Saturday, May 25, 2013

DIY Deodorant Cream Update - 1 Success, 1 Fail

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Pics of my deodorants

Last week I posted about my successful creation of a deodorant cream using a recipe from  I tried a different recipe too, from, for a baking soda free deodorant and wanted to update you on both of them.

#1  The first deodorant I made for sensitive skin, used minimal amounts of baking soda, only 2TBSP.  I had reacted to a previous deodorant with baking soda in it so I wanted to try one with a lot less and did much better with it.  No redness, no sore armpits, and best of all, it worked! Lots of sniff tests all day and it was a success.  On a really hot and active day, I might want to reapply but otherwise, one application gets me through the day.  

I do have to apologize.  The first time I posted about this deodorant, I accidentally grabbed a similar recipe from my Pinterest board and shared the link.  I went in and corrected the source and the recipe measurements.  All ingredients were still the same, it was just the measurements that differed a bit. I hope I caught it soon enough that you all got the right info. 

You can find the successful recipe at or on my blog post. I made mine with Sweet Orange & Bergamot, it smells awesome. 

#2 I made the second deodorant for my friends who can't tolerate baking soda at all.  I used the recipe found at Organic Beauty Talk here:  It says, 1/4 cup baking soda (or use arrowroot powder instead if your skin is sensitive to baking soda), so I used 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder. 

If you don't know where to find arrowroot powder, arrowroot starch or flour is the same thing.  I recommend Bob's Red Mill brand for it. 

I made my version of this deodorant with lavender essential oils.  It smelled really nice. I tested this out for a few days and I am sad to report that it didn't work well for me.  I tested it on a really hot and active day when it was humid and in the 80s here and I was doing a lot of cleaning so I was active.  It really didn't work that day so I gave it more tries.  The final trial day was a casual day, much cooler weather, I was in the office most of the day and then went to my MELT Method class which is gentle, no high impact. When I had to put my arms over my head for certain moves in this class, I felt like I might knock myself out with how stinky I was LOL Then I went home and my boyfriend announced peeee-ewww before I even mentioned it. 

Sadly this baking soda free deodorant didn't work at all for me. Sorry my baking soda free friends. 

I am lucky that I could handle the 2 TBSP in the first recipe and it works great for me so I will be sticking with that one. 

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