Sunday, December 2, 2012
DIY Natural Deodorant!
I have tried a few different deodorants that are natural (aluminum and antiperspirant free!), and unfortunately, by the end of the day, I didn't smell so fresh. With so much speculation out there that deodorant can cause cancer, and more specifically, breast cancer, I was determined to find one that works! Aluminum has been established as a neurotoxin, yet it is the main ingredient in most deodorants!
I was tired of wasting my money with natural deodorants offered at the store and decided to make my own! I found a great recipe and thought I would share. Not only does it feel GREAT on (not sticky at all!), it actually works!
The only downside is that you have to rub it in with your hands. But you are applying it when you are clean and out of the shower, so for me it is not a big deal.
My test was to see if it would work over night and through a very tough and sweaty workout. It worked great! This is the easiest recipe ever! I hope you enjoy!
1/4 c. Organic raw coconut oil
1/4 c. arrowroot powder
1/4 c. baking soda
a few drops of your favorite essential oil (opt)
Melt coconut oil in a kettle on the stove. Turn off the heat, stir in arrow root powder, baking soda and oil. Pour in to Tupperware container and let cool.
**Summer months it will be very soft since Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and begins to melt at 76 degrees.
**Winter months it is harder to get out, but I scoop with my fingers and it melts right into the skin.