Homemade Deodorant Without Baking Soda
When I learned about aluminum being in deodorant I decided to stop using it. I found a brand of deodorant at Target called Smidt's but the baking soda inside of it made my under arms itch. I decided that I would then make my own.
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp beeswax
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
2 tbsp bentonite clay
15 drops Lemongrass essential oil, or the oil of your choice
Why The Ingredients:
Coconut oil helps this deodorant to glide on easily.
Shea butter is derived from the nuts of the shea tree, grown in Africa. It’s incredibly moisturizing and can help to protect skin from dryness.
Beeswax is moisturizing and helps to keep this natural deodorant in a solid form that makes it easy to travel.
Arrowroot powder is made from the roots of the arrowroot plant, which is native to South America. It helps to keep skin dry and wick away moisture.
Bentonite clay helps to absorb moisture, and is good for detoxing toxins.
I don't have a double boiler so I used two pots and put one on top of the other.
I then combined all of the ingredients in the order listed and stirred it until melted.
then poured it into a deodorant container.