Monday, July 1, 2013

Natural Deodorant

I found this awesome recipe for natural deodorant on Sew Green last week and gave it a try. I LOVE IT!

If you're like me you hate deodorant for a few reasons; it has SO many weird chemicals AND it gets on your clothes. (or if you pick the wrong brand sometimes it feels like you haven't even applied anything.) With this recipe you stay dry, nothing ends up on your clothes and if you add a essential oil, you smell great!

5-6 tablespoons coconut oil
1/8 cup arrowroot powder
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
Several drops of essential oil [optional]
For people with sensitive skin, you can adjust the baking soda amount. I have heard some people have a slight reaction to too much. (redness or itching)

Mix the powders together in a jar and slowly add the coconut oil until you have a "pomade" consistency and powders are mostly dissolved. Add a few drops of oil until it has a lovely hint of scent. 

You can melt the oil if you wish, but you probably don't have to since it's summer :)

 I used Green Tea essential oil from Escents - UH MAZING.

I had to put it in the fridge to harden it because the oil had completely melted, but you can just leave it on your bathroom counter over night. Depending on the temperature of your bathroom, it should stay a nice firm (but easy to scoop out) texture.

And if you are used to moisturizing with coconut oil already, you know you just scoop it up, rub your hands together to melt it and apply. If you have excess, you can just put it on your arms. With the essential oil I added, it gives me a light scent that smells so good!

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