There are many personal products that people decide to make at home, however I would bet it’s safe to say that deodorant is not one of the popular ones. For some reason, people worry that homemade deodorant could never live up to the standards of store bought. However, I’m here to tell you that homemade deodorant can live up to store bought and even does a better job!
Why should you give homemade deodorant a try? How about because it’s cheap? It’s highly likely that you have all the ingredients in your kitchen already. If price is not a good reason for you then how about the lack of toxins? Aluminum, Propylene Glycol, Parabens do you really want those ingredients going on your skin and entering your body? I think not.
Honestly, when it comes to homemade personal care products I feel like you have nothing to lose. Give it a try; if you hate it then just go back to your old way. However, you might just realize that homemade is the way to go!
- 3-4 Tbs. Coconut Oil
- 1/8 cup Baking Soda
- 1/8 cups Arrowroot or Cornstarch
- Optional – few drops of essential oil
Begin by mixing the baking soda and arrowroot together. Add in the coconut oil and essential oil if using and mix well with a spoon or your hands until you reach the consistency of commercial deodorant. Transfer the mixture into your final holding container; this can be either a jar or an old deodorant container. Once in the container you may wish to place it in the fridge to set up. You may then store your deodorant anywhere however, if you keep your deodorant in a deodorant container you may wish to keep it in a cool spot or fridge if your indoor temperature is above 76 degrees as that is the melting point of coconut oil.
This guest post was written by Brittany, blogger, stay at home wife and mother to three children (5 years, 4 years, & 1 year). You can find more about Brittany on her blog The Pistachio Project, where she writes about being green, natural parenting, frugal living and safer products.
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