Smelly armpits. Yuck! Not a topic most people want to talk about. Well, let’s sprinkle some ideas out there.
Most antiperspirants contain aluminum. Have you read what that does to the brain? Nothing good. Do some research and then you might be ready to consider some natural alternatives! I have read ideas ranging from using baking soda or cornstarch, to vinegar, and (of course) essential oils.
A few years ago I got a recipe from a friend for making my own deodorant. I made a few changes to make it MINE. I invite you to take this recipe and modify it to your own personal preferences and give it a whirl.
I do highly recommend that no matter what oils you use, you should include Rosemary (which is very supportive of the lymphatic system – and we all know there are lots of lymph glands in the pits!). I also really like to have some antimicrobial oils like Tea Tree (Melaleuca) or Thieves, or Purification to name just a few. Lavender is a very nice oil to include, but there are a lot of others to choose from.
Here’s My Deodorant Recipe
2 Tablespoons Beeswax (1/2 ounce) (Health Food Stores often sell small bars of food grade beeswax for about $1)
½ cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Witch Hazel
1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
Heat Beeswax first (set in glass container containing your beeswax into a pan of very hot water). After the beeswax is melted then add Coconut oil and remaining ingredients.
Last add the Essential Oils.
Add Oils to blend in order: Top Note, Middle Note, Base Note. I mix the blend in an empty oil bottle first and then add to the other melted ingredients and stir to mix. That way I can tweak my blend to a scent that I really like. Note that you don’t need to use all the oils listed. Have fun with it!
TOP NOTE OILS (number of drops)
- 11 Grapefruit
- 10 Orange (or Citrus Fresh & Lemon)
- 2 Lemongrass
MIDDLE NOTE OILS (number of drops)
- 15 Geranium
- 20 Lavender
- 10 Rosemary
- 10 Myrtle
- 15 Thieves
MIDDLE TO BASE NOTE OILS (number of drops)
- 8 Spearmint
- 5 Ylang Ylang
- 4 Melaleuca alternifolia
- 2 Clove
- 1 Jasmine
- 1 Abundance
BASE NOTE OILS (number of drops)
- 5 Frankincense
- 10 Myrrh
- 5 Copaiba
- 1 Rose
Add Essential Oils last to minimize exposure to heat. Cool immediately. Keep mixing as it cools. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Store in a glass jar(s). I use a ½ pint canning jar or any jar about ½ cup plus a tiny jelly jar) for traveling. Be sure to label your jars so you know what is in them.
If you want to make a deodorant stick, you can use more beeswax and pour into a clean deodorant stick case. Leave to cool and set.
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