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Homemade Deodorant advice?

I'm looking into natural deodorant. I'd really like to try something that doesn't exist: probiotic & diatomaceous earth (with no baking soda). It's very hard to find probiotic deo without baking soda. There is a DE deo that I may be able to mix my own probiotics into, but it's currently got a 2 week wait just for shipments, and it is a bit on the pricey side.

I'm seriously considering making my own. I've found loads of recipes, I'll probably try tweaking and experimenting a little bit to figure out what works. Has anyone made their own deodorant? What worked/what didn't?

One question is on essential oils. I don't have any and have been meaning to buy some for awhile. Does anyone have suggestions on those?

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I've been using just coconut oil mixed with baking soda. It doesn't give a deodorant smell like I imagine it would if you mixed EOs (which I suppose you could) but I smell clean.
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