It's done. After some weeks of having it on my head I have finally done it. My own experiment that became my own deodorant.
It's so easy to do, that is almost a joke. Seriously. No weird additives, no strange formulas, all goodie - goodie stuff.
What you need:
1) Organic all natural Coconut Oil.
2) Cornstarch (Naturally, free from any GMO's).
3) Bicarb Soda.
4) Natural Essences / Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree...)
The BIG how:
1) Mix the Bicarb Soda with the Cornstarch by halves. About 50% of each.
You can certainly go for a 35% Bicarb Soda as it can be a bit harsh on some skins. Specially if yours is already the sensitive kind.
2) Add Coconut Oil to create a paste, mix well!
3) Choose your essence and mix it too.
It does the trick. No sweats, no bad smells, no funny business. I am very pleased with the results. I have my deodorant in a jar and everytime I need to use it I put some of the mixture on my fingers and spread it well.
The smell of the deodorant is a personal choice. I mixed Tea Tree (because of its benefits) and Mandarine. How much you add to your deodorant will depend on the quality of your essences. Some of them (the expensive kind) are pretty strong and you will only need to put a few drops. When concentration is quite high, you will need to be careful of not putting too much! Some oils can be toxic in strong amounts!
If you decide to choose a citrus essence (like in my case), you need to be aware that you should avoid having exposure to the sun, as they can react and create skin pigmentation issues.
You should also be aware that Coconut Oil has a thing for changing its consistency depending on the weather. When its particularly hot, it tends to melt, so you will need to mix the ingredients again with the help of a spoon. (Coconut Oil goes to the top and the rest of the ingredients are on the base of the container).
When its colder, however, your deodorant will be like a bar of soap. I haven't exactly put mine on the fridge yet.. but it could be an alternative.
I bet you never thought you would say: "Hey darling, can you get my deodorant from the fridge?"