Ahh, yes! The joys of natural living. Trimming away the synthetic ingredients in hair, skin, and make-up products. I haven't been able to switch my shampoo to all natual yet. I love the squeaky clean feel from the sulfate-laden shampoos. Believe me, I've tried...and it was definately a natural shampoo FAIL.
Since I haven't had a lot of luck with matching the effectiveness of the chemical stuff, I was a bit reluctant to try all natural deodorant. So reluctant that I laughed the first time I saw the THREE ingredients. Yea right! How is that gonna come close to my aluminum-filled stick I use every day. Well, I'm here to say that this was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! In fact, it's the most success I've had with going all natural. It's even BETTER than my store bought deodorant. I'm loving this switch. My only regret is that I didn't use this sooner.
There are several recipes online. I've tried a few and came up with my own mix that works best.
1/3 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Cornstarch
4 TCoconut Oil(Organic, cold pressed)
1-2 drops Lavender Oil or Tea Tree Oil (This is optional and just for an added scent. Without scented oils, this mix still has a great, yet very light coconut scent).
I like to store mine in a glass jar with a screw cap. It travels well and I'm not concerned about plastic leaching into the deodorant.
If you're thinking, "Eww, oil?...on my clothes?", let me tell ya about my experience...
I thought the same thing but tried anyway. I have yet to notice ANY markings on my clothing in the last few months that I've been using this recipe.
The tea tree oil adds a more gender-neutral scent.
Let me know if you try the natural deodorant and not "if" but "how much" you love it!!!