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 DIY Herbalism: How to Make Your Own Natural & Organic Deodorant

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There are a lot of great DIY natural deodorant recipes out there, but I’ll go ahead and throw this one in the mix because it has been perfected over the years and does not disappoint.  Though softer than the standard stick of store-bought deodorant, it will not melt or make a mess and you can refill your deodorant tube with it over and over again, eliminating waste from the environment.   This formula is great at absorbing odors and moisturizing, and with the right essential oils can also double as a solid perfume, making you smell simply heavenly!

*NOTE: This recipe contains baking soda.  If you are sensitive to baking soda, you will want to leave it out when making this.  

You Will Need

  • 30 g coconut oil
  • 20 g shea butter
  • 10 g almond or apricot kernel oil (or coconut oil if you don’t have these)
  • 20 g beeswax
  • 60 g baking soda
  • 30 g arrowroot powder
  • 20-25 drops of essential oils (optional)
  • a few drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)

*side note: If you want to get creative, you can use herb-infused oils in place of the plain coconut and almond/apricot kernel oils above.

The Recipe

  1. Melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax on low heat until completely liquid.  Add almond/apricot kernal oil to this mixture at any point.
  2. Add baking soda and arrowroot powder.  Stir until evenly incorporated.
  3. Remove from heat, add essential oils, stir and pour into proper container(s).

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If you are too busy or do not wish to go to the trouble of making this yourself, it is available for purchase in the Wild Earth Crafts Etsy Shop in the following lovely scents:

  • Citrus (grapefruit and sweet orange)
  • Woodsy evergreens (pine, fir and cedar)
  • Tea Tree & Anise (extra antibacterial)

You can find more information about and purchase Wild Earth Crafts Deodorants HERE.

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