create account

Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge by riverflows

View this thread on steemit.com
· @riverflows ·
$10.82
Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge
![Adobe_Post_20191023_1157390.936788067917322.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/qyPs9FGp-Adobe_Post_20191023_1157390.936788067917322.png)

There's no conversation killer like: 'I made my own deodorant'. My colleagues said drily that they'll have to open the window during summer then, and that their friend made their own deodorant and they had to ask her to switch back. People look at me like I'm a mad raging hippy to even suggest such a thing. I am always puzzled about why people might be so resistant to making their own body products. Have we been so manipulated by cosmetic companies that we believe they are the only effective alternative? 

One might ask why bother at all. There has been no conclusive studies linking anti-perspirants or deodorants to breast cancer, as people commonly belief but as yet has not been conclusively proved. Since we've only been really using deodorants in the last century or so, and there's not yet *enough* studies, I'm choosing to err on the side of caution - a sniff of a *possibility* it might be harmful (excuse the pun) is good enough for me to choose to buy more 'natural' products. Given that aluminium and other ingredients of these products have been known to cause problems, it's not worth taking a chance whilst waiting for more studies to be done. 

However, as science begins to emphasis the importance of the bodies microbiota,  which assists us maintain good gut health and immunity, I find myself with another reason to resist using deodorant 'products'. Microbiota live on our skin, our saliva and our guts, so to smother them with product is counterintuitive to everything I have been reading about good health. Those that use antiperspirants (that use aluminium to reduce sweating) have less bacteria in their armpits, according to [this study](https://peerj.com/articles/1605/). Product use, they found, will affect the type and amount of particular bacteria in the armpits - and with or without deodorant, interestingly, this bacteria can vary from person to person, the most common being Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus, Betaproteobacteria, Clostridiales, Lactobacillus, Propionibacterium, and Streptococcus - not that any of you will remember those names after reading this article. The thing is, we *need* particular bacteria to 'eat' or process the smells - something which products *rely* upon. Once you stop using them, you smell, thus, you apply more product, and so on. Ugh. I *hate* being dependent on these kinds of cycles. 

And so, I turn to doing making it myself. I can make a natural medicine in a pretty tin too!


![20191023_135941.jpg](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/AQdm24E6-20191023_135941.jpg)



Whilst I've been using natural deodorants such as [No Pong](https://www.nopong.com.au/) - which, if you are in Australia and buy natural deodorants, I  highly recommend - not least because it's in a tin rather than a plastic disposable container - I really wanted to make my own, mainly because I don't like dependency on buying products at all, natural or not. If I can make it, I will. If something simpler will do, I'll prefer it - like using a calendula infused oil on my skin rather than an expensive moisteurizer. And that's all been part of the Natural Medicine Challenge this fortnight - you can read more about it [here](https://www.naturalmedicine.io/naturalmedicine/@naturalmedicine/challenge-winner-wk-1-did-you-win-some-lotus-tokens-week-2-closes-26th-october-aest-40-steem-tokens-burn-for-the-win). 

Conversations over the last few weeks with various friends have raised some really interesting alternative suggestions for deodorants as I begun to do my research. Shower more often in hot countries - it's the drying sweat that can smell. Use bicarbonate of soda. Rub half a lemon into your pits. Don't wear it at all - this is the advice of my best friend, who I joke I can smell from Tasmania. Whilst I think all these suggestions are super cool and practical for those they suit, they weren't going to suit me in my profession (hell, I don't wear it on weekends, but I'm not going to lean over some poor kid writing an essay and torture him with my armpits on a 35 degree Australian summer day!). 

And then one person said they'd made [this recipe](https://draxe.com/beauty/homemade-probiotic-deodorant/) by Dr Axe. As usual, I adapted it to my needs - I didn't have probiotic powder and wasn't sure about the validity of his inclusion of it - how would it stand up against being in a warm room, for example? I'm also not a fan of tea tree and lavender together so decided to research a more citrussy scent. I also chose to put mine in a tin rather than plastic, for obvious reasons. 

Thus, my adapted recipe contained: 

> `¼ cup baking soda`
`¼ cup coconut oil`
`¼ cup grated bees wax`
`¼ cup shea butter`
`3 tablespoons arrowroot powder`

To make, I had a decent sized tin, so I simply melted the coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter inside the tin in a warm pot of water, then gently stirred in the baking soda and arrowroot powder. 
<div class = "pull-left">
https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/aHxqHpX9-20191006_143714.jpg
</div>
<div class = "pull-right">
https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/nE2JCfcK-20191006_154727.jpg
</div>

Next was scents. This took more research - whilst internet recipes might give you simple combinations of essential oils (such as tea tree and lavender, or bergamot and lime) I wanted something a little more subtle and complex. I am a big fan of beautiful smells, especially natural ones. After some research, perusing the ingredients lists of all the natural deodorants I could find and considering what it was that I personally had to hand, I then did a little thinking about top, bottom and middle notes, as you would with any perfume. This  is the combination of oils that I ended up with, and was really pleased with. 

