Friday, May 10, 2013
My recipe for deodorant....
I tried a few different recipes and this is the one that worked the best. And had little to no irritation like the others.
6-8 TBS coconut oil.
1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c arrow root powder
1/4 c shea butter
mix the powders, then add in the coconut oil and then the shea butter. I generally store in a small tupperware bowl with lid and just apply with my fingers.
I am generally "lazy" and just get out my KitchenAid with the whisk attachment. But when that wasn't available I used a bowl and fork and it was still super easy to make.
Thanks to changing hormones with all these babies I have had some major issues with sweating profusely and smell, even with store bought deodorant. I actually was buying the strongest stuff out there and it still wasn't working. After using it just once I was able to notice a major difference. No smell and much less sweat. Plus even when I did sweat it didn't get that weird smell. :) Pleasant I know, lol...
I try to use the best products available, but have just used what's available at times. It does make a difference, IMO. I've tried the LouAnna and Spectrum brand coconut oil, but didn't feel like it gave the same results. My preferred brand that I can find is Nutriva. They sell Nutriva coconut oil at Costco now. For the shea butter I get raw ivory shea butter. I've tried the golden shea butter, but didn't like the smell, consistency or the way it worked. I get mine on amazon and usually just get 1 lb at a time. 1lb lasts forever! This Site has some good info, that is pretty helpful, on shea butter.
Besides the fact that it works, which I think is extremely important, it also is much healthier for you. Store bought deodorants are full of unhealthy chemicals that are very damaging to your body. Also, while it may seem like the cost up front is a little pricey (if you get the best product available) it actually makes quite a bit and you only have to use a little bit a time so it lasts forever.
Let me know if you give it a try and how it works for you :)