Alternatives to Commercial Deodorant

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Some people then opt to make their own home made deodorant and swear by them.  Usually made with natural butters like cocoa and shea these alternatives are easy to make, moisturizing and cost effective.  One recipe calls for baking soda, corn starch, shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E and essential oils and one batch lasts about five months and cost around $3 to make.   Essential oils like tea tree oil can be added and are an aromatic anti bacterial that can keep you stink free all day.   Another natural deodorant option is a deodorant crystal.  They are typically made of natural mineral salts that create an invisible barrier preventing the odor causing bacteria from developing on your skin.  They don’t contain any of the questionable chemicals found in every day antiperspirants and cost around $4.  One stick can withstand a year of daily use so you really get a lot of bang for your buck when using a crystal body deodorizer.