Homemade deodorant questions.

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Anonymous asked 8 years ago
Greetings! This website is quite fascinating for me, so thank you! I have found that my own homemade deodorant is more effective than store brands of either antiperspirant or deodorant. I use a mixture of coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid, and essential oils of lavender and tea tree. But if I am reading this website correctly adding fats like coconut oil or cocoa butter to the auxillary area may actually be improving the environment for corynebacterium and thus increasing the likelyhood of bad odors. In addition, my recipe ends up being very pH neutral which seems to also aid the corynebacterium. So if I used a spritz of water, alcohol, essential oils, and citric acid to a pH of about 6.5 would this be a better method of controlling the offending bacteria? Or if I get my deodorant recipe to a lower pH, would that improve my chances of increasing the less odiferous bacteria? Thanks in advance for your help!