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DIY Natural Deodorant With Patchouli

DIY Natural Deodorant With Patchouli

Most of Kelly's readers know about the toxic nature of commercial deodorants and antiperspirants. The certified vegan and cruelty-free formula contains arrowroot powder, coconut oil, baking soda, essential oils, vitamin E, and jojoba oil — nourishing ingredients that further encouraged me to give Schmidt's a go. Tea tree oil is good for its antibacterial properties, lavender, peppermint, lemon oil.

I have found this makes enough to fill up my conventional brand deodorant container, or you could also put it in a small glass container and just use your hand to scoop out a little bit and put it on. If you are using these frequently for homemade beauty products, I recommend having a separate group of mixing tools to those you use in the kitchen.

A paste made from equal parts baking soda and corn starch is popular with people trying to live a completely environmentally friendly lifestyle, although unfortunately the results are a little smelly and moist by the end of the day! For the arrowroot powder and baking soda , I prefer Bob's Red Mill and find it at my health foods store. You can use palm oil as it is another natural oil that is solid at room temperature, but again not as effective as coconut oil. Once comment to those wanting to fill this into old deodorant containers - I would do this while the mixture is still liquid (let it cool a bit). I had the same problem and I switched to all organic baking soda and organic arrowroot powder. I've tried that, but it's kind of a pain, having to head to the kitchen to apply deodorant every day; and I don't like the jolt of cold against my underarm. My philosophy is that I'd rather have a rash from a pure oil than cancer from aluminum!

Some great essential oils for deodorant also act as antimicrobials (since bacteria is what causes the smell, using something to wipe them out is even better!) While the oils of bay, cinnamon, clove and thyme are the most inhibitory, they can also lead to major sensitivity in the pit-ular area.

I started using matcha in my first homemade deodorant without baking soda deodorant, a recipe that I almost posted on this blog last year. It's smoother than the average baking soda deodorant, but grainier and not as smooth and creamy as my zinc oxide deodorant. Neem oil is bitter, so dogs won't lick it. HOWEVER, MAKE SURE THAT UR DOG ISN'T ALLERGIC TO THIS MIX. There is one thing about this formula that you can change quickly, and that's making a better selection in your deodorant. Dr. Winston Wong, a podiatrist based in Manhattan, has your simple solution: put deodorant on your feet. Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon to give it a hint of sweet smell. I hope someone could maybe guide me a little as i want to stick with this deodorant so much!! As far as clean up, I melted my beeswax in a mason jar I use specifically for that purpose.

Main ingredients are easily sourced or often found in the home, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. This recipe works best with a liquid oil, so coconut oil will work great in the summer, but I'm not sure how solid the deodorant will feel in winter. I have crystal deodorant in my bathroom and love it... Thanks for your great lens and congrats for your LOTD! I don't like the idea of blocking my sweat glands, so I prefer to use a natural deodorant. I was going to buy some oatmeal shampoo, but then I did a google search and came across this homemade remedy. Be careful to only twist up a little bit of the deodorant before putting it on, especially in the summer when it's soft.

Start by adding your drops of essential oil onto your cotton ball over the sink in the kitchen or bathroom and open a window. I have been looking for the best deodorant for women for many years... but unfortunately had only disappointments. Arrowroot powder dissolves more easily, makes a smoother product, and will result in a final product more the color of the beeswax. I do better with just coconut oil, baking soda and cornstarch with some tea tree EO, even though it melts easily.

But rather than just consider this post a casualty of the Great Move, I knew I had to write it. For my homemade deodorant went through the greatest test deodorant can undergo: packing up an entire apartment in Hawai'i, in the middle of August, in high humidity, with no air conditioning, and being too tired to shower for days on end because what's the point because I'm just going to get hot and sweaty again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.