No, Lemon Juice Will Not Lighten Your Armpits. Here's The Deal.
In 5 minutes, you can make your own natural deodorant at home without all that icky Alzheimer's disease! I started using matcha in my first homemade deodorant, a recipe that I almost posted on this blog last year. It's smoother than the average baking soda deodorant, but grainier and not as smooth and creamy as my zinc oxide deodorant. Neem oil is bitter, so dogs won't lick it. HOWEVER, MAKE SURE THAT UR DOG ISN'T ALLERGIC TO THIS MIX. There is one thing about this formula that you can change quickly, and that's making a better selection in your deodorant. Dr. Winston Wong, a podiatrist based in Manhattan, has your simple solution: put deodorant on your feet. Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon to give it a hint of sweet smell. I hope someone could maybe guide me a little as i want to stick with this deodorant so much!! As far as clean up, I melted my beeswax in a mason jar I use specifically for that purpose.
I double the recipe and I double the amount of baking soda when I make it and I store this in small sized mason style jars for easy application after I shower. This deodorant won't have the same antiperspirant properties that some deodorants have, but it will keep you smelling good all day with only minimal use.
Lately I've noticed a growing interest online and among friends in making homemade deodorant, but I always dismissed it as being another ineffective natural deodorant that wouldn't keep smell or wetness at bay. I decided I'd mix an equal part of cornstarch in with the baking soda, for dryness. Baking soda is super cheap so I'll ignore the cost of the baking soda and essential oils. But even still, I store this homemade deodorant in a glass jar and it doesn't melt. Baking soda is a common ingredient in homemade deodorant, but it can be a skin irritant. I just added a little olive oil to moisturise and used totally unscented soap and it worked a treat, my pugs one happy boy!
I think the coconut oil is pretty sensitive to temperature... doesn't take much change to make a difference. I recommend following deodorant application with a scented powder, which absorbs excess oil and adds a luxurious touch. First of all, let me give you a million thanks for the post, — beeswax is truly a lifesaver! I, too, have been avoiding commercial deodorant and all of its scary ingredients.
Ever since I started making (and using) coconut oil based deodorant, my transpiration issues went away and my skin is soft and healthy. Furthermore, bentonite clay has a very fine velvet-like texture, is odorless and non-staining, which are all important qualities for a deodorant.
I've been using this type of home made deodorant
for about three years.Â At the start I developed itchy red bumps under my armpits, though didn't get the peeling you've described.Â After much experimenting
I found that modifying the dry ingredients to 1 part baking soda to 3 parts arrowroot/cornstarch fixed the problem.
I very recently made my first batch of your deodorant down in Florida while we were there on vacation…a small batch (1/8 cup each of baking soda and arrowroot powder and 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil that I first softened in the sun out on the patio-a window sill should work too).