Homemade Deodorant

Jun 16, 2011 by

I’ve been making my own deodorant for the last year.  It’s easy, cheap and most importantly a healthy alternative to the commercial stuff.  Tom’s has NEVER worked on me.  Ben uses the rock but again, wasn’t enough for me.  So, I tried Angry Chicken’s recipe and added a twist.  One of my husband’s rocks were crumbling and became unusable.  I asked him to pulverize it into a powder for me.  So my recipe includes some powder mineral salts from the rock.

Here goes:

3 Tablespoons shea butter
3 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons cocoa butter
1 tsp powdered mineral salts (from the rock)
2 vitamin E oil gel caps (puncture and squeeze out the oil)
Essential Oil (optional)  My favorite so far is 15 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil.

Combine the shea butter, cocoa butter, baking soda, corn starch and mineral salts. Put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir. Now add the Vitamin E oil gel caps and essential oil to make your own scent. Fill a small jar and put in the refrigerator to set.

I make this about once every 6 months. To use, I just lift some out using the back of my big nail and rub it under my arm.

You might be wondering why in the world I wouldn’t just shell out a few bucks and buy me some powder fresh Secret already. Well, I do believe God has provided a natural resolution to my underarm issues so there is no need to subject myself to questionable ingredients, aluminum risks, parabens, etc. And it’s very satisfying to make in my own kitchen. Every morning when I put on my deodorant I can stop and thank God for His glorious creation, having provided so many good things – He’s even got our B.O. under control!

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