Isn’t it so frustrating that the public at large has to rely on chemical laden deodorants to control odor and perspiration? Wait..what? What chemicals did you say? *smacks forehead* Sorry thought you knew. OK do this, take a minute and just take a peek at the ingredients on your deodorant label and look them up. I’ll wait…
See?! frightening that’s some stuff huh? But I have GREAT NEWS!!! YOU don’t have to be one of the masses that doesn’t know any better ’cause now you do 🙂
You can make your own very effective deodorant for just a few cents and will last months not weeks. What’s that? make my own deodorant? How the heck can I do that? Well.. I’m glad you asked. You CAN make your own deodorant pretty easily in fact.
Your homemade formula will most likely work for you very effectively unless you have a health issue that would prevent this from working on you. For instance, when my thyroid was divorcing me without my knowledge, I had a “smell” that just would not go away. Sorry if that was TMI but, shared for the sake of the article *SMILE*
I must say that this recipe has worked effectively on just about everyone that has tried it! Here’s what you’ll need.
- 3 Tbsp. Shea Butter
- 3 Tbsp. Baking Soda
- 2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Butter
- 1 Tsp. Vitamin E Oil (You can use Vitamin E Caplets puncture & squeeze the oil from 2 -3)
- Essential Oil of Your Choice (See List & Correct Amounts Below)
These Oils Work Best
- Ylang Ylang / Orange Combo (25 Drops – 10 Ylang Ylang and 15 Orange)
- Sandalwood (20 Drops)
- Coconut (30 Drops)
- Lavender (10-12 Drops)
- Calendula (20 Drops)
- Sage (30 Drops) ~ Will inhibit perspiration by about 50% and reduce pore size.
Helpful Hint: Calendula and lavender oils are mild yet potent fighters of bacteria & odor.
Now For The How To Of It All…
Melt all ingredients (except the oils) in a microwave for approx. 30 seconds and stir well. Add the essential oils you’ve chosen. Stir again, and pour in a jar. Refrigerate the mixture to set. After the mixture sets up you do not need to refrigerate it – in fact, if it’s warm it will be easier to manipulate to roll & spread.
This recipe will fill a jar about 1/4 pint in size. Use about a pea-sized ball, and rub it in. Voila! Homemade DIY Deodorant! It really works too!*NOTE: The basic formula is NOT an antiperspirant and will not keep you from sweating unless you use the sage or cypress oils mentioned above but will control the stinkies 🙂 The more you use it, the more your body will adjust and the more effective the deodorant becomes!
OK so now you know! Try it and let me know what you think! Please leave a comment and let me know! Thanks so much for any input!
All The Best!!!