5 minute Deodorant

Lately I have been trying new things when it comes to health and food. Today I decided I would try to make deodorant. The nice thing about homemade is that is does not come with any type of aluminum in it. I have noticed that when I go for a period of time without wearing deodorant (gross, I know) that I smell like aluminum. I have always wondered if I am sweating it out or what.

This recipe uses simple items that you have at home.
You will need
Coconut oil or Shea Butter
Corn Starch
Baking Soda
Essential Oil (I used Lavender)
An old empty Deodorant tube

In a large bowl combine these things:
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1/4 cup Baking Soda
2-3 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
10 drops Essential Oil

Mix this all together. I used my hands. When it is combined it will be crumbly but when compressed it will stay in a ball.

Take your old deodorant container and turn the dial so that it is all the way down. Start pressing the deodorant into the tube making sure to pack it well. Once it is all in there you are done.

One note is that this is not an antiperspirant. It will not make you stop sweating, it will just help with the pit stains and the smell. Thankfully I do not sweat all that much so it works for me.

I know it seems silly when we can be getting deodorant for pennies at Walgreens or other places but like I said I am trying to do things that are better for my body. Also, I was a little bored and had all the ingredients on hand.

This was shared to me through instructables by scoochmaroo. You can access it here.


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