Monday, February 25, 2013
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:
*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.
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