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.