because it bothers my skin) and I can`t wait to try this.Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2010 12:03:01 PM »

I have a question about the hardening/heating. If I wanted to put this into one of my old deodorant containers, do I heat the mixture before jamming it into the container or heat it in the container?
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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2010 05:57:29 PM »

Thanks for posting this recipe, girlonbike!  My mom might really like this, she's not a fan of store-bought antiperspirants.

One question though, the oil in it doesn't cause it to stain your clothes at all, does it? 
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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2010 06:16:41 PM »

I tried using baking soda and cornstarch as deodorant. It didn't work for me. Around 3 to 5 o'clockish I smelled a faint smell of, well, you know. I checked with some of my friends who make variations of homemade deodorant. It seems that its success varies with your body chemistry.

I should also add that most aluminum filled stick deodorants don't work for me either  Undecided There's one brand that works for me and that one's clinical strength.
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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2010 11:49:30 PM »

Germanica, have you tried pit putty? I've heard awesome things about their deodorant and they have a guarantee that if it doesn't work, they'll replace it with another of their deodorants until they find one that works. I haven't tried it yet myself, but it was going to be my next bet if the homemade variety didn't work.

Has anyone else had problems with grease stains from the coconut oil? Is there another base that would work without damaging my tops?
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2010 08:27:57 AM »

i don't have a dehydrator... what about heating on the stove?

I've also popped it in the microwave for about 2-3 min and it came out just fine. Basically just any form of heat will do. (this is if you are using corn starch, the cornstarch activates and thickens with the heat)
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2010 08:29:32 AM »

I have a question about the hardening/heating. If I wanted to put this into one of my old deodorant containers, do I heat the mixture before jamming it into the container or heat it in the container?

Jam it in the container, then heat the whole thing.
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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2010 08:31:13 AM »

Thanks for posting this recipe, girlonbike!  My mom might really like this, she's not a fan of store-bought antiperspirants.

One question though, the oil in it doesn't cause it to stain your clothes at all, does it? 

I've never had a problem with staining while using this deodorant. It can leave white residue (that washes away) if you don't use enough coconut oil though.
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« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2010 08:34:40 AM »

I tried using baking soda and cornstarch as deodorant. It didn't work for me. Around 3 to 5 o'clockish I smelled a faint smell of, well, you know. I checked with some of my friends who make variations of homemade deodorant. It seems that its success varies with your body chemistry.

I should also add that most aluminum filled stick deodorants don't work for me either  Undecided There's one brand that works for me and that one's clinical strength.

I know what you mean, I too am a clinical strength girl. I sweat like nobodys business. This recipe works for me because of the Tea Tree Oil. It is anti bacterial so it kills all the stink. It doesn't stop you from sweating but it does stop you from smelling. I highly recommend trying this recipe including the tea tree oil. You might even want to try 1/2 tsp of tea tree oil instead of 1/4. You might just be surprised. 

Lately I've been upping the tea tree oil, adding other lovely scents as well and using a little bit less coconut oil. I'm very happy. This recipe is great because you can mess with it a bit and make it work great for you and your body.
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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2010 01:31:50 PM »

Wow! I'm so going to try this! I stopped wearing deodorant in jr high, and it wasn't a problem, but now i live in Texas and well it's hot, but I still refuse to put all those chemicals in my armpits >< this sounds like the perfect solution!
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