One of the things I have eliminated from my bathroom is commercial deodorant. The aluminum content alone was pretty scary. The deodorant I sell is the same formula I use, and my family uses, and have been doing so for years. I find it very effective, even on those super hot days. Make sure you read the notes below on the detox period. This is a 2 Fluid Ounce twist up tube, and when used in the proper amounts will last for months.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Shea Butter, Arrowroot Powder, Bentonite Clay, Lavender Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil
If you have been using a commercial deodorant, particularly if it was an antiperspirant, expect to go through a “detox” period. During this time your body will be flushing out your sweat glands, therefore you will probably sweat MORE than you are used to, and you may feel rather stinky. Bear with it! It does get better! The process may take a couple weeks or it may take a couple months. Eventually you will get cleaned out and your body will settle in and figure out how much it actually needs to sweat. Natural deodorant is NOT an antiperspirant, it is simply there to help absorb moisture and eliminate odors.
To apply I do not suggest rubbing the tube against the underarm, as many are used to with commercial deodorant. I would take a pea sized amount on my fingertip and apply that way. The roll up tube help you keep it at a level where it is always easy to get to. If you rub the tube under your arms you may actually use more than you need to, and it kinda contaminates the tube , IMO.
If your deodorant arrives quite liquid, as can happen in warmer climates and the hot summer, simply pop it in the fridge, upright, for an hour or so. It should harden enough to use then, and will harden more over the next few days. It is not meant to be super hard though, you still should be able to scoop it out with a finger. If you notice any separation in the tube with liquid, you can cool it until it is paste-like, and then stir it with a chopstick, or something like that, then finish cooling it.