Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LOWER Your Chemical Exposures -- Cream Deodorant!

One batch of this homemade deodorant lasts quite a while!  So you may want to halve or quarter the recipe to trial it  ;-).

This is a blend that has been working extremely well for months now for a man who does a lot of outdoor, hard, sweaty work.  A woman who shaves and also works outdoors.  And a 15 yr old teen boy!  We are quite impressed!!

Everyone is taught to dip in fingers from a clean hand to put on the opposite armpit (ex: right hand dipped in to rub into the left armpit).  This deodorant is EASY to make once you line up the ingredients, INEXPENSIVE, keeps well, works, smells good, and has side benefits from the essential oils used  :-).  We're never going back to commercial!!

We use certified, high quality, therapeutic level essential oils (ask me privately for the source) because I don't want any adulterer essential oils on my skin… nor do I want to use non-therapeutic level oils.

So here's my current blend, that is working VERY well for us    :

1 Tbsp beeswax pellets or shavings
1/3 c. extra virgin coconut

melt the above on low heat, remove, and stir in:

1/3 c. baking soda (switched to Red Mill... had a slight burning sensation with Arm & Hammer on shaved arms)
1/3 c. arrowroot powder or organic corn starch

and pour and stir briefly into a 4 oz jar that has:
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
8 drops Lavendar essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
one opened capsule of vitamin E oil

1 comment:

Alyson Ball said...

You have no idea how glad I am I bought everything to make this with our recent Ondrej discovery. I'm going to make it in the morning.