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ingakatinkabagovinana asked
Hi, I had a question about the deodorant post. Super brilliant idea, by the way. But is it antiperspirant as well/ do you know how one would make it an antiperspirant/ deodorant?

the cornstarch and baking powder add a little sweat protection/absorption but it’s mostly just a deodorant.

antiperspirants have active ingredients that chemically block your pores and sweat glands.  they’re essentially topical pharmaceutical drugs. that’s one of the reasons some people refuse to use them. so as far as making your own antiperspirant, I wouldn’t try it.

if you want to give the homemade deodorant a try but are wanting to stay dry too, you can try a light dusting of cornstarch, baby powder or talcum powder anywhere you tend to sweat. I sometimes do that when it’s really hot out, on the small of my back or my crotchular area.  it might leave white residue on your clothes, but if it’s underneath them it won’t be visible and it washes off easily.

(referred post)

this post has sort of gone viral lately and I’m getting a lot of asks about it.
I’m happy any answer any questions, but rather than answer all the anon asks individually, turning my blog into the rekit-answers-anon-asks-about-his-homemade-deodorant blog and boring my followers to tears, I’m going to turn off anon asks so that the answers are private. If you have a question about it, feel free to ask and I’ll answer it privately.
As for the 3 above…
1. you can get corn starch at any grocery store. it’s usually by the baking products and cooking oils. the cocoa butter should be 100% pure cocoa butter, not mixed with anything else or in a lotion form. if you don’t want to get it online, you should be able to find it in a health foods store, or a store that carries a lot of beauty products. it would be by the moisturizers or hair care products. I store mine in the fridge to keep it solid and stable.
2. if you’re having a problem with it leaving white residue or flakes, you could try substituting the corn starch and baking soda for natural beeswax. it might be softer and more liquidy though.
3. see #1

this post has sort of gone viral lately and I’m getting a lot of asks about it.

I’m happy any answer any questions, but rather than answer all the anon asks individually, turning my blog into the rekit-answers-anon-asks-about-his-homemade-deodorant blog and boring my followers to tears, I’m going to turn off anon asks so that the answers are private. If you have a question about it, feel free to ask and I’ll answer it privately.

As for the 3 above…

1. you can get corn starch at any grocery store. it’s usually by the baking products and cooking oils. the cocoa butter should be 100% pure cocoa butter, not mixed with anything else or in a lotion form. if you don’t want to get it online, you should be able to find it in a health foods store, or a store that carries a lot of beauty products. it would be by the moisturizers or hair care products. I store mine in the fridge to keep it solid and stable.

2. if you’re having a problem with it leaving white residue or flakes, you could try substituting the corn starch and baking soda for natural beeswax. it might be softer and more liquidy though.

3. see #1

botanyalchemist asked
Hiya, I just wanted to chime in re: natural deodorant, if anyone's skin gets irritated by the recipe, it's most likely the baking soda, and you can replace with just cornstarch! Arrowroot powder works too apparently though I personally haven't tried it! (Also, tea tree oil and lavender oil are antibacterial as well!)

Nice, I haven’t tried arrowroot powder. Makes sense though, thanks!
And you’re right about the baking soda and oils. I highly recommend using tea tree oil in it. It’s one of my go-to natural/homeopathic items.

referred post: http://rekit.tumblr.com/post/6434740855/the-fucking-best-deodorant-you-will-ever-use