Have you ever made your own deodorant?

Yeah, we know what  you are thinking, “Homemade deodorant? No way that  stuff works. I’d be sweating and smelling like a pig..” If you have never attempted to make or apply homemade deodorant, we encourage that you give this recipe a try! If you have given your best effort at homemade deodorant, we still encourage you to give this recipe a try! There is no harm in trying! It shows that you care about your health and your environment. 

Homemade deodorant is great for several reasons! There is no plastic packaging. You get to decide on the vessel in which your deodorant dwells. You get to pick the scent. There are no unpronounceable ingredients. Your pits will not sting and burn. You are sticking it (pun intended) to The Man by boycotting consumer goods corporations. You will save money!

“But does it work?!” Of course, we say that it totally works! It does! But the only way that  you can know for sure is if you put on your big kid pants, gather the ingredients, and decide that you no longer want to stink!

Homemade

Deodorant

Ready in 15 minutes

Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons shea butter
  • 6 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils

Preparation

  1. Set up a double boiler or create one by adding a pot filled about halfway with water and place a glass or heat safe bowl on top. 
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the essential oils to the glass bowl and heat the water to a boiling. 
  3. Mix the ingredients well while they are warming up.Once they are completely incorporated, very carefully remove from heat. Stir in essential oils if using them.
  4. Pour the liquid into tins or a small glass mason jar.
  5. Allow to cool completely and place a lid on for storage.

Tips

  • You can find items like arrowroot and essential oils at pharmacies and health and wellness stores!
  • Make sure to test essential oils on your skin in small doses before making an entire batch of deodorant to avoid skin irritation and waste.

Author

Michael Martin

Nude Foods Marketing Manager