Easy Homemade Deodorant
Our skin absorbs so many chemicals – so after going oily I started slowly removing chemicals that we put on our skin!
After doing some research, I found the most toxic care products in my home were body wash, hair care products, lotions, face washes, hand soaps, laundry detergent, toothpaste, and deodorant! The first and easiest product for me to replace with my own oily version was my deodorant! I found this version on Pinterest, added my own spin, and it works SUPERBLY in the Texas heat! Not once have I noticed odor - not while carrying kids in/out of stores, or going on a walk, or cleaning the garage, or walking (fast-ish) on the treadmill, or in spin class or on the elliptical!!
So here is how I made my own deodorant with essential oils:
3 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons aluminum-free baking soda
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (You can find this at a whole foods store – I have been using it in place of cornstarch for almost a year in my kitchen.)
1 empty baby food jar or little container
2-3 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil (I use Thieves!)
1. Measure the oil, soda, and arrowroot powder.
2. Mix the ingredients together. If the mixture seems too wet, add more arrowroot. (Mine is a little wet but I apply it with my fingers so it doesn’t bother me!)
3. Scoop it into a container – the baby food jar is the perfect size for this amount of deodorant!
4. To apply, just scoop a little bit out with your finger and apply to the opposite pit then do the same with your other finger!
This little jar lasted me 8 months!!!!
If you want to know how your deodorant scores – or other household products - from an independent research group, check out these free resources:
Environmental Working Group website
Think Dirty APP. Shop Clean App
And check out my blog for other oily alternatives!
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