Plastic free deodorant

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I started using just sheabutter for deodorant but I'm realising sheabutter alone isn't the greatest deodoriser... It's getting warm again so I'm on the lookout for something that doesn't come wrapped in plastic or cost the earth, anyone have any ideas?

I've found something called "alum crystals" but online reviews can be deceiving, anyone here happen to have used them before? How long do they last? Do they actually work?

Cheers! :relieved:
 

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From what I have read, they may work as a deodorizer but definitely not as an antiperspirant.

I personally would not be able to use them as I would end up with soaked shirts by the end of the day

but if your goal is just to smell better despite the sweat, then I say go for it! I will always champion reducing plastic waste
 
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I have been using alum crystals for years now and they work perfectly for me. They last a very long time too and so I don't feel so bad about the container and it does make travelling with it much simpler.

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Here are some DIY deodorant recipes, they are super easy to make. Plus, if you make your own, it'll be unbelievably cheap, while also cutting out single-use plastics.

I think you were on the right track with the shea butter (moisturizes) but just needed to add some arrowroot powder (absorption) along with some essential oils (fragrance).
 
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I feel a little like the odd man out in this thread, but since turning vegan, I've found I hardly ever need deodorant. If I drink
too much beer, then yeah, but normally, no. Hehe, before typing this response I gave my pits a good sniff, and nope, none needed, and I haven't showered today, or yesterday. Not that I've worked up much of a sweat in the last couple of days, but I used to need deodorant every day as an omni, physical exertion or no.

Maybe more greens in one's life? I love my Cos(Romaine) lettuce and broccoli and eat them nearly every day in generous amounts (especially the Cos).
 

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Here are some DIY deodorant recipes, they are super easy to make. Plus, if you make your own, it'll be unbelievably cheap, while also cutting out single-use plastics.

I think you were on the right track with the shea butter (moisturizes) but just needed to add some arrowroot powder (absorption) along with some essential oils (fragrance).
I did see a few guides on making your own online maybe I'll give it a try if these alum crystals don't work out, thanks! :)

https://uk.lush.com/products/deodorants-dusting-powders

I use T'Eo and it works very well.
Arrived naked in a cardboard box with foamies made 100% from potato starch.
While I do love things from Lush it's fairly expensive and I notice their bars in general don't last very long but thanks!

I've found I hardly ever need deodorant.
I envy your pits :joy:
 
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I use essential oils and baking soda. I apply a thin coating of an essential oil (frankincense, patchouli, orange oil, tea tree) then pat baking soda on. Do it every morning.

If your skin is easily irritated you can combine it into a paste with coconut oil, but I find that to be really messy. If you have a problem with odor, or are working outdoors in warm weather, the tea tree is more powerful than other oils.
 

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