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Thursday, March 20, 2014

DIY Deodorant – Use all natural ingredients, most of which are in your pantry!

DIY DEODORANT SHEA BEESWAXI have been using the spray deodorant for some months but I’ve found I also want something a bit more solid and portable so I gave this recipe a try.
So far I love how moisturizing it is and no reaction. I haven’t been able to test it under workout or high temp conditions but for daily use I have remained ‘whiff free’ according to my brutally honest loved ones!
My 1st batch was a little soft so as the weather is warming up I shall increase the beeswax for the next batch
I got all my ingredients online mostly through eBay where I can purchase tiny starter amounts for a few dollars.
I had already bought the Diatomaceous Earth for bug repelling (so far it’s been really effective) got coconut oil at trader Joes (we use it in cooking)GRATED BEASWAX
Shea butter I buy by the lb on eBay and use 2/1 with coconut oil as a general body lotion, I’ve found it to be really effective for my occasional eczema attacks so the only item I had to purchase for this recipe was the beeswax. I bought a pound block as I plan to use if for other things but I think if you just bought an ounce to just for this recipe you would have more than enough
  • Measure shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax into the upper part of your double-boilerGRATED WAX SHEA
  • Melt on low heat over bottom part of double-boiler or a pot with shallow water until beeswax melts
  • or microwave in small glass bowl in 30 second increments
  • Turn off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Add EO and vit E, then blend in arrowroot & DE.
  • Whisk vigorously to mix thoroughly to a smooth paste
Pour into container and allow to set – it doesn’t take very long
  • 30g Coconut oilDEODORANT TUBE
  • 20g Shea butter
  • 10g Beeswax (grated or beads)
  • 15g Arrowroot powder
  • 15g Diatomaceous Earth – Food Grade!
  • 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil (optional)
20-25 drops of lavender of other essential oils (optional)

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