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Since hosting Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil giveaways, I’ve seen several comments by ladies who are interested in trying homemade deodorant using coconut oil. I’ve seen recipes with numerous ingredients. For over two years I’ve been making and using my own deodorant with three simple ingredients. A batch that will last several months can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.
I decided to try this very basic recipe, because I am highly sensitive to commercial antiperspirants. Using them caused my underarms to break out in an uncomfortable rash and itch terribly. Even those marketed as “for sensitive skin” did not work for me. Since using this homemade formula made with a coconut oil base I’ve had no discomfort due to deodorant.
Here’s all you need:
6 Tablespoons of virgin coconut oil (Of course, I recommend Tropical Traditions.)
1/4 cup of arrowroot powder or cornstarch (I use cornstarch, because my local health food store is almost always out of arrowroot, and it does the same thing.)
1/4 cup of baking soda
Melt 6 Tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe measuring cup. (Microwave 30 seconds or so…)
Add the baking soda and cornstarch and stir until smooth and the powders are dissolved.
Pour into a small container with an airtight lid. Set aside until the mixture cools to room temperature. Depending on the room temperature the deodorant may be soft of hard. Coconut oil has a melting temperature of 75 degrees so the consistency changes depending on how warm or cool your house is.
That’s all there is to it.
I apply it with my fingers. Fingers are such great tools. It only takes a little dab…and even though it wouldn’t be such a bad thing, you don’t walk around smelling like a coconut…
Until next time…
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 1 John 4:13