First of all, you smell fantastic, let's get that out there right away. Over the past few years I've cut down quite a bit on the body products that I buy and even how often I use them. And I love to find recipes for things I can make for less at home! This recipe is for those of us who want to keep chemicals out of our bodies and keep our underarms fresh and dry. DIY deodorant is made with all organic ingredients, heck, you can even eat it, but don't do that, ok?
This recipe is super easy; you can even reuse that empty plastic container your last stick of deodorant came in! Or you can buy empty containers and reuse those. I got these from SKS, a bit expensive, but I was making them for gifts. The cardboard tubs are biodegradable and reusable, as well.
I purchased my ingredients from Starwest Botanicals but your local co-op may have these ingredients in stock.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 1/4 teaspoon essential oil- Bergamot or Lavender are both really nice
Combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the tea tree oil and the essential oils in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Cook and mix well to combine.
Let cool and thicken a bit, then whisk in the tea tree oil and essential oil.
Pour into a container, reuse your old plastic deodorant container or even a small ball jar with a lid works well.
Use as needed. It will help keep your underarms dry, while moisturizing your skin!