If there’s one natural product you should be using it’s deodorant. Do a basic internet search and you’ll find all kinds of inconclusive info about antiperspirant and deodorant being linked to breast cancer. It’s neither proven, nor disproven so why take a chance using the expensive store bought brands when you can whip up enough deodorant to last 3-4 months in as little as 30 minutes! Of course, organic ingredients are preferred.
all-natural lavender deodorant
- 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp shea butter
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 5 drops 100% tea tree oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (or scent of your choice)
Using a double boiler or a pot with a heat safe bowl on top, melt the coconut oil and shea butter together. Stir or whisk it until it’s combined and no solid pieces remain.
Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Once combined and smooth, drop in your tea tree oil and lavender oil, and whisk a few more times.
Pour the mixture into your desired containers. TIP: clean out an old deodorant stick (since you’re not going to use that brand anymore!) and pour the mixture into it just below the top.
Place the containers filled with the mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes just to solidify it. It will remain solid at room temperature once it’s settled.
I think people tend to over apply their deodorant. You don't need much. If you've put your mixture in a jar, then use your fingers to get less than a pea sized amount for each arm pit. This recipe makes about a 3 to 4 months supply.
Switching from antiperspirant to a natural deodorant will take some adjusting, because your body needs to sweat out those old toxins. In 2-3 weeks you’ll notice a fresh clean difference under your arms. It’s worth the wait, so just stick with it.
tip: for a masculin scented deodorant use pine, cedarwood, or rosemary essential oils.