I stopped wearing deodorant years ago. Sick, right?
I am allergic to practically every smell...and it's full of unknown
ingredients that are not great for your body and stain your clothes!
I knew I could make deodorant for myself and my family...
and not have any of the unwanted ingredients in them!
And once you have the ingredients for deodorant...you have the
ingredients for so many other great things too!
It will definitely save money in the long run.
Step 1: Ingredients
Ingredients for 2 sticks of deodorant:
4 Tbsp beeswax
1 1/2 Tbsp Shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
1 1/4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 Tbsp bentonite clay
1/2 Tbsp baking soda
Step 2: Mix wax and butters
Use a glass measuring cup and add the beeswax,
Shea and Cocoa butters, you don't need both kinds...just 2 1/2 tablespoons total.
but I had them on hand after making chapstick!
And you might need a really strong son to open your coconut oil.
Step 3: Melting and Mixing
Melt the wax, butter and coconut oil in a double boiler
or set the glass measuring cup in a pan of boiling water.
Carefully remove from heat when melted.
Add the Bentonite clay and Baking soda
Bentonite clay is an amazing healing clay.
It is great for skin conditions like exzema, rashes, bites, face blemishes, ect.
It is also good for absorption...for sweaty armpits.
I can't wait to test this out to the fullest in the 100% humidity of the south's summer!
In commercial deodorants and antiperspirant, Aluminum is used.
Man made, processed aluminum. It has been linked to cancer & Alzheimers.
Aluminum is part of the molecular structure of all kinds of clay,
but the aluminum in Bentonite clay is in a natural oxide form...
so it is a wonderful alternative.
Step 4: Add oils and pour into containers!
Add in drops of essential oils.
I used DoTerra brand, but there are many kinds of oils available.
I did 6 drops of frankincense, 4 drops of on guard (cinnamon/clove blend), 4 drops of citronella
(so it will be a bug repellant too) and 4 drops of peppermint!
You can put it in an air tight container...
or pour it into cleaned out deodorant sticks.
It thickens like chapstick...firm, but soft and easy to just rub on.