Sunday, April 20, 2014

How to Make Non-Toxic Long Lasting Organic Deodorant

Below is a favorite deodorant recipe. I am putting it on here because I want to make it one day soon. You don't realize how simple it is to make your own cosmetics from the food you have already in your pantry. And you can add essential oils for a “pretty smell”, if you want or make it scentless!
Deodorant Recipe
6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
1/4 cup baking soda (aluminum-free)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred)
Few drops lemongrass /  lavender pure essential oils

Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder.
Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken.
You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. Makes about 1 cup. This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.

Source: Heal Thyself

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