Non-Toxic Deodorant

This is a recipe that I have made time and time again for my husband. He wears this stuff all the time and it works great for him. I have many of times gotten requests from my family to make it for them and even for friends who live out of state. Once before I have made a video on how to make this stuff so I will link it below if your interested, but if you don’t feel like watching a video I have made this post for easy access to just the recipe!

Deodorant

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup of aluminum free baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of organic arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
  • 2 TBSP of beeswax pellets
  • 20-30 drops of essential oils
  • 3-4 deodorant containers (you can find these on amazon and re-use them)

**I really enjoy using lemongrass and tea tree because of the antibacterial properties but if you want to use something else light like lavender you can! I would however not recommend using citrus oils such as lemon or orange.

Directions:

  1. First prepare a double broiler on the stove to melt the coconut oil and beeswax. Turn the heat to a medium high heat and add in your coconut oil and beeswax. You don’t want the water to come to a boil super fast or you will have water splashing everywhere underneath your pot of oil. This is a no, no.
  2. In a pourable bowl mix together your baking soda, arrowroot starch and essential oils of choice and stir well. Let sit while you melt your oils. Prepare your containers on the side by removing the tops and lining them up next to one another.
  3. Once your oils have been completely melted carefully add in the hot oil to the arrowroot starch and baking soda mixture and stir until there are no more clumps. (You want to do this quickly because you want to avoid having the oils cool inside of your bowl before you pour them in the containers).
  4. Next pour the mixture into all of the containers and let sit until they have completely cooled. Store these in a cool dark place and avoid letting them sit in the sun or being in a hot place where they may melt.

In case you need here is the video for better visuals:

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