It’s important to know what’s in your deodorant these days, especially when big corporations can get away with sneaking anything in their formulas! So why not make your own? This easy-breezy DIY deodorant takes 10 minutes to blend up and is effective at protecting you from both odour and sweat!
You Will Need:
- Empty jar
- 3 tbsp Shea butter
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 tbsp Carrier oil (jojoba, sunflower. etc)
- 2.5 tbsp Arrowroot powder
- 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- Essential oil (optional)
Makes 1x120ml jar (adjust measurements for your own container)
In a bain marie or double boiler melt your shea butter and coconut oil together and remove from the heat.
Now add in the carrier oil (we’re using organic sunflower seed oil) and stir together before adding the 2.5 tbsp arrowroot powder and 1tbsp of the baking soda (some people are sensitive to this on their under arms, so feel feel to skip if that’s you! just add in an extra tbsp of the arrowroot instead).
Mix together until totally smooth.
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil. We used Lavender this time, but rose, neroli, peppermint, etc, would all work great! Use your favourite scent.
Give a final stir and transfer to your jar to set in the fridge (you may need to stir the mixture as it cools in the jar). The mixture should be a nice balmy texture once set depending on the surrounding temperature. If you live in a really warm climate, storing in the fridge may be the best bet.
How To Use:
Simply take a pea sized amount, melt between fingers and rub under arms. Let dry for a couple of seconds before putting on clothes.