Deodorant. Oh deodorant. I have had the hardest time with this one. As I have gotten older and learned more about the toxic chemicals in much of our household and beauty products, I have worked towards replacing all the chemicals with either homemade kitchen concoctions or purchased all natural products. Deodorant though, I can’t tell you how many all natural sticks I have bought over the years, only to find that I smelled a little too ‘natural’, and not in the way that I wanted. So the chemically garbage stuck around. Recently though I have seen countless people pinning recipes, and having read Drea’s post on the subject, I finally decided to give it a try.
Well, this is my second batch so I think it is safe to say that it works. Now I just need to get Russ to convert to the homemade deodorant.
There are a few things to be noted, the first four or five days I wasn’t applying quite enough and was beginning to think I was just an incredibly stinky person. Finally I tried doubling up what I was applying, and since then I have had no problems with any odors. I took a picture below of about how much I use. It does take some getting used to. Before getting dressed I apply it to both armpits, blot it with a towel so it’s not running down my side if I have applied too much, and let it air dry for about a minute before I put on my shirt. Those steps may not be necessary, but that’s how I do it.
Here is the recipe (from ohdeardrea):
1/4 arrowroot powder
1/4 baking soda
6 tablespoons coconut oil