Clinical Strength, Coconut Oil Deodorant
- 2 4oz mason jars
- ¼ cup aluminum free baking soda
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder or non-gmo cornstarch (arrowroot power is less irritating if you have sensitive skin)
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 12 drops Thieves
- 12 drops Tea Tree
**You can come up with your own combination of essential oils or just use one oil, but I would stick to around 24 total drops of whatever oil you decide. Some other suggestions would be clove, lavender, bergamot, and eucalyptus
Melt coconut oil in microwave for approx. 20 seconds. Mixture will seem runny, but will thicken as time passes. Pour mixture into 2-4 oz mason jars or container of choice. To speed up thickening process, place in refrigerator. Apply with fingers after a shower for a long-lasting odor-free freshness!
As I shared yesterday, I want bring you along my essential oils journey one recipe at a time. As I remember, I didn’t set out to make all my own cleaning and personal care products. I originally purchased my essential oils kit because I loved the idea of diffusing, and I had been using an essential oil blend called Breathe Again on my son for a year or two that worked so wonderfully that it had me curious about what else I could use oils for.
Then one day, my friend Amanda came by with her baby during nap time and we got to chatting about oils. I lamented that I wanted to try “making a deodorant recipe or something” but I haven’t gotten around to it. The details are fuzzy, but at one point I realized that my kids were sleeping, we were just sitting around, and I had all the ingredients I needed to make the deodorant recipe that we looked up. After all, the recipe only has 4 ingredients. Baking soda. Corn Starch. Coconut Oil. Essential Oils.
I was thrilled to make this recipe because I HATED my deodorant. I had been buying a natural store-bought brand for a few years because I heard that if you get breast cancer doctors suggest that you stop wearing deodorant with aluminum in it, and as it turns out MOST store-bought deodorant contains aluminum. I actually do not know if it’s 100% true that doctors actually recommend that or not so don’t quote me, but it sounded like a good enough reason for me to take the initiative and not wait until I got breast cancer. If you want to do your own research on this the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is a great resource. You can look up specific brands or just type in your products ingredients and it gives you a toxicity rating. Their website states that they “asses the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature.”
The main problem I had was that store-bought natural deodorants did not work on me! I stuck with them, but I had to reapply several times a day.
So Amanda and I whipped up this recipe in like 5 minutes. We divided the batch between us and hoped for the best! Well my first day of wearing it was amazing! I applied it after my shower (with my hands like lotion, which I thought was weird at first, but now I’m totally use to it) and I didn’t have to reapply it again until, get this– not the next day, but the day after that! I’m a mom, so I’ll admit I don’t shower everyday… Every other does the trick!
I will NEVER buy deodorant again.
At all of the classes I teach I encourage women to try making this recipe. I haven’t had one person tell me that it doesn’t work. Not one! And I’ve taught a lot of classes and done a lot of Make N’ Take parties this year!
What about you? How well does your deodorant work? Looking for a natural alternative? Give this recipe a shot. I originally found this recipe over here and I’ll never look back!
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