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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Coconut Oil Deodorant
I found this on face book on a site called Confessions of crafty witches
DIY Coconut Oil Deodorant That Actually Works :) I’ve always known that store-bought deodorants have some pretty nasty
ingredients in them (they’ve even been linked to cancer) but I hesitated
on making my own because I feared homemade deodorants wouldn’t really
do the job. I don’t mind sweating a little as that’s your body’s way
of eliminating toxins, but I didn’t exactly want to walk around
smelling “crunchy” if you know what I mean. After trying two natural
brands of deodorant (Tom’s and the Natural Crystal), and being sorely
disappointed (ie. smelling crunchy by the end of the day), I decided to
give this recipe a try. Boy, I’m so glad I did! This natural deodorant recipe works amazingly well. My only wish is that I tried it sooner!
Homemade Deodorant Recipe using Coconut Oil Ingredients: 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup baking soda 1/4 cup arrowroot powder 4 tablespoons cornstarch (this will add an antiperspirant effect to the deodorant.) essential oils (optional, but you could use tea tree oil, sweet orange, cinnamon, etc.)
.How to make: Mix baking soda, cornstarch, and arrowroot powder in a bowl. Add coconut oil and use a fork or pastry cutter to blend into the dry ingredients. Add 5-10 drops of your chosen essential oil (I used tea tree oil). Add more coconut oil or baking soda to achieve your desired consistency. Viola! Now you have easy-peasy, good-for-you, all-natural deodorant!
This recipe uses coconut oil which will liquefy at 76 degrees (it will
remain solid at any temp under 76 degrees) but in summer my hubby doesnt
care he just takes a little on his finger and rubs his pits with it LOL
I’ve heard of people putting their homemade deodorants
in cleaned-out store-bought deodorant containers but it didn’t work for
me. My DIY deodorant leaked out the bottom of the container and was a
gooey mess. Instead, I store this coconut oil deodorant in a small glass jar and I keep it in my medicine cabinet. To apply, I take a small amount and rub it together with my hands to soften and then rub it into my underarms like a lotion.
Me and my husband both use this deodorant and absolutely love it. We’d
never switch back to store-bought. You really must give it a try.
My notes: I plan on trying this but have to get arrowroot first.