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post #22 of 63
Originally Posted by Jayray View Post
P.S. My two cents about mineral crystals: they almost never tell you what "minerals" are in them and often they contain an aluminum salt, which is one of the things I try to avoid in conventional deodorant/antiperspirant.
They have alum, not aluminum.
post #23 of 63
I can't believe I'd forgotten how effective baking soda worked. That's all we used when I was growing up at home. I just mix in a little tea tree oil, which is what I use to brush my teeth too. It's very effective. I'm so glad y'all reminded me.
post #24 of 63
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Originally Posted by lachingona1 View Post
I make mine, it's simple.

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of corn starch.
Mash in 5-6 tablespoons of coconut oil with a fork, stirring until you get the desired consistency.

I add essential oils, either vanilla, tea tree, or lavender. Works great, even hubby uses it.

Like someone said, watch out for those mineral crystal deodorants, they do contain aluminum.
I quartered this recipe and was so excited to try it out that I put some on before going to bed, LOL! (No, I don't usually wear deoderant to bed! ) I usually have slightly stinky pits in the morning and I don't this morning! AND no rash!! (I have sensitive skin and am always paranoid about trying anything new, even natural, on my armpits!) So, I will wear it today and see how it goes! Thanks again!
post #25 of 63
I love Funk Butter. Everyone in the family uses it.
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post #27 of 63

This deodorant is AWESOME! I've used so many however not funk one mentioned here which sounds awesome too! I love the smell. I was usin terressential roll on but it was staining my white shirts and didn't smell as good. 




post #28 of 63
Just wanted to share this link for anyone interested: http://www.instructables.com/id/Deodorant/

I've been using that basic recipe (I play around a bit with the scents) for the past year or so. It's awesome!!!
post #29 of 63

I use a powdered deodorant from Lush called The Greench. It has no aluminum or harmful stuff, and surprisingly, I don't sweat that much either, I guess the powder absorbs the sweat. I love it!

post #30 of 63

I seem to be extra stinky when pregnant and nursing. I stopped using anti-p because it started reacting horribly with my skin. The smell was worse than BO. All of the natural deodorants like Tom's didn't work very well and I had a rash for like three years. I just ignored the rash because it was the best I could do.


Always a bummer when your co-sleeping baby wakes up with a head smelling like BO. =S


I read about Soapwalla's deodorant cream on Apartment Therapy and not only I was converted but DH, my mom, and my sister all use it now. It is really amazing. And honestly, I didn't realize that stink was stressing me out until I tried this stuff. No more rash either. http://www.etsy.com/listing/35641572/deodorant-cream?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_query=soapwalla&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

post #31 of 63

The Body Shop has a new line of deodorant out that I used during my pregnancy. Tom's of Maine is great, and the crystal seems to work well (I've used it, too).

post #32 of 63

I'm glad to see this question.  I don't like the Kiss My Face active enzyme ones, they make my pits sticky and i can't stand that.  So, I've been using the Kiss my Face natural crystal roll ons and they just don't cut it when I'm pregnant.  Not only are our smellers on higher sensitivity, but we also sweat more.  not a real great combination.  :)  In my last pregnancy I ended up reverting back to my old mainstream deodorant cause I couldn't find anything to work then either.  BTW, The type of aluminum molecules in the natural crystal deodorants are too large to be absorbed into the skin like mainstream aluminums.  Not all aluminums are created equal.  Plus, for me personally, I'm more interested in a product being a deodorant and still allowing my body to rid itself of toxins vs. anti-persperants that stop your body from doing what it's meant to do.

post #33 of 63

This is the ONLY deodorant that has ever worked for me, (sadly, including Funk Butter) & I'm a stinky one!Sheepish.gif


one of the varieties scored a "0" on skindeep so I know I can trust it as well :)

post #34 of 63

Hmm, I sweat A LOT! I used to have use Rx strength anti-p. Sweating a ton during the teens years runs in my family. Gee thanks, like I wasn't awkward enough. Any heaver sweaters find a natural deodorant that works to control the sweat?

post #35 of 63
I love toms of main and Im a sweaty/sentive skined redface.gif person lol
post #36 of 63

I tried Funk butter & it irritated my underarms, but I know lots of people who swear by it.  A lot of the natural deoterants either give me a rash or make my underarms sticky.  I mostly use Kiss my face liquid rock roll-on or a crystal rock.  I have never heard that the crystal rock has aluminum it does has Alum.  Deoterants will not stop you from sweating though only an antipersprerant will do that & most have aluminum & other chemicals.  I have used a toms calledulla spray & it works ok, I keep it in my diaper bag for when I Get a bit stinky.  I seemed to sweat a lot after my son was born & durring early nursing.

post #37 of 63

Another Funk Butter user here!  The only time it irritates me is if I put on one of the scented versions directly after shaving. In past I've used baking soda (but got tired of it turning my shirts white, and eventually it was irritating) and apple cider vinegar - not together.

post #38 of 63


Deodorant Recipe

-1/3 cup corn starch
-1/4 cup baking soda
-mix them together
-add about 20 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil and mix (around 1 tsp is what I used since my oil didn't have a built in dropper)
-mix in enough coconut oil to make a dough-like consistency
-cram it into an empty deoderant container
-refrigerate and use like any other deoderant
I've used that before and it works quite well, though it does tend to clog my pores some so I don't use it all the time.
The other one that I am currently using is...

KAL - Crystone Deodorant Spray Mist (unscented) but then I add in probably 6 drops of lavender essential oils. I can get that locally at my health food store. It had the least ingredients other than the plain mineral bar thing that you would have to wet under the sink I think. So far it has worked well but I haven't gotten to try it out in really hot weather. It hasn't clogged my pores at all though, which is very appreciated.

post #39 of 63

I don't know if this was suggested yet, but I have tried everything under the sun and FINALLY just last year found one that really works and isn't irritating or a pain to put on either.  It's called Dr. Mist... here's the site http://www.drmist.us/  It's a mineral solution like the liquid crystal except that it actually works and works well.  I'm over weight and just moved from Alaska to the Caribbean, so I have put it to the test and am very happy. :-) I won't use anything else!  And I really like the lavender which is barely scented and only with essential oil so it's safe, mild but doesn't leave me smelling like sea water like the rock stuff used to.

post #40 of 63

Thank you for opening my eyes to the fact that my deodorant may be harmful!  I picked up some Tom's of Maine right away, and it's working well so far!!  

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