Admitadly, I can be a little crunchy granola when it comes to some things. I have become way more aware of the chemicals that I put on my body. I decided to make a switch from store bought deodorants to the homemade, natural variety. To be honest, this is not the absolute best if you are doing very sweaty and odor producing work. You might have to decide between cancer or a little funk. Hey, life is a trade off. Here’s the recipe:
- 6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder ( try your local health food store)
- *Optional* 2-3 drops of essential oil of your choice, lemon would be awesome ( for those with sensitive skin I would omit this)
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder.
Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add more arrowroot powder to thicken it up.