By Kathryn Yateman
IN my first part of this post I talked about the scary toxic chemicals found in our deodorants. Now were going to go over a few simple recipes using Essential Oils and natural ingredients. When I refer to the Essential Oil used I only recommend Young Living EO’s. Why ? because I know they are 100% pure essential oils and have been processed from seed to seal!
Making your own deodorant is pretty easy. I tried just putting a couple of drops of cypress in which hazel and wiping it under my armpits with a cotton ball. So far so good. And I am a major sweater. Sorry but true.
Mineral salts with active ingredients,such as ammonium alum work by constricting the protein in sweat so that bacteria have less to feed on. (the stink) clay minerals, such as bentonite , cornstarch and arrowroot help absorb moisture. further, using a warm washcloth and scrubbing you arm pits will help to remove any bacteria and help open up the pores so they begin functioning again.
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch
10 drops of Essential oil (purification lavender tea tree etc.)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1. Put 1/4 cup each of baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl and add 10+drops of your EO.
2. Stir 2+tbsp of coconut oil until it is the consistency you like
3. Smash the mixture into an empty deodorant container
4. let set for a few days. And use!!
These next recipes are for a solid stick deodorant
This recipe makes about 4-1 oz. tubes.
1 oz. Beeswax
3 oz. Jojoba
20 drops Essential oil
20 drops of second essential oil
kitchen scale you might get away without one.
Pyrex-style large measuring bowl
Medium stove top pot
Glass stirring rod or spoon
Four 1 0z. tubes.
Directions: Use the “stove top method” to liquefy and combine the base carriers.
1. Place the Pyrex measuring cup in the soup pot, and fill the pot 1/4 of the way with water. Boil water, add beeswax and jojoba to Pyrex, and allow to melt.
2. After removing the melted wax from heat, add the essential oils and stir.
3. Immediately pour the liquid into the deodorant tubes and cover.
4. Allow deodorant to solidify for at least 5 minutes before applying.
These blends are less concentrated but you can always double the essential oil if you want.
A few combos to try:
Woodsy and citrus aroma
10 drops of Cypress eo
10 drops of lime eo.
Floral and citrus
10 drops of Geranium
10 drops of Orange
10 drops of Purification
10 drops of Grapefruit
A couple of things on choices. Pick oils that work well for using as a deodorant. Like Purification. It cleanses and disinfects the air and neutralize mildew. Any pretty much purifies anything from objectionable odors. I use it everywhere in my house and a skin antiseptic on furniture everywhere.
Cypress oil is the perfect oil for deodorant . Especially stress-induced sweat! Cypress is cooling, calming, and helps dry up moisture. Remember I told you I mixed a couple of drops in which hazel and swiped it on . About 7 hours ago and still smell good!
There’s more ideas out there. Try one and if its not quite right try another and tweak them to what works for you