Natural deoderants didn't work for me until I quit using soap on my pits.
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5/26/07 at 9:41pm
I think a lot of the irritation from the FB can be avoided if you mix up your own and only add as much bs as your body needs to stay fresh. I find the FB, while effective, is stuffed with as much bs as the mix can hold, it's pretty abrasive to my skin going on and I can see how that high a % of bs might be too much for some.
For my own, I make a blend that is a lot smoother, more coconut oil and less bs. Since some mamas find coconut oil to be an effective deodorant on its own, I chose to increase that ingredient rather than the shea butter. Also, I use unrefined shea for the shea butter component, not sure if that helps but the three together make a very simple and very effective deodorant.
I also notice that when using a deo butter, not being completely clean-shaven is a plus - for some reason, the deo works better when there's a little pit hair, lol. I think on shaven skin it seems to wear off faster. It's not a problem if you are willing to reapply once in the afternoon, which can be necessary with a lot of natural-style deodorants. But with a little hair growth, I can actually forget to put on the butter in the am and be fine all the way thru til lunch time.