Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

I stopped using store-bought deodorant the end of April.  At first I tried using just baking soda and it made me itch, but it worked.  I then searched for a recipe and found the deodorant  I have been using since the beginning of May.  It is 3 equal parts of coconut oil, arrowroot powder and baking soda.  I made a double batch of the recipe and have been using it every day.  It works great.

About 3 weeks I began getting swollen lymph glands under my arms.  One would swell, go away, and then another would swell.  I then began itching so I stopped using my deodorant.  So far so good.  I am still not sure it is the deodorant but decided to use something else.

I could have made my original recipe with just arrowroot powder but decided to go to my favorite site “Frugally Sustainable.  I found a recipe there for sensitive skin and  gave it a try last night.  I sure hope this works .  If nothing else my underarms will be nice and smooth.

-1 tbsp. cocoa butter
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tbsp. shea butter
-1 tbsp. beeswax
-2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
-1 tbsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil
-15 drops essential oil of your choice
-2 capsules powdered probiotics

I did not add essential oil because of my sensitivity.  

This recipe made 3 little silicone muffin cups full.

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5 Responses to Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

  1. thebeadden says:

    I finally found a local beekeeper’s address and will be able to get some beeswax soon! I had even contacted the beekeeper society to get some and never heard back. Hope to have some in the next few weeks and will try this! Thanks!

  2. Danni says:

    Glad to have found this. I am having the same issue with the lymph node swelling. It did not happen the first couple of weeks I used it, I am thinking it is the baking soda, as well. I am putting this on my list to try next week. Thanks for posting!

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