|Posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM|
Getting snowed in over Christmas ( which i don't mind at all on the farm) and having had enough of Christmas Turkey I started looking through my recipes from last year and made some improvements. The natural deodorant recipes i posted last year were great but not for some people who had some sensitivity to baking soda ( myself included ) After using recipe one and 2 for about 2 weeks I started getting a reaction to the bajking soda and had to stop using the deodorant.
Here is a Baking soda free deodorant recipe for those who are sensitive.I have left the original recipe 1 and 2 up as some folks have had great results with these http://www.cuardach.ca/apps/blog/show/21124687-natural-deodorant-recipe
It makes just enough for one deodorant container
Homemade Deodorant Recipe #3:
1 T coconut oil
1 T beeswax
2 T shea butter
2.5 T arrowroot powder
1 T clay, (I used bentonite but kaolin or french green would be fine also)
1/4 t vitamin E oil (2-4 capsules)
2 shelf-stable probiotic powder capsules (optional)
essential oils– aprox. 10-25 drops
The 2 combinations of essential oils that i used were:
10 drops tea tree, 10 drops sweet orange, and 10 lemon with bentonite clay
I also made the recipe with a different type of clay and used 10 drops bergamot 15 sweet orange and 5 peppermint with rhassoul clay, and without any probiotic capsules
On the stovetop, ( I used a double boiler) melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax, stirring with a small spatula.
Add the arrowroot and clay, stirring well.
Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil.
Let the mixture cool to the consistency of pudding and then add probiotic capsules and essential oils (if using).
With a small spatula, press into deodorant container, making sure that the tube is rolled all the way down.
Cool in the fridge overnight.
I will keep you all posted how this works for me!
Enjoy and happy holidays