So, this has been a long time coming lol! I really wanted to wait until I was SURE it worked before telling the world I stopped using regular deodorant, for obvious reasons LOL 😀
In my quest to get away from Aluminum and alum but also be salicylate free, I made myself a stick deodorant using lots of great ingredients that are supposed to work, but didn’t work well enough.
I’ve tried a combination of beeswax, Emu oil, Zinc, vit E, baking soda, bentonite clay, seasalt, magnesium oil. I spent hours and hours studying on ingredients and what would work that aren’t essential oils and won’t block the guaifenesin from working to clear my Fibromyalgia symptoms. The Mag oil and baking soda totally gave me a rash after just a few days. And the rest of these, including the emu oil did not work well enough. Not to mention how hard it was to get the oil stains out of my clothes. 😛
You will not believe how simple this is. And it actually REALLY works, better than any antipersperant I have ever used even! There is essentially NO smell under my arms. Nothing! Ever!! WOOHOO! 😀
Ok, brace yourselves. Here it is:
¼ cup Ethanol alcohol (Vodka is basically Ethanol)
2 tsp vinegar.
Pour into little spray bottle and spray 2-3 x on your pits. Yes it does smell like vinegar for a minute. But that’s it! Immediately after shaving, it will sting for a minute, so be for-warned!
I used it morning and night for a few days, because it’s supposed to take a few days for your body to adjust to the change. Check out This post from Whole Life Style Nutrition for more. But from what I read, after that adjustment period, most people just use it once a day and it still works. These ingredients actually kill the smell-causing bacteria! FINALLY a deodorant that works AND is healthy! 😀