Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Deodorant
Folks, I have stopped buying deodorant.  Early last year, I came across a recipe for deodorant that I had heard worked incredibly well.  I was a little skeptical, but also intrigued, so I filed it away mentally and moved on with my life.  The deodorant I had been using was no longer working.  I had to apply several times a day and it still didn't work.  So one day, out of desperation (and curiosity), I searched for the recipe and mixed up a batch.  I was surprised and amazed at how well it worked.  I continued using it, testing its limits (hey, I'm a mom and don't always get a shower), and I'm happy to say that it hasn't disappointed.  I told my sister about this amazing new discovery, and after a few months of her not trying it, I finally mixed up a batch and gave it to her.  She's now hooked too!  And she's also got her husband hooked.  And her 12-year-old daughter. I don't think I've ever used a deodorant that worked as well as this...nor was as cheap as this!  The great thing about it is that it is made with ingredients that I already had, and many of you probably have them as well.

Natural, homemade deodorant

Homemade Deodorant
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 Tbsp coconut oil
Essential oil (optional)

Mix until it's well-combined into paste-like consistency.  Place in a lidded Tupperware-type container, jar, or an empty deodorant dispenser.  If you want a scent, you can add some essential oil to it.  I don't add any scents to mine.

I store mine in little condiment cups I found at Smart & Final, but you can put it in any container/jar with a lid.  The ones I use are similar to these.  One batch filled up three cups. To apply, I just put a little on my finger and apply.  Just be careful when putting on dark-colored shirts, as the baking soda and corn starch may leave a little bit of residue.

Sumiko whipped up a batch and put it in an old deodorant dispenser.  Since it's winter and her house is cold (read: frigid :)), it works well.  She said she just has to be cautious that she doesn't twist out more than she needs, because it doesn't twist back down.  Also, if your house is warm, it may be too runny for this.
Twist out contents completely.

Remove product from plastic base. Return base to container.

Just twist and apply.

Seriously, I can't believe I'm this excited about deodorant, but I am.  Give it a try!  I think you'll like it!

1 comment:

Bapa said...

I find it ironic that "essential" oil is "optional".

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