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Cultures for Health has two different deodorant recipes on their site.
My husband and I have always used the baking soda recipe and it works amazingly well (better than my store bought Dove antiperspirant actually!).
The only catch is that to keep it solid here in Hawaii (I like to keep it solid so that I can use the deodorant container for easy application), I always had to keep it in the refrigerator, which needless to say was slightly inconvenient.
Today I decided to try a new method, and added 1 Tbs. of beeswax granules to the recipe to see if I could keep it solid and out of the fridge. If you would like to try it, melt the coconut oil with the beeswax before adding the other ingredients.
My other problem with this recipe is that when I use it right after I shave the baking soda can sting a little. Thus, I decided I would try the clay-based recipe to see if it could stand up to the power of the baking soda recipe while not stinging and also staying solid.
(My husband, who does not shave, does NOT have this issue and LOVES this deodorant because its the only one that can keep him stink free through a whole day of humid, hot handy-man work!!)
The baking soda deodorant has far fewer ingredients. The ingredients are also much more common (and hence the recipe is easier to make.)
The clay recipe does not have baking soda in it, so that is already one point in its favor. Both are equally hard at room temperature.
We both agree that the baking soda deodorant works the best for us in our hot humid environment. It keeps us both smell-free throughout the day!
I also have found that with the addition of the beeswax (which I talked about in my last post), the baking soda deodorant is not nearly as irritating on freshly shaved under arms!
The clay deodorant works, but seems to fade fairly quickly in its effectiveness and needs to be reapplied once or twice throughout the day.
We have recently added a new recipe to our site (Simple Shea Butter Deodorant), so I will be testing that one as well and will once again report back on our favorites!Read More