I’ve learnt that deodorant is easy to make but challenging to know which kind is right for the individual. What is perfect for one person could be ineffective / cause skin irritations for another. On top of all this, a detox from conventional deodorants can make it tricky to judge the effectiveness of natural options. A blanket rule is to detox for 2 weeks before moving onto a natural deodorant, then assess small samples until the right one presents itself.

Zero waste options that I’ve explored: Salt crystal, @sukinskincare spray, ACV + witch hazel roll on (DIY), @lushcosmetics powders and bars, Cornstarch + baking soda + ground rosemary (DIY) and this one pictured… coconut oil + baking soda + Cornstarch (DIY).

This is my winner. It travels well, is enjoyable to make and most importantly, it works really well for me. No stinky pits! I even like the application of dabbing a little on my finger and rubbing into the pits. This is 1:1 baking soda and cornstarch with coconut oil smooshed in until the consistency is like putty. The amount of coconut oil depends on the climate/season as it melts in hot weather. I added ‘insight’ blend of essential oils from @perfectpotion to give it a little boost of perfume. Very happy with this solution.