Homemade Summer Deodorant (That Won't Melt In Your Cupboard)

I've been using my own homemade deodorant for about three years now, to my complete satisfaction. But in the back of my mind was something I read a couple years ago on Passionate Homemaking's popular homemade deodorant post: she said she had issues with smelling and after using the deodorant, she didn't smell anymore. Companies just use the confusion between baking soda and baking powder to market baking soda as aluminum-free" so they can charge more for it. Candida can be very hard to get rid of, but taking coconut oil is effective, healthy, and tastes good! I just posted about my homemade deodorant here -/2013/08/ , I absolutely love it, it's not too liquidity and smells great! It might sound like a lot of essential oil, but this deodorant needs to be strong because you don't use a large quantity of it, just a few drops of EO actually goes on your skin with each use. In addition to this I began doing bentonite clay detox on my underarms a couple times a week.

Various factors may influence your choice of deodorant, including deciding between roll-on and stick formulas.  I put it on after my shower and before bed - I usually wake up feeling stinky, even with deodorant - today I'm noticeably dry and smell only like my new deodorant! This makes enough to fill one stick perfectly — if you need more the recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled, or more! As the coconut oil changes states with the temperature, it gets a little lumpy and needs some stirring. There are all-natural stick deodorant alternatives out there, but many people have mixed results with their actual odor fighting power.

Also, I'm trying 92 degree coconut oil for summer deodorants since the 76 tends to get runny when it gets hot. I like this in particular because no more plastic (deodorant containers) going into the landfill. Likewise, my sister tried some natural deodorants without luck, until she bought one with tea tree oil. One of the main reasons why many people decided to switch from stick deodorant to gel is because of the crumbles, balls and flakes it produces when you sweat. If the scent is too strong, add more starch (1 to 2 parts) and baking soda (1 part). I learned the obvious, that whatever form the ingredients take on at room temperature will influence the final form of the cooled deodorant. The many trace minerals in Calcium Bentonite Clay are fused together into a super compound structure known as a clay particle, which cannot break down and cannot be absorbed by your body".

Make sure not to apply this Homemade Magnesium Deodorant, or any magnesium oil for that matter, to any part of your skin right after you shave because it will sting and create a bit of a burning sensation. While it wasn't a stick of regular deo for sure, it did do pretty well against my extremely sweaty body.

I never really noticed that I smelt bad and I get close and willing friends to smell my armpits from time to time to check whether the deodorant works and they didn't notice any bad odours. If your sweating problem is becoming so embarrassing that its causing stains on your clothing, apply your deodorant as usual and dab a little talcum powder to the area. This homemade deodorant for sensitive skin recipe really worked for him except for one small issue…it was very hard and difficult to get out of the jar in our freezing cold home. You must have heard of how aluminum in deodorant is said to cause breast cancer. Let him know that it's probably time to start wearing deodorant and offer to take him shopping before instructing him on how to use it. Antiperspirant, for instance, should be applied at night, notes the Mayo Clinic website. Fact: Even my manly-man Stuart has been using this deodorant and we have had NO smellies.

Now that you know how to make homemade deodorant go and make yourself a batch, and keep your pits stink free without all those extra chemicals. The starch and baking soda help absorb sweat and the shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil help to moisturize your skin. Coconut oil has some nice antimicrobial properties that help shelf life and curb odor, but if you know your skin doesn't like it, you could try jojoba oil instead — which mimics human sebum. The problem with bentonite clay is it turns dark gray when wet and all the arm pits of my shirts turned black :-(. That is probably the best solution if you're hoping to use it in a deodorant stick container. Even if your natural deodorant is made up of all essential oils, alcohol could be lurking in the ingredients.

Gel-based roll-ons may leave your skin with an immediate wet feeling, but keep in mind that your armpits may never be completely dry the whole day, as deodorant doesn't block pores to prevent sweat like an antiperspirant does. I messed up the recipe, though…I ordered some form of liquid bentonite by mistake (the consistency of yogurt) instead of the powdered clay. The witch hazel and alcohol are very cheap to buy bottles of and you will use them when you make your next supply of natural deodorant. After wearing the deodorant in more extreme situations, I didn't feel the need to switch back to my usual nonnatural sticks. Even so-called natural" brands of deodorant can contain ingredients that are less than stellar for your health. The only way my husband could get the concrete (er, deodorant) out of the jar was to stand there with a hair dryer for a few minutes to warm it up!

Made by cold pressing the rind of fresh lemons, lemon essential oil smells intoxicatingly like a fresh, ripe lemon. I may play around with adding more beeswax next time, too — especially for a summer batch. I was in Thailand when this happened, and not wearing deodorant in 95 degree heat with 100% humidity is risky. I would stick to essential oils, the point being to eliminate any artificial ingredients. Be sure to buy pure beeswax only, as all other types are made with petroleum byproducts.