Top Notes - `Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Lime (8 drops each)`
Middle Notes - `Geranium (30 drops)`
Base notes - Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang (to middle) - 5 drops each

I wished I had vanilla too, but these were all I had to hand. 20 drops are all that is needed to add to the cooling mix, and I had some left for my second batch, which I made for my son. Knowing he was sensitive to baking soda, I replaced that with diachomoteous earth. This is a really soft plant fossil that is crushed to a silky soft powder that I commonly use on my garden plants to protect them from earwigs *but* is often used in natural deodorants. Containing silica, it can block or eliminate odours because it soaks them up. It's also really soothing, pH neutral and way less harsh than bi-carb. I think I'll make my next batch with that instead too. 

In the colder weather, this mix is quite hard - but a scrape of your thumbnail is enough to get a pea sized amount of deodorant onto your fingers and rub into your pits - and I mean *rub* - not a cursorily smear. This seems to work better. 

![20191021_075100.jpg](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/KYC5fttt-20191021_075100.jpg)

The verdict? Well, after weeks of using it, and some hot and sweaty days in between, I'm sold. At the end of the day, I sniff my armpits just in case, and they're all good. 

Now to just make my husband a convert. He will have to, because I am adding it to the list of products we don't have to buy anymore. 

Smell my armpits, honey! Smell them! 

`This post was written in response to Natural Medicine's challenge this October, which asks us to make a 'product' from natural ingredients that may have medicinal value, or perhaps might replace a store bought product that could be unhealthy. Catch the challenge  for the chance to win up to 40 Steem, plus LOTUS tokens - and you can enter as many times as you like!`

<center>

https://gateway.ipfs.io/ipfs/QmcGSZxvsXD8YbSCNAo6KWc4a9RjXyRCjWupZdPXJapkXk

https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/riverflows/XfLEtKUi-image.png

[@naturalmedicine](https://steemit.com/@naturalmedicine) II [Discord Invite](https://discord.gg/Gy9HFQ6) II #naturalmedicine

</center>
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 229 others
properties (23)
post_id81,119,373
authorriverflows
permlinksmell-my-armpits-make-your-own-deodorant-a-response-to-the-natural-medicine-challenge
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine","health","innerblocks","diy","makers","palnet"],"image":["https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/qyPs9FGp-Adobe_Post_20191023_1157390.936788067917322.png","https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/AQdm24E6-20191023_135941.jpg","https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/aHxqHpX9-20191006_143714.jpg","https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/nE2JCfcK-20191006_154727.jpg","https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/KYC5fttt-20191021_075100.jpg","https:\/\/gateway.ipfs.io\/ipfs\/QmcGSZxvsXD8YbSCNAo6KWc4a9RjXyRCjWupZdPXJapkXk","https:\/\/files.steempeak.com\/file\/steempeak\/riverflows\/XfLEtKUi-image.png"],"links":["https:\/\/peerj.com\/articles\/1605\/","https:\/\/www.nopong.com.au\/","https:\/\/www.naturalmedicine.io\/naturalmedicine\/@naturalmedicine\/challenge-winner-wk-1-did-you-win-some-lotus-tokens-week-2-closes-26th-october-aest-40-steem-tokens-burn-for-the-win","https:\/\/draxe.com\/beauty\/homemade-probiotic-deodorant\/","https:\/\/steemit.com\/@naturalmedicine","https:\/\/discord.gg\/Gy9HFQ6"],"app":"naturalmedicine\/0.1","format":"markdown","canonical_url":"https:\/\/www.naturalmedicine.io\/@riverflows\/smell-my-armpits-make-your-own-deodorant-a-response-to-the-natural-medicine-challenge"}
created2019-10-23 03:07:21
last_update2019-10-23 03:07:21
depth0
children31
net_rshares36,512,855,707,099
last_payout2019-10-30 03:07:21
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value5.631 SBD
curator_payout_value5.186 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length8,147
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (293)
@bong5313 ·
@tipu curate
properties (22)
post_id81,119,425
authorbong5313
permlinkpzt4v9
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"users":["tipu"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-23 03:11:36
last_update2019-10-23 03:11:36
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 03:11:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length12
author_reputation175,567,629,127
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@tipu ·
<a href="https://tipu.online/curator?bong5313" target="_blank">Upvoted &#128076;</a> (Mana: 10/15)
properties (22)
post_id81,119,428
authortipu
permlinkre-pzt4v9-20191023t031150
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{}
created2019-10-23 03:11:51
last_update2019-10-23 03:11:51
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 03:11:51
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length98
author_reputation43,763,405,635,383
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@tts ·
To listen to the audio version of this article click on the play image.
[![](https://s18.postimg.org/51o0kpijd/play200x46.png)](http://ec2-52-72-169-104.compute-1.amazonaws.com/riverflows__smell-my-armpits-make-your-own-deodorant-a-response-to-the-natural-medicine-challenge.mp3)
Brought to you by [@tts](https://steemit.com/tts/@tts/introduction). If you find it useful please consider upvoting this reply.
properties (22)
post_id81,119,558
authortts
permlinkre-smell-my-armpits-make-your-own-deodorant-a-response-to-the-natural-medicine-challenge-20191023t032124
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{}
created2019-10-23 03:21:24
last_update2019-10-23 03:21:24
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 03:21:24
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length407
author_reputation-247,362,199,163
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@skramatters ·
Nice!  I need that nilla though..

