I'm always looking for natural alternatives for the products I use every day. Conventional deodorant often contains harsh chemicals (like aluminum), which have been linked to certain cancers. So deodorant was one of those products that I knew I would prefer to make homemade and eliminate all the toxins.
Although I was skeptical at first, living in Michigan and its hot, humid summers, I have been really pleased with how effective this non-irritating formula has been. It may seem intimidating to make deodorant at home, but this recipe is easy and quick to prepare (less than 10 minutes).
See what the buzz is about and give it a try!
1) Melt coconut oil, beeswax pellets and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted.
2) Once completely melted, remove from heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Mix thoroughly and quickly as mixture will start to thicken.
3) Pour into empty containers (this recipe will fill two standard size deodorant containers) and let your homemade deodorant sit until completely set (usually takes a couple hours).
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