Homemade deodorant.

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  1. kdalton324

    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a simple recipe for homemade deodorant that doesn't include baking soda or coconut oil. I can find recipes for one but not both. Or do you know a good substitute for coconut oil in this situation.
     
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    Nsoitgoes Well-Known Member

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    You could probably sub Shea butter or cocoa butter for the coconut oil. It is the baking soda which acts as the deodorant, but you might be able to sub something like cornstarch or arrowroot powder then use bacteriostatic essential oils such as tee tree, rosemary or oregano?
     

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    Why do you make it?
     
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    My wife users arrow root powder and olive oil. It works great.
     
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    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

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    There are three main reasons we make it own deodorant.

    1 it doesn't contain chemicals like store bought.
    2 control ingredients and smell because my son has many life threatening allergies.
    3 we can't afford to buy the high quality deodorant