I use a homemade deodorant that I have adapted over time. It contains: bentonite clay, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils (rosemary, lemongrass, lavender, and bergamot).
I live in a warm climate and the VCO+baking soda+cornstarch recipe becomes a melted mess that irritates my skin. The clay replaces baking soda and the arrowroot powder replaces cornstarch. The beeswax firms it up for use in a deodorant container and/or warm climates. The EOs aid in the effectiveness AND give a nice scent. My EOs are also insect repellants, so I get double-duty protection. While traveling last summer, my deo was so effective in bug protection I received ZERO bug bites while everyone else got several and *I* am usually the one with triple the number of anyone else.
My original recipe was a combination of the angry chicken's (blog) second deo version and crunchy betty's (blog) second version. It has been adapted several times since and I no longer measure or keep track.
The current version in my deo container is not an attractive color (dark gray from the clay), but hasn't discolored any clothing. It goes on as a light gray that blends in and sort of disappears, even though my skin is NOT gray! LOL I used it at 6 am yesterday after a shower (I shaved before applying; no irritation) and had a VERY LONG day (8 am - midnight) out in public with a lot of walking and temperature changes. I fell into bed at 1 am this morning and slept until 8 am and it is now 10 am. So, 28 hours and my deo is still keeping me stink-free, bug-free, and irritation-free. ;)