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?