Before you roll your eyes about this post and under your breath call us crazy pants hippies first hear me out. This stuff really works like really really well. No big sweat pits and no secretly taking a smell to make sure its not you with that body odor:) Come on you know you’ve done that. Prior to having kids I didn’t have tons of problems with smelling or excessive sweating. But I swear after pregnancies my hormones were just whacking out and I had some serious body odor. Around this time was actually when I wanted to start switching out a lot of my body products that had parabens and chemicals in them as well. Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? Ya its super big and super absorbent. Anything you put on it gets absorbed right into your body. It is kind of scary when you think about all the chemicals and junk that’s in our skincare! Last point being that your underarms are so close to some pretty important girly parts and its important to keep your deodorant clear of parabens aluminum talc chemicals etc. So give this a try and let me know what you think! It comes together really fast and I forgot to mention how much cheaper it is than buying regular store bought deodorant.
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- 3 T baking soda
- 2 T cornstarch ( I used arrowroot powder instead)
- 2-3 T coconut oil
- 2-3 drops of essential oils (optional as well) (I used tea tree other ideas lavender calendula anything citrus)
- 3 T Shea Butter (optional- I didn't use but makes it thicker gives a nice texture)
- 2 T cocoa butter (optional- I didn't use but makes it thicker gives a nice texture)
- Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. As you know coconut oil changes with the temperature so if you live in a warmer climate like me come summer time I put this in the fridge so it doesn't mess with the consistency. This amount typically lasts a really long time as you only put a little on. I keep mine in a glass jar but some people may like to clean out old deodorant containers and refill with this for easier application.
- *If you do decide to try it with the Shea Butter it needs to be melted down before adding to the mix!
- **Some people have asked how I apply it... I just use a wooden craft stick (popsicle stick) or I just use my fingers:)