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  • Alana Joyal

    Awesome article.
    I've been making sold deodorant for years by adding wax to my recipe of cornstarch, baking soda, powdered pink Himalayan sea salt (blend the crap out of it for the salt benefits without the grit), Shea butter coconut oil and essential oils. I think that's all. Adding the wax makes it super solid, the recipe pre wax would sometimes break or crumble. I have a friend who used a large tube for something like 5 months! He loved it, he's an ironworker and sweats lots at work.
    I'm going to try adding glycerin to a wax recipe.
    Oh, I melted the wax in a craft pot floating in a larger pot on the stove. Then added the other hard ingredients, let cool then added oils while still soft then the powder. Sometimes I would reheat to completely incorporate the mixture. When doing no wax I noticed that if I heated it, they seemed to be more solid later after cooling.
    Also I placed them all in the fridge to cool. Rarely had to keep in fridge unless it was a crazy hot day. Never needed to refrigerate the wax ones, they never softened too much.

  • Paris Marron

    I have been using Meow Meow Tweet's natural deodorant cream for a while. http://meowmeowtweet.bigcartel.com/product/deodorant-cream

    You are right, it takes a while to get used to dipping your fingers into deodorant and applying it on with your hands, but once you get past that, it's great. I'm going to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  • mistyme

    I can't use the baking soda:( I have tried several variations of this kind of recipe. One with baking soda and coconut oil (great drying effect and NO odor, but caused the worst rash ever not to mention burned like crazy even under my boobs so not a shaving thing) one with coconut oil and cornstarch ( didn't really keep me dry and held moisture in the crease in my armpit and caused a painful infection) added beeswax to recipe and got a funky rubber smell and still got infection. Changed it completely, coconut oil and diatomaceus earth and coconut oil with lemon essential oil (stayed super dry but awful odor, AWFUL!) I used lemon oil in grape seed oil (it stung a little but kept the odor away, yet wiped off too easily) So now Im left scratching my head. Got any ideas