Paul and I haven't been using typical store-bought deodorant for a few years now. We didn't like the anti-perspirant and aluminum problems. Our bodies are meant to sweat, and who are we to force it not to? So...we have tried a few natural brand deodorants and the "crystal."
But now...I am happy to share our homemade version that is great and I love the smell!
1/3 c coconut oil
1/3 c arrowroot (this is a cornstarch alt.)
2 T baking soda
10 drops essential oil (we love grapefruit for the smell, but lemon would be antibacterial)
Just use a fork to mix it all together and store in a little glass jar.
When you want to use it, just dig out a little with your fingers and smear it on under your arms.
Yeah...not the most ideal, but it smells so good and isn't as messy as it sounds. I will keep playing with it, to see if we can get it hard enough to put in a deodorant container to rub on, but until then, this works just fine.
Happy deodorizing (remember, this isn't an anti-perspirant, but it keeps the smell under control)!