So, in the past, I went from using my homemade deodorant for a whole year and spreading the word that this recipe was the best stuff out there! Until I saw issues of irritation from the baking soda. I swore by the deodorant because it NEVER gave me issues!!!! I was almost out of my first batch when I started to develop an itchy, burning rash that turned into almost a scab under my armpit. Really? I used it for a whole year!!!!! So, to heal the scabs, I used my trusted L’BRI aloe jelly and used straight coconut oil for some added protection while I was taking a break from this irritating stuff. After I healed it (only took like 3 days), I made a whole new batch (of the same stuff). I thought, well it must be because the baking soda made its way to the bottom of the container throughout the year and I was getting mostly baking soda…
The itchy scab reappeared under my arms. Weird. So I attempted less baking soda in the recipe and called it “sensitive deodorant recipe”… It still gave me the same problem. I then withdrew my post on my “sensitive deodorant recipe” in fear that someone else would try that batch. I did my research and just ended up throwing together a few simple ingredients. I have been using this now for over 3 months! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!
There is a lot of research on the internet telling you how bad aluminum is for you. So, I won’t go there on this post. It is way cheaper to make this stuff at home and way better for you.
So, here is the recipe!
5 Tbs 100% Pure Coconut Oil (found at my local health food store),
4 Tbs Arrowroot Powder (found at my local health food store),
5 drops of Vitamin E Skin Oil (found at Walmart),
few drops of Clove Essential Oil (found at my local health food store).
See HERE for the many benefits on Coconut Oil.
Arrowroot powder helps absorb perspiration, is gluten free and the best part has no hormonal inhibitors.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin.
Clove Essential Oil has many benefits including antiseptic properties, kills bacteria, has high antioxidant properties and is anti-inflammatory.
What I did was put it into a little double boiler to prevent it from getting too hot, but you could put it directly on the stove and watch it closely until it melts. It doesn’t take long. Even the heat of your fingers melts it. Add the coconut oil first and wait until it melts to add the arrowroot powder… mix until it all dissolves. Then take off the burner, add the Vitamin E and your essential oil. Mix well. Be careful, I read somewhere that citrus makes your hair grow! I was careful to NOT put that in my deodorant. I really don’t care to shave twice a day. At first I didn’t like the clove, but it grew on me after a short while. It has a nice light smell to it.
Stick it into an old disinfected baby food jar and keep in a cool place. You will know if it is too hot, it will start to melt. I tried disinfecting an old deodorant container, but as soon as it touched my skin, it melted all over the place down the sides of the tube wasting product. All you need is a little dab under each armpit like you see here.
I love my deodorant! How many of you can actually say that?