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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Homemade Deodorant!

Homemade Deodorant!
I stopped wearing deodorant years ago.  Sick, right?
I am allergic to practically every smell...and it's full of unknown
 ingredients that are not great for your body and stain your clothes!

Since I've been making my own chapstick, laundry soap, sugar scrub,
and other hygeine stuff...I knew I could make deodorant for myself and my family...
and not have any of the unwanted ingredients in them!
And once you have the ingredients for deodorant...you have the
 ingredients for so many other great things too!
 It will definitely save money in the long run.

Ingredients for 2 sticks of deodorant:

4 Tbsp beeswax (got mine from Wholeport)
1 1/2 Tbsp Shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
(2 1/2 Tbsp butter...like Shea, cocoa, or both)
1 1/4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 T bentonite clay
1/2 T baking soda

 Use a glass measuring cup and add the beeswax,

 Shea and Cocoa butters,  you don't need both kinds...
but I had them on hand after making chapstick!

 And you might need a really strong son to open your coconut oil.

 Melt the wax, butter and coconut oil in a double boiler
 or in a pan of boiling water like this:

 Carefully remove from heat.
 Add the Bentonite clay and Baking soda
Bentonite clay is an amazing healing clay.
It is great for skin conditions like exzema, rashes, bites, face blemishes, ect.
Many take it internally too...

It is also good for absorption...for sweaty armpits.
I can't wait to test this out to the fullest in the 100% humidity of the south's summer!

In commercial deodorants and antiperspirant, Aluminum is used.
Man made, processed aluminum.  It has been linked to cancer & Alzheimers.
  Aluminum is part of the molecular structure of all kinds of clay,
but the aluminum in Bentonite clay is in a natural oxide form...
so it is a wonderful alternative.
Add in drops of essential oils.
I did 6 drops of frankincense, 4 drops of on guard, 4 drops of citronella
 (so it will be a bug repellant too) and 4 drops of peppermint!
 You can put it in an air tight container...
or pour it into cleaned out deodorant sticks.
It thickens like chapstick...firm, but soft and easy to just rub on.
 Some settling may occur...
Works and smells great!
I love that it looks gray.  It's like a fancy mud mask.

 Rubs on completely clear and leaves no chalk or residue!
 Check out other homemade hygiene stuff here!

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