If you go into any pharmacy, there are dozens of different types of deodorants. Ones that smell like ocean breeze, or vanilla bean, or man. Ones that make you smell less bad, ones that reduce sweating, ones that eliminate sweating, ones that make your armpits lighter, or softer … the list goes on and on. The point is that there are so many choices because everyone’s body is different which means that different types of deodorant work better or worse for different people.
Conventional deodorant comes packaged in a plastic container with a plastic or foil (probably lined with plastic) protective thingie, and a plastic lid. Making your own deodorant you can prevent all of that waste from being created because you can buy your ingredients package free and keep reusing the same container over and over.
This natural and amazing deodorant is a great alternative for girls who are just reaching the age of needing deodorant.
The recipe is simple, easy to use and you can add essential oils for a “pretty smell”, if you want.
Here is the Deodorant Recipe
– 6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
– 1/4 cup baking soda
– 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred)
Mix the first three ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. You should slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture.
It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily.
If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken.
The use is simple as well. Just scoop this mixture into your old deodorant dispenser or place it in a small container with a lid.
You can use your fingers to apply it with each use.
With this amount of the ingredients you can make up to 1 cup.
You can use this recipe for about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.
Switching to natural deodorant its amazing for so many reasons: You save money, you do not use any single use packaging, you can adjust the scent and ingredients to make it perfect for your body, and you don’t expose yourself to any toxic chemicals.