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Old 08-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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Ok, I am a natural deodorant newbie, and this may be a dumb question....but, how do you apply the coconut oil mixture??
You can either keep it in a jelly jar and dab/ rub it on with your fingers or pour into an old deodorant tube while warm and when it cools it will turn solid. In warmer weather you might need to keep it in the fridge.

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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I use this deodorant recipe. Works well!
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The coconut oil one sounds so interesting. I really wish I could find all my EO since the move.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Re: Homemade deodorant

My cousin poured it into an old deodorant tube. It worked really well. Thanks for all the recipes, ladies! I can't wait to try it out. I'm almost out, so I will be trying it soon.

How much EO do you add?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #15
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My cousin poured it into an old deodorant tube. It worked really well. Thanks for all the recipes, ladies! I can't wait to try it out. I'm almost out, so I will be trying it soon.

How much EO do you add?
That is so smart & creative. great idea.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #16
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Re: Homemade deodorant

We are in TX and keep our thermostat set to 76 or higher, so coconut oil is liquid in my house in the summer. I keep a little jar of the deo on my vanity and stir it with my finger each morning and then paint it on.
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Re: Homemade deodorant

We are in TX and keep our thermostat set to 76 or higher, so coconut oil is liquid in my house in the summer. I keep a little jar of the deo on my vanity and stir it with my finger each morning and then paint it on.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #18
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Re: Homemade deodorant

Originally Posted by indigo152
Ok, I am a natural deodorant newbie, and this may be a dumb question....but, how do you apply the coconut oil mixture??


coconut oil solidifies and liquifys quite easily depending on slight differences in room temperature. that is why you mix to the consistency of your liking. if it is warm you can add more cornstarch to make the liquid more creamy. if it is cool and the coconut oil is a solid than less cornstarch is better. you store in a facial cream type container that is shallow with a wide lid. That way if it is softer you dip and apply by hand like a lotion. If it is a solid you scrape off with your thumb nail and rub in like a lotion (it will soften immediately with your body temp.)
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #19
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How stinky are you? I have several friends that use a lemon and have no stink at all. For me I would need to apply it 2x a day to stay stink free all day. One lemon lasts about 10 days-2 weeks. Pretty cheap and def all natural.
Probably average. I forgot to apply deodorant today, and could definitely smell myself by the end of the afternoon. My shower felt especially nice tonight, lol.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #20
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i never even thought about making my own deodarant. but im definetely going to try some of these out!!! :-)
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