I’m on a personal mission to convert all of my cosmetics and skin care to all-natural and organic products and I’ve had a love/hate relationship with all-natural deodorants. I’ve tried Toms (hated it; smelled weird and made my underarms rashy!) and just finished up a stick of LAVANILA (which was okay, but pricey at $18).
Over the summer, I came across this recipe for natural homemade deodorant on the owls are not what they seem and filed it away to try one day. Oh, how I wish I’d made it sooner…
See how to whip up a batch of your own after the jump!
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (as a thickening agent)
1/4 cup baking soda
4 tbsp coconut oil
10+ drops grapefruit oil
a jar or tin with a lid
I picked up all of the ingredients (with the exception of the baking soda) at my local health food store.
Mix all of your ingredients together until they’re well-blended. I used a hand-mixer because I’m lazy.
I made two batches in this jar, and used less than a quarter of all of the ingredients. It smells delicious — like a macaroon meets a heavenly coconut pie — and mixes into a soft, liquid-y balm (you can store it in the refrigerator to keep it solid). To apply, just melt the balm in your fingers and apply with your fingertips like a lotion.
I made this batch on Saturday, and wanted to wear it for a few days before I shared it with you all and gave it the gold seal of approval. It smells oh-so-yummy, kept me fresh all day (even through evening walks with Doak and very stressful days at the flower shop) and the coconut oil is really conditioning on sensitive underarm skin.
I give it a platinum seal of approval!