Deodorant

So here’s a good one for you! You thought the line was crossed at homemade toothpaste? Well here it is, the point of no return…Homemade Deodorant!

Ok so its really not as bad as it sounds.

I’ve been wearing Aluminium free stuff for years so its really just another sideways step away from chemical nasties. The natural one I used was in a glass bottle but it still had a plastic lid & roller ball…can you imagine how many of these might be floating out there in the ocean?!

It was these thoughts of deodorant balls bobbing around in the ocean, namely converging in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that made me switch.

Ok so a month into using this recipe & I have to say its better than any natural product I’ve used before EVER!  I was a bit sceptical at first & was nervous when I made the switch but it really does work.  It’s summer here so it’s had the full test in 30+ days.  It was also tested on my recent flight home, several bus journeys, cardio something or other circuits & multiple yoga classes. Really it’s awesome! 

I have to say I think it works better than many of the natural brands out there, is loads cheaper & you can add any oils you fancy for the scent you like. I was using about 6 or more a year, so that’s saving of about $60 a year. I haven’t broken this down in cost but you can see with the ingredients its not that spendy at all. It’s super simple as well, just follow the instructions below. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons of corn starch – (arrowroot or tapioca flour works well too)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil – liquid
8 drops of peppermint mint – (or your fav scent)
4 drops of tea tree oil – (being anti bacterial its a bit super for this type of business) 

Method

Mix the coconut & essential oils in a bowl
Add the baking soda & corn starch & mix into a smooth paste.
Pour into your favourite small jar, that’s it!

It should form a silky paste that drys & disappears when you pop it on.
It will be solid or liquid depending on the temperature outside so if you prefer it firm pop it in the fridge.
I have found it is much nicer when soft to apply so pop it in a warm water bath for 5 mins while your showering so its nice & silky for you.

So that’s it! Easy peasy! If you would like a printer friendly version of this recipe check out this link here. Would love to hear any feedback or variations with oils you try out.

Otherwise enjoy! S xx