There are scads of DIY deodorant recipes on the net - almost all of which use an ingredient that – more often than not – will cause irritation, rash, leathery skin, and worse. The culprit ingredient is unfortunately also the active ingredient – baking soda.
No matter what you call it, or which way you look at it, sodium bicarbonate just isn't made for prolonged direct contact with skin. A lot of people have unfortunately had to discover this the hard way.
Many of you have asked me for a DIY deodorant recipe with 'safe ingredients that are pronounceable' and tolerated by sensitive skin. How could I possibly say no to a challenge like that?
It took me a bit longer than expected – almost a year to be exact.