If baking soda can subdue the odor of a cat litter box, imagine what it can do under your arms. Yep. All by itself, or if you want, you can add talc or other powder to it at a ratio or half and half. Put it in a tin and keep it in the bathroom.
After you shower, pat dry your underarms and apply the powder with a dry washcloth or piece of a dishrag. The only time this is not a good plan is when you are wearing something sleeveless.
By Susan from WV
A deodorant crystal from the health food store is another option for natural deodorant. I have one and it works pretty well, unless you sweat a lot.
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
My favorite way to use baking soda for reasons both healthy and frugal is as an underarm deodorant. I have tried various natural deodorants and all have fallen short in controlling odor.