Natural Deodorant Receipe
Just as it’s important to be mindful of what we put into our bodies, it is also important to be mindful of what we put on our bodies. Our skin is our largest organ, and since it’s porous, it absorbs whatever is put on it - including deodorant! Conventional deodorants are known to contain many chemical ingredients that can be harmful to health: hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and pesticides. Making your own deodorant is a great way to avoid all of these health-disruptors.
Homemade deodorant is healthier for your body, but it’s also healthier for the environment! By making your own self-care products, you are reducing unnecessary packaging, transportation costs, and harsh chemicals in our environment. I like to reuse the containers that I keep my deodorant in, and purchase ingredients in bulk so that I can reuse my ingredient storage containers as well.
This deodorant recipe is a very simple and neutral base recipe, and you can experiment with substituting different essential oils until you find the ones that work best with your body. I’ve used tea tree oil in this recipe because it smells fresh and has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
• 1/4 cup baking soda
• 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
• 1/3 cup coconut oil
• 15-20 drops tea tree oil
Mix all ingredients well, and transfer mixture into a glass jar. Store at room temperature (if it’s too hot, the coconut oil may melt).
Lots of love,