Home made deodorant

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pamper the pits with doTERRA essential oils

Did you know that sweat doesn’t smell?

So, why are sweaty pits the pits?

homemade deodorant recipes with doTERRA essential oilsWhen sweat is left on the skin for a few hours, bacteria do their decomposition thing and that’s what causes odor. Other factors contributing to body odor are spicy foods, caffeine consumption, emotional stress, general health and nutrient deficiencies.

Obviously, good hygiene practices are the foundation of all personal cleanliness, and our bodies – no matter how clean we keep them, will usually benefit from the use of deodorant.

I have found that Clary Sage essential oil is excellent for odor control, but one of the best things about making your own toiletries is that you can choose your own fragrance! (Do not use Clary Sage if you’re pregnant!)

Deodorant recipe

The best recipe I’ve found for a solid deodorant is:

  • 1/4 Cup each of cornstarch (or arrowroot) and baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup organic coconut oil (that’s the solid kind!)
  • 1T beeswax pellets
  • 10 drops of your choice of essential oil (more or less, depending on the strength of the fragrance)

Melt the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler (I have a Pyrex jug that is solely for this purpose, as it’s so hard to clean after you’ve melted beeswax in it!). Once melted, slowly add the cornstarch and baking soda, mixing well. As the mixture cools, add the essential oil/s, then pack into a clean deodorant container.

Time will fly when you’re making your deodorant if you listen to:
Professor Green – Just Be Good To Green (Radio Edit) [feat. Lily Allen]

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