Homemade deodorant

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I have been making my own hand and body cream for over a year now, and I love it, I could never go back to store bought cream. I have had this recipe for deodorant for a while now, but decided to try it out this weekend. It is chemical free, great if you have allergies, or sensitive skin, and it is really easy to make! Only Three ingredients. Baking soda, corn starch, and virgin coconut oil.

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I melted the coconut oil in a pot on the stove, on low heat. The great part is you can use your regular food pots because everything in this is actually edible! (note -for the record, i do not suggest eating it. It’s for your armpits!)
I poured the melted coconut oil into a plastic container and mixed it with three tablespoons of the baking soda, and three tablespoons of corn starch.

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Then, I poured the mixture into a few small containers I had around…I bought a couple of the containers I used from the dollar store, they were labelled as salad dressing containers.

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The next time I make this, I think it would be a whole lot easier to actually apply if I had saved an old deodorant container to use. I will also use a couple drops of essential oil to add some fragrance.
I have to admit that I haven’t used it every day, it has been really hot and humid, and I think I will save putting it to an extreme test until I am off on summer holidays (I’m sure the people I work with will thank me!) but it seems to have worked well on days where it hasn’t been too hot.
The other thing to note is that it does leave a white residue. I wouldn’t recommend using this when you are wearing a black tank top…The corn starch and baking soda are a little powdery.
The way I look at it is that even if I just use it a few days a week, it has got to be better for me than the store bought kind!

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