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/skramatters)
properties (22)
post_id81,119,589
authorskramatters
permlinkskramatters-re-riverflows-smell-my-armpits-make-your-own-deodorant-a-response-to-the-natural-medicine-challenge-20191023t032319982z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-23 03:23:21
last_update2019-10-23 03:23:21
depth1
children2
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 03:23:21
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length107
author_reputation26,709,555,875,589
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
What is nilla?
properties (22)
post_id81,139,629
authorriverflows
permlinkre-skramatters-pzueiw
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:37:48
last_update2019-10-23 19:37:48
depth2
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:37:48
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length14
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@nateonsteemit ·
Va.
Vanilla. 
properties (22)
post_id81,175,098
authornateonsteemit
permlinkre-riverflows-pzwr07
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-25 02:02:33
last_update2019-10-25 02:02:33
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-11-01 02:02:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length13
author_reputation25,377,243,359,645
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@tryskele ·
@riverflows I bet it smells amazing!!  Sounds pretty easy to make.  

I have gotten to the point of not shaving very often (I don't let it get bushy) and only using a light layer, if I don't do that the chemical burn feeling starts. This has gotten worse over the past year or so.  The herbals I have tried are slimy and that is such a gross feeling 😂
👍  
properties (23)
post_id81,119,930
authortryskele
permlinkre-riverflows-pzt6in
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 03:47:12
last_update2019-10-23 03:47:12
depth1
children2
net_rshares1,623,393,180
last_payout2019-10-30 03:47:12
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length351
author_reputation16,939,043,717,876
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@riverflows ·
Chemical burn? From the razor or from the deodorant? This one definitely isnt slimy. I love it!
properties (22)
post_id81,139,639
authorriverflows
permlinkre-tryskele-pzuekl
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:38:48
last_update2019-10-23 19:38:48
depth2
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:38:48
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length95
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@tryskele ·
From the deodorant. It feels like it's on fire.  I think partially due to being freshly shaved, since the skin is irritated. That's why I started letting things grow out a bit, it lessens as there is some hair growth. I think they body is changing so new alternatives are needed.
properties (22)
post_id81,164,073
authortryskele
permlinkre-riverflows-pzw0k9
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-24 16:31:21
last_update2019-10-24 16:31:21
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-31 16:31:21
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length280
author_reputation16,939,043,717,876
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@passerine ·
I have started making some of my own body products as well, but deodorant is one I havent got to yet because I am still working through the stuff I already have.  Your recipe looks really good (I prefer simple ones...I find so many online are overly complicated with too many ingredients), however I am wondering what plant-based ingredient could be used instead of beeswax if I were to try it? I would love to hear ideas if you have any!

