After going back and forth, I discovered that the deodorant stone actually works BETTER than the vegan stick deodorants I've tried thus far.
I'll try the baking soda thing. I've GOT to have a solution before the weather warms back up.
Edited to add:
I've always had a problem with red bumps, pimples, ingrown hairs, and what I call 'sweat bubbles" <-- like a non-irritated bubble of sweat that doesn't break through to the surface. I know it's gross to talk about, but it's always made me worry about people being able to see my pits.
BUT, ever since I switched to these natural/vegan deodorants, those problems have magically gone away, and that skin is clear, clean, and smooth. I can also shave them every day, whereas before daily shaving would result in more red bumps.
Give thanks to Mother Earth for Her greatest gift...
For without it, we would be lost.