Monday, March 7, 2011

homemade deodorant - 2 thumbs up!

This stuff is the best deodorant I've ever used.

1. It is not greasy when you apply it to your armpits.  Not at all.  The coconut oil ensure it applies smoothly but the cornstarch and baking soda keep it from leaving a greasy mess on your shirt.  

2. Taylor prefers to use the deodorant dispenser but I quickly realized that I prefer getting a chunk of the mix out of a little tupperware container and applying with my hands.  I rub it under my arms and rub in the remaining bits on my hands like lotion.

3. And, if anybody has sweaty hands, I'm pretty sure this would be a solution to the problem .  It would be easy to keep a small jar in your purse to use like lotion throughout the day.


Have I had any converts to the church of homemade deodorant?
How is it working for you?

If you haven't tried it, why not?
Does it seem crazy to you or are you waiting until you run out of your current stash?

I want to know!


Kissey said...

so, my deo stick broke the other day. i think it's a sign. i'm using the law student's old spice today. i keep getting whiffs of "game day" every time i raise my arms.

Megan, Maggie, Mama said...

I've got all my ingredients ready to go, but am waiting to finish the last stick I already have opened. I don't use much, so a stick lasts a long time. I'm actually going to start by using some Burt's Bees baby powder that someone gave me as a gift - I don't use powder on my babe, but it has cornstarch and baking soda (and it smells nice) - so I'll use it to start with and won't waste something I've already got!

TheSandersFamily said...

You know I already used just baking soda, so the natural (and CHEAP) deo is not a new concept in our family. BUT, I LOVE this deo. I mean, seriously love. Will tried it for the first time over the weekend before heading off to work and he likes it better than the baking soda alone as well.

An added bonus for me is that applying it after shaving my pits (whenever that mood strike ;) ) has meant no irritated skin. and THaT is huge!

BrownFamily said...

I'm excited to try this...I sweat TERRIBLY and the only store bought deoderant that works is $8 for a small stick!!! This would be amazing if it worked!

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to try it and I told my bff about it and she is all for it too! I'm so excited! Jonny thinks I'm crazy :)

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

So glad yall are up for trying something new! It literally takes 5 minutes to mix up and is such an easy way to make a positive change.


KazVik said...

Where do you get coconut oil?

TheSandersFamily said...

Piggly Wiggly has my favorite brand...nutiva organic unrefined

Kroger has spectrum refined coconut oil as well, but most of the benefits of the oil is lost during refining.

Jude and Alisha said...

i bought a bunch of deo in bulk, so I'm waiting to run out... might be a while...

Tori Higa said...

love your blog - you have tons of great info! and loved meeting you (again) yesterday. :)