Homemade Deodorant Recipe
As we know I like to do, I'm getting straight to the point here. Why homemade deodorant?
Sweat is natural.
Body odor is natural.
The natural cycle of the body is beautiful. Let's honor it, not suppress it.
We have manipulated the cycle of the body by creating antiperspirant, which STOPS the sweat gland from working property and the deodorant is loaded with chemicals and allergens that are absorbed directly into the body (dangerously close to the lymph nodes).
So, lo and behold, another magical 4 ingredient work of art. Natural stuff for the stinky stuff.
Who secretly enjoys their body odor in small doses? Nice, me too. It's beautiful, huh?
~1/4c. virgin, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil
~2 TBSP. non-GMO corn starch OR arrowroot powder
~2 TBSP. baking soda
~5-9 drops essential oils (I like lavender & tea tree)
~Start with mushy or melted coconut oil, mash it up with a fork and add the equal parts of dry ingredients.
Do NOT melt it down all the way or microwave it.
If its solid from the temperature, put it in the sun or just mix it up with a fork until it becomes soft.
~Mix everything together in the jar you'll store it in, and add whatever essential oils you'd like your pits to smell like!
I love the combination of tea tree and lavender. It's awakening and calming, with an intimate and clean type of smell.
Any type of antibacterial oils that you like will work great: thyme, lemongrass, rosemary...whatever, really.
Keep it stored in a shallow jar (so you can dip your fingers in to apply) and keep it in a cool place. Be careful traveling with your deodorant because the coconut oil will melt if it gets hot and you don't want a suitcase full of oily clothes if the jar leaks..not that I would know. Mix it up if it ever melts, but this is obviously normal.
Everyone I've given a sample to has absolutely loved it...including stinky boys who love their Old Spice and serious sticks. So, yea, it works amazing! The ingredients can be altered depending on portions. Play with it- make it stronger or weaker by adding or lessening the dry ingredients.
Let me know in the comments how it goes!
I love all you stinky people.