4 January 2006 | Jo
I am really impressed with this homemade deodorant. Not only will this save landfill waste it is free from pore clogging aluminium and paraben. Here's how it's made:
6 tbsp coconut oil, melted - organic virgin is best
3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
6 tbsp cornflour
5 drops of sweet orange essential oil
3 drops of pink grapefruit essential oil
5 drops of lime essential oil
8 drops of lemon essential oil.
First I melted the coconut oil in a pan. Then put the bicarbonate of soda and corn flour into a bowl. Followed by the melted coconut oil and mixed together.
Then I added the essential oils. You can use what you like best. I went for a yummy citrus smell - 5 drops of sweet orange essential oil, 3 drops of pink grapefruit essential oil, 5 drops of lime essential oil, 8 drops of lemon essential oil.
Then transferred to a glass jar and allowed to set. You can then rub this on your arm pits and not have to worry about the harmful chemicals. It's actually really good, I can't stop smelling my pits :)
You can also buy natural deodorant here