Soooo....I got in the kitchen to give a homemade concoction a try. Here's the recipe I used:
5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
10-15 drops of favourite essential oil
I halved this recipe since the first batch is for experimental purposes. I used lavender, rosemary, and a smidge of lemon essential oils.
I like the texture thus far. It's a little softer than solid deo. I smushed it into a reused tin and applied it with my fingers today. I already use coconut oil as a body moisturizer, so this wasn't much of a stretch to use a fancied-up version as deodorant. It hasn't been a wild day (that will be the real test), but so far, I feel comfortable, dry, and non-smelly. I also have to say, I love seeing my own little tin in the bathroom rather than yet another plastic package of something-or-other.
I will keep updating! Anyone have a favorite recipe or natural deodorant?