Hello All, This week’s DIY with Dani is about making natural deodorant at home. The recipe I use is very simple and easy to make. I am a major sweater and I have tried every kind of deodorant on the market from super chemical to all natural crystals but this is the only one that I do not sweat off. I still sweat but it keeps me smelling fresh even when I am stress sweating. I also have super sensitive underarms and I haven’t had a problem- rash, burning, pain- with this deodorant.
What you need:
1/4 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of arrowroot or cornstarch
6 tablespoons of coconut oil
1. Mix together baking soda and arrowroot/cornstarch
2. Stir in coconut oil (a fork helps to mash it together if the coconut oil isn’t liquid enough)
3. Add in a few drops of the essential oil/s of your choice
4. Put it in a clean glass jar 🙂
Apply the deodorant using your fingers. You only need about a pea size amount for each armpit and the jar does not need to be refrigerated.
Pictures after the jump
This is my gear: Organic coconut oil, aluminum free/pure baking soda, and pure cornstarch. I use rose essential oil. Tea Tree oil can be added as an antibacterial component but it is not good for sensitive skin.
This recipe is adapted from mindbodygreen.com
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