Deku Buu wrote:Hello I don't know if you got the deodorant issue sorted yet so I thought I would throw in my experiences with going deodorant free. Our family pretty much uses nothing from the store in terms of soap and lotions but that is not necessarily relevant here.
My husband is also sensitive to baking soda, if he uses just baking soda and coconut oil it usually will result in a red rash within a couple of days of use. It works great for deodorizing but obviously this was not going to be a good solution for him to break out in a rash just to use deodorant.
I came across a couple of other recipes and found one that works for us, 6 tablespoons coconut oil, quarter cup baking soda and a quarter cup cornstarch (or arrow root powder, possibly potato starch would work too, I have only used cornstarch since it works well for us). This worked great for a while, he didn't get rashes until one day I used a different baking soda and then the rashes came back again. I found that the regular baking soda from the boxes causes rashes. The one baking soda that works for us is Bob's Red Mill. I think it works best because it is such a fine texture compared to any other baking soda we have tried to use. I don't know what your sensitivity to baking soda is but hopefully this helps.
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