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Homemade Deodorant Without Cornstarch or Baking Soda


I am seeking a good deodorant recipe; something other than coconut oil, baking soda, or cornstarch. Any thoughts? Thanks.

By VBartlett from Kissimmee, FL


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By abrupt_silence 5 37 06/21/2010

Tea Tree oil, it can be purchased at a health food store. It works to control oil and moisture on the skin.

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By merry woods 1 48 06/24/2010

Underarm smells are usually caused by bacteria, so ensure that you always wash well. I use apple cider vinegar in water 1:5 and it works really well, when you first apply (use a spray bottle) it you notice the vinegar smell but this disappears quickly. Doesn't mark clothes either and no nasty aluminum to block up your pores and cause health problems

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By Amber 7 07/29/2010

Witchhazel (will tighten pores), tea tree oil (will thwart bacteria), and a few drops of essential oil, like rosemary/lavender for scent.

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By Momof4boys 1 10/12/2011

Globalgypsy, what ratio do you use for making your deodorant?

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By Denise 6 115 10/30/2015

I use deodorant soap in the shower, then the next morning I wipe my armpits with rubbing alcohol and then use a deodorant "crystal stone" (alum). You have to wet the stone before use. This works for me about 80% of the time. I take a week off and use regular deodorant, then go back to this. If I want to smell good, I put a dab of essential oil on a piece of cotton and put it in my bra. Essential oil can irritate skin so I avoid putting it on directly.

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