Well this is embarrassing...admitting that I'm an idiot and I stink. My brilliant adaptation of a natural homemade deodorant seems to be lacking the deodorizing qualities I was looking for in a...deodorant.
I just came in from my ridge top hike and then did 20 minutes on our elliptical machine thingy. I stink. Fortunately, there is a lingering beeswax/lavender scent intermingled with the stink, but I stink. It didn't work. I guess leaving out a few key ingredients, like baking soda and arrowroot, was a dumb idea. I'm going to melt down one of my jars of goo and stir in baking soda to see if that helps. The other I am leaving as is which, as it turns out, made a fabulous body butter. My rosacea face seems to be happy with it too.
Going to take a shower now and then I'll be applying the "commercial stuff".