I’m not sure why i’ve never shared this recipe before? I’ve been making my own deodorant for over 7 years and will never look back.
I originally began investigating how to make my own deodorant as a way to reduce the amount of chemicals I use on my body. But there are many other benefits to creating your own.
*It cuts down the amount of waste I produce
* I save money
*It smells much better to me than any store bought deodorant i’ve ever used
*It really works!
The only thing that I have changed in this recipe over time is the essential oils I use, and you can experiment with this as well finding the essence that works best for you.
By the way… I’m a yoga teacher, massage therapist and I cycle around London to get to all the different places I work, which is to say i’m pretty much always on the go… so I need to be smelling fresh. In my homemade deodorant recipe, all I use are simple, natural, safe ingredients that are also antibacterial and antimicrobial.
- 1 tbs bicorbonate of soda (some people may be a little bit sensitive to this, you may use less if you experience sensitivity, or if it feels a little scratchy especially after freshly shaved armpits, but to be honest as someone with sensitive skin I used to get a worse reaction from from store bought)
- 1bs organic arrowroot powder
- essential oils: grapefruit, tea tree, lavendar and sweet orange. lemon grass are my personal go to’s. The oil you use does make a difference as some are better deodorisers.
- Unrefined coconut oil (I used coconut oil from The Coconut Merchant an awesome ethical company who work closely with farmers to make sure they get a fair price for their produce.) Special discount code below.
Interestingly human sweat is odorless. Sweat gets its smell after it is broken down by bacteria in your armpits. These bacteria convert your sweat into acidic waste products which makes it smell. Bicorbonate soda can eliminate the smell of sweat.
And did you know that arrowroot contains potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart health as you know we can absorb things through the skin.
The fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help protect the skin from bacteria.
Made with love.♡
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