The corn starch mitigates the irritation of the baking soda and also absorbs extra moisture, so I use it in mine. I do equal parts coconut oil, baking soda and corn starch (1/8 cup each would make a good small batch to test with) and I also add a few drops of lavender essential oil. It smells so lovely! I've also used shea butter as the oil, and it makes a nice creamy texture but I didn't care for the scent. Anyway for the person who was concerned about the oil factor, I think putting coconut oil on your pits is way better than a standard commercial deodorant--it's not oily like olive oil. It's actually really good for your skin...my skin soaks it up like a nice moisturizer.
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5/24/12 at 11:12am