Thursday, May 12, 2016

The BEST Deodorant

For about the last five years, we have been switching out our store bought personal care products for homemade, non-toxic ones. This deodorant was the first thing we made. It's easy to make...and it works!

What you need:
 3/4 cup coconut oil (for this, I use the TJs brand)
 1/2 cup Shea butter (from Thrive)
 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (from Thrive)
 1/2 cup baking soda (Bob's from Thrive)

What you do:
 Place a Pyrex glass measuring cup in a sauce pan containing about an inch of water
 Heat the coconut oil and the Shea butter in the measuring cup on medium heat until melted
 Remove from heat and place melted oil and Shea butter in bowl
 Add arrowroot powder and baking soda and stir to combine
 Place in 3 separate 4 ounce Mason jars 
 Cover and place in refrigerator to harden a bit, but not too much
 To use scoop out deodorant (about the size of a shelled peanut), rub together in hands
 and rub under arms

If you develop a rash under your arms, try cutting back on the amount of baking soda. We had problems with rashes more often when we were not using Shea butter. No problems since adding it!

Also, this deodorant melts in warm weather. We haven't noticed any change in its effectiveness. 

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