Here is my update on how my homemade deodorant is working out:
It's been over a month, and I am STILL smelling fresh! I am really impressed because usually my deodorants all work the first while I use it, but then stop. Not this stuff though! Coconut oil is seriously a secret weapon for making all sorts of things! (I just found another recipe I want to try for non-toxic bug spray. Stay tuned for all the details) :-)
Two thumbs up for this Deodorant recipe! A HUGE thanks to riddlelove.com!
My only heads-up for you, if you are going to try this, would be this...be sure to have a short jar to store it in (like Katie suggests)! I didn't have one, so I used an old honey jar. Since it hardens, I have to scrape it out each day to apply with my finger tips. In a short jar, you could probably just use your finger tips to loosen it up in order to apply. I'm not sure how it would work in a reused deodorant container since it hardens, but if you try it, leave comments and let me know!
Also, since it needs to be applied with finger tips, sometimes you'll just need to give yourself a little more time to apply. The nice thing is that you don't have to let it dry!
August 2013 (that's right, I didn't need to make more for 5 MONTHS!)
For my second round of deodorant-making, I used what Katie Riddle suggested, an old, cleaned out deodorant container. The kind that I think works best is from a hard deodorant stick because it has the twisty wheel at the bottom to push up the deodorant stick. Here is what is looks like-
Home made deodorant in an old deodorant container
It was quite messy when I was putting the deodorant mixture into this container. Once it was in, or at least most of it, I put the container in the fridge because we don't run our air conditioning constantly at our house. The fridge helps it apply a little easier. Whenever you need to raise the level on the top, just leave it out of the fridge over night and push it up in the morning, then apply, and put back in the fridge.