It has gained popularity amongst the crunchy crowd, but I still get the occasional odd look when I mention that I make my own. It's like they're trying to secretly smell me to see if I reek. I saw what you did there.
I've made it through 7 Texas summers, 1 of which I was so pregnant that went a week over my due date, in Texas, in August.
It has also passed the test through hundreds of workouts. I sweat, but I don't stink!! Sweat is good, stank is bad.
Mike gave me "the look" when I mentioned my homemade stank-killer, and I'm pretty sure he sniffed. Since then, he has become a believer, and the Axe has never been seen again.
We forgot our deo when we were traveling and, for the first time in years, I bought Secret or something comparable in " shower fresh" scent. Shower fresh would only be appropriate if you were into chemical showers, it was THAT BAD. My idea of shower fresh is smelling like nothing. Water maybe.
If you research deodorant and breast cancer you will find so much disturbing information with links to aluminum found in breast tissue as lymph nodes. This isn't just a warning for women, men get breast cancer too.
So, I'll let you research as you wish but I will share my tried and true recipe with you now. I have never done the math, but it will cost you maybe .50 a batch and it lasts for a couple of months. You can double or triple easily.
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 corn starch
5-6 Tbsp of liquid coconut oil
10 drops of lavender is optional
Stir all together and store in a mason jar.
It's that easy.
Due to the melting point of the coconut oil, it will be more liquid in warmer months and a solid in colder months. House temp is a factor as well.
I can also make and deliver in a fancy jar, if this is one of those things that you have always wanted to do, but never found the time for only $4.
If you try the recipe, let me know how it turns out, and if you have any questions. Please, feel free to share any other recipes you may have.
Just try not to stink. THX.