Looking for a toxin-free, organic, low-cost deodorant? Look no further!
In my post about toxic skin care, I speak about the importance of using more natural or organic skin and body care products to reduce your exposure to toxins which can adversely impact on your health.
I want to share my homemade deodorant recipe with you to kick-start your journey into natural skin and body care. Here is my natural deodorant recipe for you to enjoy!
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
4 tablespoons of Shea butter
4 tablespoons of beeswax
1.5 tablespoons baking soda (aluminium-free)
4 tablespoons organic arrowroot (tapioca) powder or corn starch
Optional: essential oils of choice – 20 drops – I like lemon, lime or orange (naturally anti-bacterial), or Frankincense and black pepper, or the Thieves blend by Young Living.
Add the coconut oil, Shea butter and beeswax to an old glass jar. Sit the jar in a saucepan which contains 2-3 inches of water. Using a jar is preferred, as it can be designated for making deodorant (and doesn’t need washing) rather than having to wash up a kitchen bowl afterwards! Turn on the stove and let the water boil in the pan so that the heat from the water melts the oil, butter and wax together in the jar (or bowl). Make sure no water gets into the jar. Continue stirring until fully melted.
Remove the jar from the heat (careful – it will be hot!)
Next, add the baking soda, arrowroot powder and essential oils. Give it all a good stir until fully mixed.
Container: once mixed together, pour the mixture into deodorant stick containers and let them cool. I pop mine in the fridge for half an hour. You can buy empty deodorant stick containers on Amazon like these.
How to use: apply a thin layer under the arm. A little goes a long way. One 15ml stick should last around 2 months so it’s very economical.
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