Make Your Own Coconut Deodorant

Making your own body care products is actually pretty easy and I’d argue, it’s healthier for you and the environment, win win!  You can reuse an empty stick deodorant container or a small glass jar to store the deodorant in.   You can find all of the ingredients you’ll need at your local grocery, Co-op market or health food store.  I found this recipe here on the site Wake Up World and didn’t have to change a thing!

I like Spectrum or Nutiva brand organic coconut oil.

I like Spectrum or Nutiva brand organic coconut oil.

All Organic Ingredients:

1/4 cup melted unrefined extra virgin coconut oil which corresponds to 4 tablespoons of solid coconut oil

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup corn starch

10 drops of essential oils (I used lavender and tea tree oil)

Glass jar with lid or empty stick deodorant container.

Procedure:

Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl.

Add the melted coconut oil and essential oils and stir well.

You’ll end up with a fragrant paste which should be poured into a jar before it solidifies. Remember, coconut oil’s natural state is solid, though it will get soft during warm summer months.

Leave it to cool naturally before placing it in the fridge for extra solidification. I like to keep it at room temperature for easier application, but you can also keep it in your fridge.

Oh, and in case you wondered how these ingredients have been proven to work… baking soda absorbs odors, cornstarch absorbs wetness and coconut oil is an anti-oxidant and a moisturizer with anti-fungal/anti-bacterial properties. The essential oils you added will add their own properties. In my case, I added lavender oil as an antiseptic and tea tree oil for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities.

And here are answers to some frequently asked questions!

And in case you were wondering, yes there are at least 101 more uses for coconut oil!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. coconut oil uses
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 23:24:49

    Useful info. Fortunate me I found your website unintentionally, and I’m stunned why this accident did not happened in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

    Reply

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