Anyway, I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing :) 
properties (22)
post_id81,120,479
authorpasserine
permlinkre-riverflows-20191022t211935673z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine","health","innerblocks","diy","makers","palnet"],"app":"esteem\/2.2.2-mobile","format":"markdown+html","community":"esteem.app"}
created2019-10-23 04:19:36
last_update2019-10-23 04:19:36
depth1
children3
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 04:19:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length498
author_reputation8,709,635,899,560
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries
0.
accountesteemapp
weight300
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows · (edited)
I was wondering too, as my friend is strict vegan and wont do beeswax. I disagee with that view for a number of reasons but I always love researching alternatives, and there are a few that came up in a quick Google search that i may try next time so I can gift her with a beeswax free alternative. I get my beeswax from a beekeeper friend who lives locally. I did the same thing... used up my other products before making this. It was quite timely in the end.
properties (22)
post_id81,139,595
authorriverflows
permlinkre-passerine-pzuegm
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:36:24
last_update2019-10-23 19:37:27
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:36:24
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length459
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
Oh, and I was in the store just then reading a few ingredients on various products - some don't use it all, and I noticed tapioca starch was a big ingredient. I'm guessing that's the trick - add more starch to get the 'solid' consistancy so it's not as messy. 
properties (22)
post_id81,146,644
authorriverflows
permlinkre-passerine-pzuv9q
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-24 01:39:27
last_update2019-10-24 01:39:27
depth2
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-31 01:39:27
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length260
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@passerine ·
Oh interesting, that is something I could try! I'll look more into it, thank you!
properties (22)
post_id81,147,432
authorpasserine
permlinkre-riverflows-20191023t193228517z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"esteem\/2.2.2-mobile","format":"markdown+html","community":"esteem.app"}
created2019-10-24 02:32:30
last_update2019-10-24 02:32:30
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-31 02:32:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length81
author_reputation8,709,635,899,560
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries
0.
accountesteemapp
weight300
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@rossfletcher ·
Haha! That would be a real show stopper at a workplace : )
properties (22)
post_id81,122,119
authorrossfletcher
permlinkpztcc6
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-23 05:52:57
last_update2019-10-23 05:52:57
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 05:52:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length58
author_reputation34,145,488,738,336
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@luegenbaron ·
You want me to smell you? :D
properties (22)
post_id81,122,500
authorluegenbaron
permlinkre-riverflows-pztddz
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 06:15:36
last_update2019-10-23 06:15:36
depth1
children4
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 06:15:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length28
author_reputation15,291,301,254,496
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
He he, its kinda a joke, you needed to read it all for context.
properties (22)
post_id81,139,550
authorriverflows
permlinkre-luegenbaron-pzuebg
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:33:24
last_update2019-10-23 19:33:24
depth2
children3
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:33:24
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length63
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@haikubot ·
<em>He he, its kinda 
A joke, you needed to read 
It all for context. 
</em>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<sup>- riverflows</sup>

---
<sup><sup><em>I'm a bot. I detect haiku.</em></sup></sup>
properties (22)
post_id81,139,552
authorhaikubot
permlink20191023t193331099z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["test"],"app":"steemjs\/examples"}
created2019-10-23 19:33:30
last_update2019-10-23 19:33:30
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:33:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length265
author_reputation1,742,252,559,128
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@luegenbaron ·
Ik ;]
Tbh if I can smell a person, I'm pretty good with em

