Yup, that is what I said… deodorant made in your very kitchen, no nasties in it, and the best part… IT REALLY WORKS!
I have to admit I was very sceptical when I first started this venture and made sure I always had my store bought stick deodorant as a back up. However, as time progressed and stinky pits was not a part of my daily experience, my confidence in this natural product has sky rocketed LOL. I really wanted to get away from all the chemicals in commercial deodorants (aluminum, paragons, Propylene Glycol, TEA & DEA, Triclosan etc.) and finally I can!
I live in Canada, freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer. Hence the need for two variations of the same product. One that doesn’t turn into a cement like structure in the winter, and one that is not drippy in the summer. This is because coconut oil is the base for this recipe and it has a melting point of 24 °C (76 °F). No worries though, I have that covered!
In the Pink’s DIY Deodorant
Chilly Climate Recipe
2 Tablespoons Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
1 – 2 Tablespoons Organic Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
(If you have sensitive skin, add less Soda and sub with more arrowroot powder)
1/2 Tsp Vitamin E oil (I squeeze the oil out of 2 Vitamin E capsules)
2-3 capsules of high quality probiotics that don’t need to be refrigerated (optional but better when included)
10 – 20 drops of Essential Oil (I like 10 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Lemon and 5 drops Purification to “neutralize” odour – you can use whatever oils you prefer, lavender, citrus, etc. They are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal). I only recommend these Essential Oils.
Melt the Coconut oil (just warm is best), add the Vita E and probiotics, mix well. Stir in the Soda and Arrowroot powder little at a time with the essential oil. The mixture will harden a little as it cools completely but should have a play dough like consistency. You can play around with the texture until you find what suits you. Put the finished product in a small glass or stainless container. Voila!
Warmer Climate Recipe
Same as above but do not add the olive oil and use 3-4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil. If the climate is really hot and the finished result is still too runny, add some more arrowroot powder and cut back on the coconut oil.
On a personal note: I buy my Coconut Oil HERE (if you live in Canada, oh and – when asked who referred you, I would very much appreciate you naming “inthepink” to help keep my website going. Thanks!)