1. I make a coconut oil based deodorant too. It’s my favorite-smells so nice! For the spray deodorant, what is the ratio of rubbing alcohol and essential oils? I’d love to try making that one. Thanks!

  2. gracefulfitness

    Hi Amy, I didn’t use a formula but it’s roughly 99% alcohol. In other words, fill a small spray bottle almost to the top with alcohol then add a few drops of essential oil and tea tree. The lavender smells nice and both provide an antibacterial boost to combat odor. It can sting a little if used immediately after shaving but only for a moment. Enjoy!

  3. I just went started using Tom’s deodorant, and I was a super-strength Secret devotee. I was REALLY smelly for 3 weeks, but I seem to have regulated, and now I really love it. Since reading a post you did a couple months ago about natural products, I’ve gone all natural: mascara, lip gloss, tooth paste, and plain old soap for my face. It feels good!

    Oh, and as far as my workout: 6 miles of running and a sweaty meeting with my newly-former boss. If you sweat, that counts as a workout, right?


  4. Kamaile

    Thanks to your first post I’ve been using either nothing or the coconut oil & baking soda mixture too. I’m waiting to see how it works in the summer. Thanks again for the info I’m glad I made the switch!

    • gracefulfitness

      Awesome! Once summer comes my pits won’t be the only thing sweating, it is SO humid here that I shower several times a day and postpone any hugs until fall!

  5. I was thinking about you recently! My stinky self has recently switched to a homemade deodorant almost identical to yours. I melted some coconut oil with arrowroot and baking soda and added a few drops each of lavender and peppermint essential oils. Since I started using it, I haven’t had mid-day smellies! Bonus– for the first half of the day I smell freakin’ fantastic! 😉

    At first I thought the baking soda may irritate my skin, seeing how it’s so sensitive. While the feeling is a little gritty, my skin hasn’t been irritated, so I’m glad!

    • gracefulfitness

      HA, love that your pits make you think of me. 😉
      I love the addition of peppermint oil, I’ll have to borrow that!

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