08 May 2012

For some time now I have been trying to find a deodorant that works for me.  Last year I started to have symptoms of Urticaria a skin condition that you can read about here.  The upshot of this is that most skin products or products that come in to contact with my skin have ingredients that make me itch.  I tried using bicarb on its own for a while.  I found it difficult to apply and it make my skin a bit red, dry and itchy.  After doing some research I realised that bicarb on its own may be a bit strong for my skin and it would be better to mix it with something else to tone it down.

I have now settled on the following recipe:

Homemade Deodorant
1/4 cup bicarb
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
5 tbsp coconut oil

Coconut oil is solid a room temperature.  I placed it in a glass bowl and put the bowl in another bowl of boiling water and left it to melt.  I then stirred in the bicarb and arrowroot.  I left this to cool a little before putting into an old deodorant stick that I had cleaned.  I bought all these ingredients in my local health food shop.

I have been using this for the last month and it seems to be working.  We have had the occasional warm day but admittedly it has been cold on most days.  It remains to be seen (and smelt!) as to whether it works in hot weather, if we get any this year that is.


  1. I tried bicarb and lemon juice as recommended by a friend and as I have very sensitive skin it made me very sore, so I shall definitely try this, thank you :)

  2. Thank you, I hope it works for you.


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