Sunday, April 28, 2013

Homemade deodorant

Another batch of homemade, natural deodorant made.

This time, scented with lavender essential oils...just a slight fragrance.

Made enough to last way into the fall if not longer....for pennies!

Here's how you do it:

1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c cornstarch
5 tablespoons (more or less) of coconut oil solids.

Mix the dry together. Then start blending in the coconut oil until you have a very thick paste. You may or may not use all of the coconut oil solids... I usually start with 4 tlb and then add in a little more if I need to. Once blended, add a few drops of essential oils and blend and smell....if you want it more scented add a few more...

If you are in a warmer climate, refrigerate for a while to help solidify.

To use, load up a spent deodorant container OR just store in a resealable container and put it on with your fingers the way grandma did... Don't use much! You don't need it.

NOTE: When you first start using this it will work for 6-8 hours depending on your activity level. It takes appx 8-12 weeks for your body to get accustom to this .... after that you'll never go back to the store for deodorant.

Cost? Pennies! And...you'll be using less toxic chemicals on your skin....

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