It has been ages since I have made natural deodorant. Simply ages.
Those Dutch genes run strong ;)
Probably around the same time as I took this photo of my li’l one.
Honestly, it is one of those things that only takes about 15 minutes to make, lasts months, and this is the best stuff I have ever used.
The basic recipe uses coconut oil, baking soda, and corn starch. For those with corn allergies, arrowroot or rice flour can be easily sourced as a substitute. I am very interested in acquiring diatomaceous earth as an allergen-free option, or for those with sensitive skin.
“Fun” fact, coconut oil is stable at room temperature but melts on skin contact, making it an awesome medium to apply and absorb into the skin. This property can be as terrible as it is awesome, because it will liquefy on a hot day, and I’ve had people complain to me that it is “weird” and “too much trouble” to keep deodorant in the fridge.
Enter beeswax to save the day.
Seriously, that is all that’s required. Add some essential oils (tea tree oil for added stink killer is a good one), and personalize it however you want.
Strawberry, Berry Twist, Vanilla, Black Currant, and Sandalwood.
If this proves popular, I might have to make some signature scents ;) It will also give me an opportunity to buy different nut butters, and perfect my homemade lotion (which is the only thing that does not upset Phee‘s eczema. Unfortunately the oily residue is not everyone’s cup of tea).
I would love to see this become a lucrative hobby. I appreciate the opportunity to find out. ::smiles::