About a year ago I finally caved to my inner hippie and stopped using traditional deodorant/perspirant, because: chemicals! They are bad, right? (Actually, my skin was pretty irritated.) I traded commercial chemical-laden stuff with commercial stuff from Whole Foods, which had fewer irritating ingredients–and was about 1000% less effective. I tried brand after brand and they all made me feel like this after about an hour:
On a whim last week, I decided to try making a recipe for DIY deodorant I had seen on Pinterest and dismissed as a step too far into hippie-dom. But holy cow, is it effective. It beats all the Whole Foods brands, is about as effective as traditional stuff, AND I had all the ingredients on hand (I subbed cornstarch for arrowroot powder), so it cost zero dollars. Hippie DIY win.