What appears to be a small bowl of frosting sitting on a rock…
…is in reality a small bowl of deodorant sitting on a rock. In my front yard. Impressing the neighbors.
When I started wearing homemade deodorant in March, I kept my stick of conventional deo for “Important” days. Once that stick ran out, I switched to using my natural deodorant full-time; to work or work-out, to parties, camping trips— everywhere.
I made a few changes:
1. Used cornstarch in place of arrowroot
2. Used my leftover Soltstice Scents (Roasted Chestnut and Rice Pudding and Rum-Soaked Raisins) in place of essential oils— natural? Nah. Paid for? Truly!
3. Added vitamin E oil, chiefly because I have no other use for those damn expired capsules
After 1.5 weeks of constant use, this deo cream has my stamp of approval. I massage a pea-sized amount into each armpit every morning, and still smell fresh come nightfall. It can feel slightly gritty upon application; will tinker with the recipe next time.
So, which recipe is better: Angry Chicken or How About Orange?
That depends, m’dears! If money’s tight, I’d start with HAO. If you’re worried about irritated underarms, AC is creamier. Making HAO is faster, making AC is more fun. If you don’t like the idea of AC’s deo pucks, try her original cream. Flip a coin, pray for guidance, suit yourself.
Neither formula is truly an antiperspirant, but don’t let that frighten you away; I’ve worn this stuff on hikes and still felt/looked fine.
Next time you’re in town, swing by and sniff my armpits. You won’t be disappointed.