This deodorant is made with Baking Soda and Active Charcoal. Together they make for a long lasting barrier between sweating and body odor. With this recipe having baking soda instead of shea butter, it makes for a dryer application and more similar to an over-the-counter stick. Baking soda helps combat body odor without subjecting your armpits to harmful, unnecessary chemicals. The other main ingredient in this recipe, active charcoal, helps in multiple ways. When in a deodorant form, it is able to absorb 1000x its weight in moisture. Active charcoal also soaks up toxins and improves intestinal health through a process called “adsorption” which means “to bind to” rather than “to absorb”.