Wednesday, October 13, 2010

make your own deodorant

a while back, i came across a post at How About Orange, and decided to have my go at
creating my own deodorant. maybe this is a weird post, but i absolutely love making this stuff and have been telling everyone about it. there's no scary aluminum, you get to control what goes in the recipe, and it smells LOVELY (kinda like a pie). AND, the best part is that it really and truly works. really well.

this is the original recipe:

* 1/4 cup baking soda
* 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (as a thickening agent)
* 4 tablespoons coconut oil
* 10 drops/shakes grapefruit essential oil
* A tin or jar with lid

however, i made up the first batch and realized my skin is just a tad too sensitive for baking soda….and ended up making other batches that are baking-soda-free and it works just as well. i also ended up adding in a few more than 10 shakes of the grapefruit oil just because it smells so good.

to make it, just mix everything together and store it in a jar or tin, then apply it once daily with your fingers like lotion. its consistency does change based on temperature (becomes more liquid-y in higher temps) so you can store it in the refrigerator to keep it solid. and i was able to pick up all of the ingredients at whole foods. let me know if you decide to try it!


Katie said...

I'm going to try it, thanks for the recipe!

theresa said...

hi, i tried this and it turned out great. it turned out smelling just like cookies, which i don't really mind. i detailed my little adventure on my blog, too. thanks for posting!

Jill said...

i've been meaning to try this for so long! i opted for the baking-soda-free version and it's great. thanks for sharing!