If you’re hip on nontoxic, DIY beauty, you’ve probably attempted to make your own deodorant before. Many people swear by how easy and beneficial it is to whip up an effective natural deodorant using baking soda, essential oils and a handful of other ingredients found in your kitchen. However, one of the major drawbacks of using baking soda as a primary ingredient is skin irritation.
If your pits are prone to those painful, unsightly bumps—try this recipe that dramatically reduces the amount of baking soda, while adding in soothing and nourishing shea butter to help keep you smooth and chafe-free naturally!
This recipe fills two deodorant containers. You can reuse empty containers or order empty ones online! I’ve even used jars when I didn’t have a deodorant container on hand.
1. Melt coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted.
2. Once completely melted remove off heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Then add essential oils. Mix thoroughly, but quickly as mixture will start to thicken.
3. Pour into two empty deodorant containers (like these) and let your homemade deodorant sit until completely set (give it a couple hours for good measure). Place lid on and use as you would any other deodorant.
Recipe Source: Thankyourbody.com