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Old 08-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #21
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Using my own homemade deodorant would be a huge change for me, I never knew this many women did it! Okay that's it, I'm inspired to give it a shot

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #22
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So, I made up a batch a couple of weeks ago, and I've been loving it! I gave a small tube to my older DD, and she likes it, too. I can dig out my recipe if anyone is interested.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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I'm another fan/user of equal parts unrefined coconut oil, baking soda, and cornstarch. Changed my life. I can't use store-bought deodorant - even if all the chemicals didn't weird me out, the fact is they don't work for me. And the "natural" deodorants are a joke for me. But this works wonderfully! My 12 & 9 yr old use it as well. I usually have to chase them down to remind them. I was feeling lazy today and didn't do this. Oh man did they ever smell!
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I'm having trouble getting the right amounts of all the ingredients. I'm pretty sensitive to the baking soda, but if I "water it down" with the coconut oil, I stink. Anyone else have this problem and find a solution?
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I'm having trouble getting the right amounts of all the ingredients. I'm pretty sensitive to the baking soda, but if I "water it down" with the coconut oil, I stink. Anyone else have this problem and find a solution?
Hmmm, I use 2.5 tbps of cocnut oil, 1/8 cup cornstarch, 1/16 c baking soda. Are you sure its the baking soda? I have read that certain ppl are allergic to the cornstarch and use arrowroot powder.
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Hmmm, I use 2.5 tbps of cocnut oil, 1/8 cup cornstarch, 1/16 c baking soda. Are you sure its the baking soda? I have read that certain ppl are allergic to the cornstarch and use arrowroot powder.
I used the crunchy Betty recipe, but I'm pretty sure there was a lot more BS than that. I'll try your recipe, thank you! And good to know about arrowroot powder
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is there a way to make it a harder consistency? i know coconut oil can be soft
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #28
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i never thought of using a lemon good idea when im in a pinch i use baby powder
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Yes, i uused hers too but cut the bs in half. Also she posted another post on several other deoderant recipes.did you see that?

I know mine is very liquidy, i keep it in a small glass jar and stir and apply with my finger, but lotsa pppl pour into an old deo container stick and keep in the fridge. I may try that.
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I will have to try this. Can I also apply this under my breasts? Is it sticky? I ask because I am a runner. I sweat a lot. I need something that will help with the sweaty smell.
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