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/luegenbaron)
properties (22)
post_id81,139,976
authorluegenbaron
permlinkluegenbaron-re-riverflows-re-luegenbaron-pzuebg-20191023t195541731z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-23 19:55:42
last_update2019-10-23 19:55:42
depth3
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:55:42
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length132
author_reputation15,291,301,254,496
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@chrisinphuket ·
@riverflows  Here in Phuket they sell the natural alum by the kilo in the market for incredibly cheap prices.  Truthfully, I don't know what they use if for but I use it as deodorant which works just fine for me.  My theory is that in general you smell like what you consume and do feel that veg people do smell better.  Yes, I am biased haha.  I reckon the less chemicals we put on and in our bodies the better off we are.  Good on you for making you own concoctions.  If you're interested in any alum let me know.  Smell is extremely important over here :)
properties (22)
post_id81,123,931
authorchrisinphuket
permlinkre-riverflows-pzthc4
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 07:41:36
last_update2019-10-23 07:41:36
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 07:41:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length558
author_reputation1,214,631,233,212
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
Oh you DO smell what you consume and you learn that fast in hot weather when you sweat alot! A clean diet makes a huge difference. 
properties (22)
post_id81,139,538
authorriverflows
permlinkre-chrisinphuket-pzueaf
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:32:42
last_update2019-10-23 19:32:42
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:32:42
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length131
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@steemflow ·
Is there something for men to get rid of body odour as in coz of sweat
properties (22)
post_id81,124,860
authorsteemflow
permlinkre-riverflows-20191023t135656849z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine","health","innerblocks","diy","makers","palnet"],"app":"esteem\/2.2.2-mobile","format":"markdown+html","community":"esteem.app"}
created2019-10-23 08:26:57
last_update2019-10-23 08:26:57
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 08:26:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length70
author_reputation112,777,437,444,318
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries
0.
accountesteemapp
weight300
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
My husband uses same deodorant. The smell is not too girly... kinda citrus/woody. I know @freedompoint just uses bicarb, thats easy and cheap... you could try that?
properties (22)
post_id81,139,445
authorriverflows
permlinkre-steemflow-pzue14
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:27:09
last_update2019-10-23 19:27:09
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:27:09
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length164
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@yogajill ·
This recipe looks great! I have been pondering changing up my recipe to add shea butter and beeswax for a more firm product. I've been using vegetable glycerin. I am not a fan of arrow root in my deo and try to use bentonite in my self-care stuff. It's amazing in deo! Do you use it?
properties (22)
post_id81,126,741
authoryogajill
permlinkre-riverflows-pztnrq
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 09:59:51
last_update2019-10-23 09:59:51
depth1
children2
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 09:59:51
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length283
author_reputation10,259,143,654,700
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
Oh i love bentonite!! Would you switch that for the baking soda? It is nice and firm which is good. Why dont you like arrowroot? I think people also sub cornstarch? Love the experimenting!!
properties (22)
post_id81,139,480
authorriverflows
permlinkre-yogajill-pzue58
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:29:36
last_update2019-10-23 19:29:36
depth2
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:29:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length189
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@yogajill · (edited)
I use 1 part baking soda, 1 part cornstarch and 1/5 part bentonite. I find arrow root goopy and clumpy. Love the experimenting for sure! And, especially love having a deodorant i am 100% confident using. I was using regular store soda & starch but realised the soda is chemically made and is high in metals, and corn is gmo so I switched to "health food" store brands to get non-gmo cornstarch & naturally occurring soda for a higher quality product. It's all about those ingredients ❤❤❤
properties (22)
post_id81,149,376
authoryogajill
permlinkpzv2yo
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-24 04:25:39
last_update2019-10-24 04:26:33
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-31 04:25:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length487
author_reputation10,259,143,654,700
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@rem-steem ·
It looks like a perfect deo. Though I'm not sure if I can manage all the ingredients but it seems worth to try.
properties (22)
post_id81,133,119
authorrem-steem
permlinkpzu16y
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-23 14:49:42
last_update2019-10-23 14:49:42
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 14:49:42
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length111
author_reputation98,981,847,472,995
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
I definitely think you can substitute some of the ingredients with others, so let me know what you come up with. You dont even need to use the scents or just use a scent you have already. 
properties (22)
post_id81,139,503
authorriverflows
permlinkre-rem-steem-pzue7q
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-23 19:31:06
last_update2019-10-23 19:31:06
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-30 19:31:06
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length188
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@nateonsteemit ·
Stolen. 

Thanks! 

💚
properties (22)
post_id81,175,107
authornateonsteemit
permlinkre-riverflows-pzwr1f
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine"],"app":"steempeak\/1.18.5"}
created2019-10-25 02:03:18
last_update2019-10-25 02:03:18
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-11-01 02:03:18
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length21
author_reputation25,377,243,359,645
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@build-it.assist ·
Congratulations @riverflows! Your post was featured on our [daily build newsletter](https://www.build-it.io/build-it/@build-it/the-daily-build-12-or-a-curated-bulletin)! We set you as a %15 beneficiary of our newsletter rewards.

Keep sharing your awesome DIY and How-to tutorials together with the recommended tags. 

*<center>Cheers!</center>*

<center> https://media.giphy.com/media/nbJUuYFI6s0w0/giphy.gif </center>
properties (22)
post_id81,222,890
authorbuild-it.assist
permlinkq0016v
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"tags":["naturalmedicine","build-it"],"users":["riverflows"],"image":["https:\/\/media.giphy.com\/media\/nbJUuYFI6s0w0\/giphy.gif"],"links":["https:\/\/www.build-it.io\/build-it\/@build-it\/the-daily-build-12-or-a-curated-bulletin"],"app":"buildit\/0.1","canonical_url":"https:\/\/www.build-it.io\/@build-it.assist\/q0016v"}
created2019-10-26 20:35:21
last_update2019-10-26 20:35:21
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-11-02 20:35:21
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length419
author_reputation104,981,098,086
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@riverflows ·
Thankyou. Love your work.

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/riverflows)
properties (22)
post_id81,224,315
authorriverflows
permlinkriverflows-re-build-it-assist-q0016v-20191026t220055338z
categorynaturalmedicine
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-26 22:00:57
last_update2019-10-26 22:00:57
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-11-02 22:00:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length98
author_reputation94,285,399,254,807
root_title"Smell My Armpits!!! [Make Your Own Deodorant] - A Response to the Natural Medicine Challenge"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000