Were you unable to make it out to my free lecture on Natural Deodorant? Well I recorded it just for you! It’s about 45 minutes long and I cover many topics, including:
- the reasons to look into alternatives to commercial deodorants
- breast cancer links
- why we sweat
- how absorbable the skin is on different parts of our bodies
- chemicals to avoid
- and much more!
Here is the recipe I use for the deodorant. Or, if you’d prefer to buy it, check out my etsy store clicking HERE (scroll through to see the different scents and sizes)
Natural Deodorant Crème
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
5-15 drops Essential Oil Yield: 2 ounces
Slowly combine baking soda and arrowroot powder with coconut oil by sprinkling small amounts of each powder into the oil (You’ll need a sturdy bowl, a fork, and some patience, especially if the coconut oil is cold=rock solid). When mixture is thoroughly combined, add essential oils. Store in a clean container. If reusing a deodorant container, clean thoroughly so there is no bacteria in the container to start. (In warmer weather, mixture will stay liquid, so choose containers carefully) You may melt the mixture together with a small amount of beeswax to keep it from liquefying in the summer. Keep in mind when choosing essential oils that if you are using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (as opposed to refined), there will be a strong coconut scent that will combine with the other scents you choose. Add lighter smelling essential oils first (lavender, citrus); finish by adding one drop at a time of stronger scents (like Peppermint, or Eucalyptus). Apply to clean underarms for best results! *Note: If you shave your armpits you may be sensitive to essential oils, or even baking soda, especially right after shaving. Experiment and adjust the recipe so that it works best for you, or wait to apply after shaving.