Of course there was that trepidation, "do I bring the coconut oil to a liquid state or try using it as a solid?", and "did I put in too much?" As a solid, it looked like I goofed. So I set the bowl in a pan of hot water to soften, which it did quickly. Then everything looked too "liquid". But I let it set. Which is hard for an impatient person like me to do :) I found an almost empty container in my travel bag, I cleaned it out and refilled it with the mixture when it started to solidify.
Today is the test. I've showered and applied my homemade deodorant mixture. It will be very hectic at work this week, and may provide for some very long days.
But the best part of all this; I was able to explore a little more in my kitchen "lab".
Have a great day, and keep on learning!
On a side note to Wendy and Maria, or anyone who uses this recipe (baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and lavendar oil), does it get messy or leave a residue on your clothing in the summer? Do you let the coconut oil turn to liquid before mixing? How thick should the consistency be when mixing?