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Homemade Stuff WIN!

Happy Dance
Homemade Stuff WIN - last week, I made some deodorant according to the recipe linked below (I altered it only slightly; half as much baking soda, and all cornstarch, instead of half-and-half arrowroot powder). No shopping required - I already had all the ingredients at home. AND IT WORKS GREAT! I have rigorously tested its abilities: a day at the field site, baking in the sun. Even the next morning, STILL NOT STINKY. Seriously, this works better than any deodorant I've ever used - much better than the stuff from Lush, which works okay most of the time, but doesn't really hold up to extreme conditions. AND with none of the scary chemicals present in commercial deodorant/antiperspirants. Total win.


http://sewgreen.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-yourself-un-stinky.html

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moon_fox
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
I am very intrigued. How is it in terms of not sweating as opposed to stinking? Cause I tend to have more problems with the former than the latter and I don't like it when my shirt gets soaked.

I might have to try to make some :D
here_be_dragons
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm maybe not the best one to answer this question, as I tend not to perspire all that much in general (it takes a LOT of exertion or extreme heat for me to actually break out into a sweat). For me, using this stuff I don't feel any "damper" than usual, but again, that's not necessarily saying much. It's not really supposed to have an antiperspirant effect, although I think the baking soda will go somewhat towards soaking up moisture.

I do remember reading some comments in one of the articles about this, though, and a couple of people said that after using it for a week or two, they noticed that they did seem to be less damp, although the effect didn't happen right away? In the article I linked, there is another link to the place where that author found the recipe originally - check out the comments there; I think that's where you'll find the comments I'm talking about.
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