Homemade Deodorant

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I have seen this on Pinterest for months now and vowed when my deodorant died (you know you use it and it falls out onto the floor and no back up) I would make it.  Well that finally happened this morning.  I told Jeff I really wanted to try making my own and to pick up some more Coconut Oil at the store so I can try it.The recipe I used was from Homestead Revival.  I did not add the essential oil (I happen to love the smell of coconut oil) and it took 5 minutes to make.

Ingredients :
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Corn Starch
5-6TBSP Coconut Oil
Essential Oil (Optional)
Mixed everything in a bowl with a fork.  Place in a container.

Since I tried it for the first time today I honestly don’t know how it really works (gardening, working out, etc.)  I used a dab on my finger tips and just rubbed it on there. The oil does feel a little weird at first but the baking soda and the cornstarch seem to be doing their magic.  The smell of the coconut oil isn’t overpowering it is a very pleasant clean smell.

UPDATE 4/17/12:  LOVE IT!  I did the real test of using it in the garden (one arm had commercial deodorant and the other this one – this was MUCH better no need to reapply), camping and our daily walk.  I did have to put it in the fridge to harden it, has been quite warm but even in “liquid form” it still works great!


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