OK, I’ve had trouble with deodorant for years. Most “mainstream” commercial brands irritate my skin to the point of cracking, and most “natural” brands aren’t very effective. I finally found one that is completely non-irritating and nearly as effective as the chemical stuff. I found it on passionatehomemaking.com, so they get the credit. I just wanted to share it, ’cause I like it so much.
45g Coconut Oil
60g Baking Soda
60g Arrowroot Powder
6–8 drops Tea Tree Oil
Mix it together. Wipe some on your armpits. You can play around with a little more or a little less coconut oil to find a consistency you like.
UPDATE: I adjusted the recipe for measuring by weight, which should make it a lot easier to get a good consistency on the first try.