Natural Deodorant Using Essential Oils
It’s summer! It’s hot, and you are sweaty. If you are into DIY, this is the perfect time to try making your own natural deodorant. Questionable ingredients in over the counter deodorants include aluminum, fragrance, parabens, and triclosan (some of which are linked to cancer), can make you reconsider buying off the shelves. Time to put those Essential Oils to good use again, and feel comfort in knowing you are using a non-toxic underarm deodorizer.
About the Ingredients:
Shea Butter and Coconut Oil are soft, moisturizing, and antimicrobial.
Arrowroot Powder (or Cornstarch) is great for absorbing excess moisture.
Baking Soda and all of the Essential Oils in this blend are incredible natural deodorizers.
How to Make:
In a double boiler, add in the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax and stir gently until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the Essential Oils. Using a whisk, mix in the Arrowroot Powder/Cornstarch and the Baking Soda until all of the dry powder is incorporated into the wet ingredients and there are no clumps. Pour into the container and place in the refrigerator to let it set up.
How to Use:
As needed, apply generously to clean armpits. Allow to dry before putting on clothing.
Keep in mind, this is not an antiperspirant, you will still sweat because that is what a healthy body is supposed to do. It will just help keep you dry and make you smell better.
Store in a cool, dry place.