Testing: DIY Baking Soda Deodorant

Testing: DIY Baking Soda Deodorant

    This spring I've been trying out the home-made baking soda + coconut oil deodorant. I used this recipe from How About Orange, but I substituted the arrowroot powder with cornstarch because I couldn't find any arrowroot powder. Oh, and I used much smaller quantities of everything. The deodorant is really easy and quick to make!
    First problem: the deodorant is often very solid with the temperatures I had here. I ended up adding a little spatula to the container so that I could get out a bit of the deodorant without having to use my nails. Once in my hands, it melts almost immediately and is easy to apply.
    Now to the most important part: does it work? The answer is yes. The baking soda + coconut oil deodorant keeps the stinkies away, even during workouts.
      However, after two months of this deodorant I went back to my trusty crystal stick for two reasons: firstly, the baking soda left white residue on my armpits, so I couldn't use it when I wore sleeveless tops. Secondly, the baking soda started drying up my armpit skin.

     The bottom line? I will stick to my crystal, as it didn't work that well for me. But if you are looking for a low-cost and natural deodorant this one is worth trying out, especially in the colder months.

     Have you every tried out this deodorant or a similar one? Did it work for you?

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