Today I was snowed in and my flight was cancelled for a trip. In ways it was a blessing in disguise. When you have a day that you don’t plan on, it’s so fun to take advantage of the time to do some things that you put on the back burner. Of course, I decided to expand out in my healthy oil adventure and learn how to make my own deodorant. Well I shoveled twice today and my deodorant is holding up great. I searched on the web for a few different recipes and decided to make it simple and easy. I had all the ingredients at home. Here’s how I made it.
I took 1/4 c. of Arrowroot Powder, 1/4 c. of Baking Soda and combined that will enough Coconut Oil to make a paste in a consistency that I liked. It ended up being around 5 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil. I added probably 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and that was it. It made around a cup of the stuff so I divided into 3 different containers. Pretty darn easy. You can use other oils/butters that you like. Some recipes added Shea Butter and Coco Butter but I stuck with simple Coconut Oil for the 1st attempt. When adding essential oils, my recommendation is to use oils that help with bacteria. Tea tree would be nice but I wanted it to smell girly and I love lavender. You can also add some vitamin E drops. I haven’t noticed anything greasy on my clothing which is really nice. This is what mine looked like:
I still smell a light scent of Coconut Oil and not so much Lavender Oil, but I have no complaints. Edit: Okay, after using it for 4 days in a row, I started breaking out in a rash. I might try adding more oil to see if that will help. I’ll keep you posted!