13 Aug Natural Deodorant that works!
Cost: fractions of a cent per use. You need so little of this deodorant that it’s not even worth calculating.
Time to make: 5 minutes
I was a sweaty-betty my whole life. Since I was a teenager the condition of my underarms was a constant concern.
When I first started using this recipe I was very leery whether it would work or not.
A friend warned me that the body goes through a 2 – 3 week detox period to get over using commercial deodorants when you first start with a natural deodorant but after that it would be totally fine.
I was shocked that she was 100% right.
If you find that you’re still a bit smelly during that detox period, all you have to do is re-apply 2 – 3 times a day. That’s what I did and it worked. Besides their hit and miss effectiveness, I didn’t want to go back to using my name brand deodorant because with the recent research they’re doing they have found there is no way for the body to rid itself of these unknown materials so it ends up accumulating in our bodies, and our brain. This is called bioaccumulation.
I didn’t want any that stuff in my body anymore. Would you?!
This recipe changed a lot in my life. My under arms aren’t a daily consideration anymore. And believe it or not, I only have to apply it once every couple of days. Wow.
Here’s what you’ll need:
The original recipe calls for 1/4 cups of the baking soda, corn starch and coconut oil but I cut it down to 1/8 of a cup. The 1/4 cup recipe is too much at once so it makes a great thing to share with a friend.
2 tbsp organic coconut oil
2 tbsp organic corn starch
2 tbsp aluminium free baking soda
10 drops Lavender – there are lots of uses for it, check it out
A word of caution: If you use regular baking soda and corn starch you may experience skin irritation. I went with the aluminium free baking soda for my own health, and organic cornstarch because if I’m going as far as to make my own non-toxic deodorant I might as well get the best.
And here’s what to do…
In a saucepan on low heat, melt the coconut oil then add the corn starch and baking soda. Stir until it is all well combined and don’t let it cook, heat it slowly.
Once it’s all combined, pour it into a small airtight container. I love mason jars for things like this. You can get really cute jars at craft shops. I choose mason jars because with a family of five you need to buy bulk.
Let it sit until it’s cooler then add your 10 drops of your favourite essential oil and stir gently. Then, put the cover on and allow to get back into a solid state.
I’ve seen many recipes for this deodorant to be put in a traditional deodorant container. I want to warn you right now, if you do this you may be using too much and it will cause irritation.
The amount of my finger in this photo is what I use under each arm. I suggest you start with that and see how it goes.
Share this with a friend you care about!
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