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    I just spent my first day wearing homemade deodorant and it worked great! I think I'm sold. I did 1/4 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup baking soda, 6 tablespoons coconut oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
    I just spent my first day wearing homemade deodorant and it worked great! I think I'm sold. I did 1/4 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup baking soda, 6 tablespoons coconut oil.
    Thats so neat - I've known many who try to just get by w/ baking soda (bicarbonate) but it seems that the arrowroot is the trick! I read that coconut is high in something similar to aspirin (salicylate) and for those who eat and use it on their skin but who have an allergic reaction, changing to shea is a good alternative.

    (Sorry I know you said it worked for you. Just sharing something that caught my eye recently.)

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    I normally just rub some baking soda onto my still-moist underarms after a shower and that seems to work fine. I'm at a conference and forgot my baking soda so I'm going with nothing. I don't think nothing works for me. I hope it's not too bad for those around me. Today I'll just try seeing if the smelly lotion in my hotel at least masks some of the odor. It's kinda warm in Los Angeles, especially when we eat lunch outside in the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
    I just spent my first day wearing homemade deodorant and it worked great! I think I'm sold. I did 1/4 cup arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup baking soda, 6 tablespoons coconut oil.
    It was working for me. Now, not so much. I developed a rash. Any ideas as to what is causing it?

    Here are the exact ingredients of my homemade deodorant:
    Arm & Hammer baking soda
    Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil
    Bob's Red Mill arrowroot starch/flour
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    I don't use any and haven't for years. My SO would tell me if I smelled. If I find myself starting to smell, I just simply wash up in the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
    It was working for me. Now, not so much. I developed a rash. Any ideas as to what is causing it?

    Here are the exact ingredients of my homemade deodorant:
    Arm & Hammer baking soda
    Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil
    Bob's Red Mill arrowroot starch/flour
    Sometimes too much baking soda causes a rash.
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    I bought some GeoDeo this last time. Supposedly it's not harmful. Seems to work ok. Up until recently, I used Dry Idea, and am trying to use something without the aluminum. However, I am a sweater, and I must use something for the man-stink!

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    I also have "that crystal rock." (you guys are talking about something alum?) Works well enough. Sometimes if I am especially funky, I will smell a bit like man, but that's cool with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
    It was working for me. Now, not so much. I developed a rash. Any ideas as to what is causing it?
    Possibly too much baking soda for your skin preferences OR reaction to the salicylate in coconut. Can you try shea cream in place of coconut and slightly less soda?

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