homemade deodorant...

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  1. michelleIL

    michelleIL tryna be His

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    anyone ever make that?
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    All I ever use anymore is baking soda. Rub it on after a shower. I have a recipe somewhere for one that you can mix up, but the baking soda works so well, I haven't bothered with anything else. I won't use anti persperant because I don't want the toxins that my body is trying to rid itself of. What is interesting, is that when I'm outside a lot in the country, after a while I don't need anything for deoderizing. But let me go to town and MAN I can tell the difference.
     

  3. OD

    OD Well-Known Member

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    We use zinc oxide paste. It works really well & contains no dangerous chemicals.
     
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    Here's a simple recipe I found but haven't tried yet. I wonder if you exchanged the petroleum jelly for beeswax if it would work as a solid? Let us know if you find one you like.

    Cream Deodorant
    1 part petroleum jelly
    1 part cornstarch
    1 part baking soda
    Few drops favorite perfume

    Store in a small jar

    Carol M
     
  5. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    I think if you used beeswax you would need to add some oil or it would be too hard to apply.

    I wouldn't use petroleum jelly because it clogs the pores.
     
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    I've noticed since I've been on an alkalizing diet ( I was quite acid) that I can sweat a bunch and not have a smell. I used to be unpleasant after doing some work outside. :eek: