Yes I know it sounds crazy. I hate using my old deodorant now. Last weekend we went camping and all I had was the old stick.
I was sold on the Coconut Deodorant after about a week. I think your body needs time to adjust to the no chemical version. My first batch was awesome! Second batch not so great I was frustrated with the oils I kept getting on my shirts and the stains. Remake of the second batch has been great.
As you will read on other blogs remember it is a deodorant not an antiperspirant and must be reapplied accordingly.
My first attempt link is here. What I found was that it really depends on your skin and your body on what ratios you need. To much baking soda burns the skin. To much oil and a messy liquid as coconut oil is liquid at body temperature.
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup baking soda
- 3 tsp. Corn Starch
- 5-10 drops of essential oil (I use lavender)
Melt the coconut oil, mix in other ingredients, essential oil last. Pour into washed and dried deodorant container and place in freezer until solid.