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With so many deodorants and other health care products loaded with harmful chemicals, some of which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allergies, and even breast cancer (Read More HERE), I’d say it’s time to get back to basics and learn how to take care of our families with wholesome, natural ingredients. Essential oils are a big plus here because they not only add wholesome “scent” to our personal care products, they also add immune boosting power and healing (instead of irritation) to our skin!
This recipe for homemade natural deodorant is easy, it’s skin nourishing, and it works! The arrowroot and baking soda help to absorb extra moisture and, in addition to soothing the skin and scenting the “vicinity,” essential oils help to keep bacteria at bay (bacteria is what actually causes odor).
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Homemade All Natural Deodorant
Makes enough for one average-sized deodorant roll-up container.
- 1 heaping T. beeswax pellets
- 2 1/2 T. coconut oil
- 1/8 C. arrowroot powder
- 1/8 C. baking soda
- 2 drops castor oil
- 2 drops vitamin E
- 24 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil of your choice (recommendations below)
The selections are endless. You could choose just single oils (lavender, lemon, melaleuca, sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon bark, etc.) or Young Living has a number of blends that are perfect for a good deodorant (Purification, Lavender, Three Wise Men, Joy, Harmony, Christmas Spirit, Sensation, Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium, etc.).
I love blending frankincense and bergamot together!
Where to buy containers and other tools:
iHerb (give them my email address to get $5.00 off your first order.