I'm the op who made her own deodorant. One warning, when you first start using it, you will detox...through your armpits. It took a few days but my armpits smell like a weird mixture of chemicals and skunk. My friend warned me this will happen and she was right! There are also people on a few blogs that say that, not only will you have a strange odor for a few days, you can also experience swollen lymph nodes or a rash as your body rids itself of all the crap that has been put into your system from store-bought deodorant.