Sunday, September 21, 2014

DIY Deoderant

Kendall Catwalk on the Pacific Crest Trail, Washington

Don't let underarm body odor stop your curiosity of what's around the bend. Your hiking partners will thank you. 

DIY Deodorant

2 Tbsp coconut oil + 1 extra Tbsp
1 Tbsp beeswax
¼ cup cornstarch
Few drops of oil (I use avocado oil)
¼ cup baking soda
Essential oils: 5 drops tea tree + 5 drops lemongrass

  • Instead of baking soda, some people prefer arrowroot powder or an arrowroot powder/baking soda blend. Experiment to see what works best for you.
  • I use the above mentioned essential oil combination for antibacterial properties. Tea tree is known for being antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. It's not the most pleasant smelling so the lemongrass covers up the scent as well as providing cleansing properties. Click on this link to learn about alternative deodorant oils:

In a double boiler, melt 2 Tbsp of coconut oil and beeswax.
Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients (saving the extra Tbsp of coconut oil for last).
Pour into deodorant containers. Reduce waste...Re-use old containers. Just peel off the label and proudly put your own on.

Note: You may need to add a little bit more beeswax for hotter weather.

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