I made my own deodorant yesterday.
It took about 5 minutes.
It’s toxin free.
It made me smile (and smell good.)
We’re exposed to enough unwanted chemicals as it is, why not take control when we can.
To find out more about what you’re putting in and on your body check out the Environmental Working Group’s website. Loads of really good info there.
RECIPE UPDATED: I’ve been using this for a few months now and LOVE it, but recently felt it wasn’t strong enough (I’ve started working-out) so I give myself a dust – with my hand dandy blush brush – of baking soda on top. Works wonders! If you don’t have a spare blush brush, your hands with do just fine. I apply a light coat and then flap my arms (like a chicken) to get the excess off. Any residue seems to come off easily with a good wipe.
To make your own super duper easy homemade deodorant you’ll need: (makes ~1/4 c. – lasts at least 1 month)
*2 Tbsp coconut oil, (I used organic unrefined extra virgin coconut oil)
*2 Tbsp baking soda
*2 Tbsp arrowroot
*10 drops essential oil of your choice (except for citrus varieties I used Eucalyptus and love it!)
~Combine everything in a medium bowl and stir to combine
~Transfer to a small seal-able container and store in the fridge (especially in warm weather areas- though here in California I’ve keep it out more often, no biggie)
~To use just apply a pea sized amount
~Using a spare blush brush, or your hands, dust a light layer of baking soda on top of the smeared oil mixture. Flap arms to remove excess. Laugh at yourself. Smile, because you’re doing something good for yourself.
And yes it works.
Give it a try, let me know what you think.
Have a nice smelling Monday!
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