PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE changed one ingredient... I used to use green clay, but now I use white clay. Over time, the green can slightly stain clothes. It IS washable with a stain remover, but I didn't feel like messing with that. So I just switched to white, & I haven't had an issue... I'll update this photo from green to white, when I get a chance :)
Sweating helps to cleanse & removes toxins from our body. You need to sweat. Sometimes however, we sweat a little more (or a lot more) than we're comfortable with. This deodorant may help to reduce sweating, but it may or may not completely eliminate it. The best part is - YOU WON'T STINK!
This is SUPER cheap to make, takes about 5 minutes to whip up, & I just about guarantee, you'll never want to buy ready made deodorant ever again. This stuff is safe enough to eat! And there's no toxic aluminum or other junky ingredients that will cause breast (or other) cancer, Alzheimers, etc...
1/4 c. baking soda
1/8 c. arrowroot powder - or cornstarch (non-GMO)
1/8 c. Redmond clay (*see note below)
1/4 c. unrefined coconut oil (antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal)
20-40 drops essential oil
Add all ingredients (except essential oil), mix on low heat until melted & remove from heat. Add essential oil, stir well, & pour into a shallow container or empty deodorant stick. Let it set/harden before use (Putting in the fridge for a little while helps speed up the process)...
**If you're using a container/jar/bowl, just scoop out a little with a toothpick or your finger & massage into underarms. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or so of coconut oil for a softer consistency.
Some of my favorite essential oils for deodorant are "Deodorize" from Plant Therapy, tea tree, Thieves, rosemary, Frankincense, lavender, patchouli, etc... My favorite EO company is PLANT THERAPY. :)
***Redmond clay is bentonite / montmorillonite clay. They are all basically the same thing (from the same family). Redmond clay is sold at health food stores, variety stores, & online.
***Some people are sensitive to baking soda, at least at first. If this is the case, you can half the amount of baking soda (or omit it all together) & replace it with more arrowroot/cornstarch/clay
Note: If you're currently using any homeopathic medicines, do NOT use peppermint or coffee essential oil. Peppermint/coffee ANYTHING will counteract the effectiveness of homeopathy. So in this case, just choose an alternate oil. (This is also the case with toothpaste & other products/foods)
Many homemade deodorant recipes incorporate beeswax. I haven't personally done this yet, but I plan too. It is reported to give extra anti-perspirant power, which is great... but there are those who have issues when using it. So if you'd like to give that option a try, here is a great place to start! http://essentialoilblogging.com/2013/03/20/homemade-deodorant-aluminum-free/
***THIS STUFF WORKS!!!!!***