Natural alternatives for home cleaning, beauty and health products have become a recent passion of mine. I had thought for quite a while that using processed deodorants and antiperspirants were not the best choice for me and my family so I went on a search for a natural alternative.
I found many recipes online and tried a few but found this one has worked the best of all that I tried and can be made in just a matter of a few minutes for less than $1.00. My first batch is still in use (over 2 months) and is not even half of the way gone yet. I love that I can customize the scent for each family member and that it can be reapplied throughout the day if desired.
6 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
a few drops of essential oil ~ I use lavender for my underarm deodorant but other scents for my sons and husband
Mix the arrowroot powder and baking soda together.
Next, add the coconut oil.
Continue mixing until everything is well blended and then add your essential oil if desired.
You can place your deodorant into a small container with a lid to keep it nice and fresh. I used a Ball Mason Jar for ours ~ these little half pint ones are the perfect size.
This deodorant is great ~ it doesn’t leave a nasty white mark on clothing (as long as you are careful when you put it on) and it washes out of clothes easily with no residue. It is a win-win for us and I plan on continuing to make it going forward.
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