Making Deodorant

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  1. Jun 25, 2019 #121

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    I use the witch hazel as a base because alcohol is very drying to my skin. I add a bit of alcohol to my recipe because I've read it helps keep the essential oil from separating. It seems to be true , because that's how I keep my air freshener scent mixed w/o having to shake it before spraying. I can't answer to the magnesium hydroxide because I've never tried it. Give it a shot and see what you think? If you already have it, and it turns out that it works - problem solved! Not to mention it would be one less thing to have to buy. I used the magnesium chloride because of the health benefits, and it's one of those minerals that our bodies get the most benefit from through absorption, rather than by supplement. If you try magnesium hydroxide and it works, please let us know. I bought a HUGE container of the mag chloride (the only size I found) that may last me a life time, but who knows, the hydroxide might be milder, or work better than magnesium chloride in deodorant. I'd like to know too.
     
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    We talk about the differences between chloride and hydroxide (somewhere) in the de-funk thread. If I remember right the hydroxide is considered a purer form of magnesium and comes in a finer powder (or mine did). Both should work but you may get better results with hydroxide.
     
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    Thank you BattleGnome! That thread became so big i totally forgot about that discussion.
     
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    Yep! I preferred the chloride because it was my understanding that it's absorbed better (used as a topical) than the oxide. When I bought the magnesium chloride, I wanted to make magnesium oil. I did, I used it, and I hated it. So, there it sat until the spray on deodorant flash I got while laying awake - yet again. I was informed it can assist with better sleeping. I was desperate enough that if I had read on a reasonably reliable source that puppy chow would help me sleep, I can't say I wouldn't have given it a try. For me, it's working and it makes an obvious difference when I don't. For the purposes of deodorant, I don't know if it would make a difference or not since I've not tried it. I know in oxide form, it's the least absorbed form of mg, I've used mg oxide in a bath, or even as a laxative. My total experience with mg oxide. I'm excited for someone to try it and report back on it's effectiveness in deodorant. I beat a path on google and found this: http://peoplesrx.com/the-best-kind-of-magnesium-for-you/
     
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    WOW! I am very impressed at the amount of reading you have done on the magnesium tooic!
     
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    Desperate people do desperate things. I appreciate a decent nights sleep. :)I'm not personally on any medication, but I was curious to know about drug interaction and if this was suitable for people that do take any. I didn't see anything that stood out.
     
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    @freesia792 , did you use the mag oil in your deodorant? I find mag oil makes me SO ITCHY. I only do oral supplements since then because of that, but of course using mag for deodorant purposes is totally different. Would love to find a way to use it up....but the ITCHING!
     
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    Then I highly recommend you not try this. It is possible to make it to strong. I try to be careful not to make it SUPER strong, when I have mixed to strong, I just add more witch hazel and it's fine. I suppose it is considered (or could be) a mag oil. I use witch hazel and alcohol to make this. No water added though so I don't need to add a preservative. mag doesn't make me itch, but it dries out my skin something fierce! I think that's another reason I like to use in deodorant. It seems to keep me drier than other homemade recipes. Since we don't use aluminum chloride (aluminium trichloride) in our deodorant, they don't usually keep us dry, and this actually does a decent job of that for me, 10 months out of the year. FYI: My pits are pretty! ;) No discoloration, no itching, and if I didn't over mix, my skin is not overly dried out.
     

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