Many deodorants on the market today are full of harsh chemicals that are doing more damage to our bodies than we think. It is possible to find deodorants that are safer for your body, but they tend to be expensive. We’ve created this all-natural recipe for a deodorant that you can feel good about—for your body and your wallet. You can add whatever oils you want to this recipe to make it your own.
And if your armpits have a hard time adjusting to chemical-free deodorant, we’ve included an armpit detox recipe below.
Melt the beeswax by placing it in a glass measuring cup in a pot of water over medium heat.
Once the beeswax is almost melted, add in the shea butter and coconut oil, and allow it to finish melting.
Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the arrowroot powder and baking soda.
Add 20–40 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend, and stir well to combine. (Start with 20 drops, and gradually add more until the deodorant reaches your desired scent.)
Before the mixture solidifies, pour it into the deodorant containers.
Allow the deodorant to cool for several hours or until solid and completely cooled.
Make “his” and “hers” deodorant by splitting the mixture in half and adding manly oils for him and feminine oils for her.
A blend that we tried and loved was 20 drops grapefruit plus 15 drops lemon. Let us know what blends you come up with!
It’s important to remember that sometimes your body can have a hard time making the switch from a conventional deodorant to an all-natural kind. If you use your natural deodorant and your armpits become smelly or you get a rash, you may need to do an armpit detox to clean the chemicals from your skin. Here’s a simple recipe to get your armpits clean!
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is an essential oil absolute extracted from the flowers. It belongs to the Nymphaea botanical family, commonly known as water lilies. Blue lotus has an exotic fragrance that uplifts and creates simultaneous feelings of euphoria and peace.
As you’ve been inspired by others’ success, you can more accurately see the next step in your upward journey. Confidently take that step! In this blend, fennel inspires courage to move forward. Pink pepper helps increase alertness and focus. Marjoram promotes patience and peace along the way. Sandalwood calms and balances the effects of the other oils.
Spanish sage, also known as sage lavender (Salvia lavandulifolia), is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the plant. It belongs to the Lamiaceae botanical family. The aroma is herbaceous and camphorous (with camphor as a primary chemical constituent), with a subtle lavender undertone.