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Monday, February 25, 2013

Homemade Deodorant


My husband developed an allergic reaction to store bought deodorants last year. We tried some natural deodorants on the market but those too seemed to cause a rash and discomfort.

I researched making our own and came up with the simplest recipe to try. It's been a month and working great but the true test will come during the hot summer months.

Using coconut oil and tea tree oil means that there are a lot of antibacterial components in this deodorant. If you are wanting a more feminine scent you may want to switch the essential oil to lavender or your other favorite scent.

You will need:
*Coconut oil
*baking soda
*Tea Tree oil (or other essential oil)
*small container (I washed and reused a small jar that once held a sample of curl crème for your hair)

Depending on the size of your container, melt a corresponding amount of coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave. Stir in several sprinkles of baking soda. Mix in a few drops of essential oil. Pour into container and let sit until hardened. 
 
That is all there is to it! When it's time to use it just scoop out a small amount with fingers and rub under your arm. In the winter it may be more difficult to scoop out but in the summer it will be a softer consistency.

If I ever get an empty plastic deodorant container (the push up type that you buy in stores) I may try to make our own push up deodorant as that should be a lot easier to apply.  

Linking up with Clever Chick Blog Hop today!
 

5 comments:

  1. That's so neat! Who knew it would be so simple!! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. Have been looking for an alternative, thanks for sharing and best wishes , Marie

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  4. Thanks for sharing!!

    So has your recipe worked out through the early stages of summer yet?

    I also used to have allergic reactions to commercial deodorants and anti-perspirants. If you're looking for an all-natural deodorant - try Lavilin. I switched over years ago and I'm so glad I did! No more rashes or irritations. What a great product!!! You can find more info here: www.microbalanced.com

    -Lucy

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    1. Lucy - my boyfriend just bought me some Lavilin. I think his secretary mentioned she uses it and said such good things. So far so good!!!

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