Raw organic virgin coconut oil is an amazing food, medicinal and beauty product. I recently used it successfully and quickly to heal shingles (I ate two tablespoonfuls a day), however, one of the further ways I started using it last year, was as a deodorant. As with toothpaste, I had been using an organic store-bought one but was determined to make my own.
An old roll-on glass deodorant bottle.
A heatproof jug containing hot water.
Coconut oil melts at 24°C (76°F) so the water doesn't need to be boiling.
essential oil(s) of choice
My favourite essential oil for using as a perfume is Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) but I like to use it with a note of citrus, so either essential oil of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) or Mandarin (Citrus reticulata). The mandarin is a fabulous deep greenish gold, so even a few drops give the finished deodorant a rich creamy colour.
Step 1: Method - Watch the Film for Detailed How-to
If you want any extra background material such as why and how this works and why we need to sweat, or links to a recipe for the stick form of this deodorant, then please visit my blog post on the subject here
All the very best, Pavlovafowl aka Sue