The problem is that there are really no natural "anti perspirants". One key to using natural crystals is that you need to completely wash under the arm first and then apply it to the whole area. You have to do it every day.
I've recently tried a homemade deoderant that uses unrefined coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot/cornstarch. I'm finding that I feel MUCH drier than when I used the crystal. You can add tea tree oil or lavender for their antibacterial qualities or some other EO just for nice smell if you want:
5 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
Melt the coconut oil, then stir in the starch & soda. Let it cool a little and then you can pour it into an old deo container or other container.
It is natural and healthy to sweat a bit, but I know those after baby hormones and how bad you sweat! This record-breaking heat summer doesn't help! The above recipe is helping me feel MUCH drier, even running errands while wearing my baby.
***came back to add amounts! I've had a couple of people message me with questions so i also wanted to add that Spectrum is an easily attainable brand of coconut oil. Make sure you get unrefined. It's available at natural food/health stores, but I've seen Spectrum in the baking aisle at Walmart, too! It's also really great for baby's bottom for diaper rash! Very healing.