Friday, April 12, 2013

My Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe



As you can see, most store bought deodorants are full of toxic chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer.  Here is a recipe I use at home that is all natural and smells wonderful!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
10 drops purify essential oil blend
10 drops citrus bliss essential oil blend, lavender, balance oil blend, or wild orange
Melt the coconut oil in a pan over low heat. Pour the oil into a bowl with the arrowroot powder, baking soda and essential oils. Purify is well known for its disinfecting properties as well as for helping to eliminate odors. I usually use citrus bliss as it is my favorite oil to smell and always improves my mood. Citrus oils are also antiseptic.
Lavender and Wild Orange are also great alternatives. These oils are fairly inexpensive so this is a homemade deodorant you can use that saves you money!

14 comments:

  1. I make a similar deodorant. Thank you for linking up at Wildcrafting Wednesday!

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  2. I am on my second day using a similar recipe. I can't believe how soft my underarms are already--shaving was so easy and not rough.

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    1. It really does help smooth the skin and prevent irritation.

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  3. I do like the idea of being able to add essential oils to this recipe, both for therapeutic purposes and for their lovely scent :)

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    1. It really does make it so much better and I love the uplifting smells on me :)

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  4. I make a similar one, but will try less baking soda next time...the first natural deodorant that actually works for me! I use shea butter too, and the creaminess is a huge bonus!

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    1. Ahh Shea Butter-must try adding that to this recipe. Thanks friend for the awesome suggestion!

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  5. Try adding vegetable glycerin to make it creamier. This worked very well for me.

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  6. Do you just leave it in the bowl and apply with hand?

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    1. I put it into a medium size container for storage and then apply from there.

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  7. I have tried a similar recipe with no luck. While they control the odor, I still sweat really bad and that leaves rings on my clothes and the coconut oil was leaving spots on my shirts. Does this work better? Do you recommend anything to counteract that?

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  8. Almost all store-bought (non-natural/organic) deodorants contain aluminium which has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’.Its always advisable to be aware of health symptoms questions. This homemade deodorant recipes looks great that I am curious to try.

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