If you don't want to hear about my armpits, you probably don't want to read this post. You are warned!
As I have mentioned before, I have really sensitive skin. I need to be really careful about the products that I use or else I pay for it with rashes and swelling. I decided to cut out mainstream, antiperspirant deodorants when I made the connection that they were causing rashes on my arms. Since then I have been trying a variety of natural deodorant products, but none have really done the job. I recently came across this recipe for deodorant and thought I should give it a try.
I found that a batch filled the tin I had right up to the top. I opted for the tin because that was what the photo in the recipe featured. Now that I have worked with the texture, I can totally see this working just fine in an empty deodorant container. Plus, it would be nice to apply deodorant without having to rub it on my armpits with my fingers.
Now, you probably want to know...does it work? It does! So far it is keeping the stink away and is not staining my clothes.
In this first batch, I used grapefruit essential oil. I think that might be a little harsh for my skin. With the next batch I make I will omit the essential oil to see if that lessens the tingling factor. Other than that, I am happy with it. I am actually surprised by how well it seems to keep the stink away and, equally importantly, so far there are no rashes on my arms.
Hooray for DIY, food-grade, toiletries!