Recipe for Homemade Deodorant with Coconut Oil
The recipe is simple….
1/4 cup melted unrefined extra virgin coconut oil which corresponds to 4 tablespoons of solid coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch
10 drops of essential oils (I used lavender and tea tree oil)
Glass jar with lid
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Place all the dry ingredients into your favorite bowl (you should love your utensils!)
Add the melted coconut oil and essential oils and stir well.
You’ll end up with a fragrant paste which should be poured into a jar before it solidifies. Remember, coconut oil’s natural state is solid, and the end product should look something like this.
Leave it to cool naturally before placing it in the fridge for extra solidification. I like to keep it at room temperature for easier application, but you can also keep it in your fridge.
The Final Word
Oh, and in case you wondered how these ingredients have been proven to work… baking soda absorbs odors, cornstarch absorbs wetness and coconut oil is an anti-oxidant and a moisturizer with anti-fungal/anti-bacterial properties. The essential oils you added will add their own properties. lavender oil as an antiseptic and tea tree oil for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities.
And that’s how you can create happy armpits!