I have this issue of heavy sweating. No matter what i avoid eatting it still causes issue. I tried everything ( anti perspirants ,alums,) but it still didn't helped much. Online i found out that home made deodorants will not cause blackness due to harsh materials and will also won't block your pores like most anti perspirants do. It will actually kill odor causing bacteria. However most of the products used shea butter and coconut oil as base. But it is way too hot in india for both of them to survive. I needed something other then beeswax to make nice solid deo. With bateria killing properties. Hense my search began.
After a little research i found out that these ingredients worked the best.
Tea tree essential oil Anti bacterial
peppermint essential oil for refreshed feeling.
Baking soda ( use one which is for cooking) helps to remove blackness of underarms
coconut oil ( i think we all are aware of coconut properties)
What i used different was;
(It is hard and stable vegetable butters. Excellent emollient properties. Assists skin regeneration. With its relatively higher melt point, Kokum Butter melts slightly at skin temperatures making it ideal for lipsticks and balms. It is also a great addition to bar soaps, body butters, creams and conditioners. It is more quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel and is often used as a substitute for Cocoa Butter due to its uniform triglyceride composition.)
Although this deodorant uses a lot of ingredients but that is only because my country is quite too hot for coconut oil to stay solid.
If your coconut oil stays solid at room temperature simply use 3 table spoon of coconut oil and 1 table spoon mixture of kokum butter and beeswax into remaining ingredients
Step 1: Ingredients
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbs arrowroot powder
15 drops essential oils(i used tea tree and pepermint)
food colors (optional)
kokum butter 2 tablespoons
coconut oil (1-2 tablespoons)
beeswax (1-2 tsp)
Deduce or reduce the amount of kokum butter and coconut oil according to your climate changes
For very hot weather i used 2.5 tbs of Kokum butter and 1 tablespoon of coconut butter.
Step 2: Mixture for Dry Ingredients
mix baking soda and arrowroot powder
Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients
warm up bees wax kokum butter coconut oil with double boiler method/ microwave/ indirect heat.
add in wet ingredients to dry ones and add essential oils at this point.
pop in your mold try
let it rest for 24 hours at room temperature for perfect molded shape.
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