I’ve been on a sort of perma-hunt for an all natural deodorant that even slightly works. According to the National Cancer Institute, the jury is still out on aluminum-based deodorants (AKA the ones most people use) being linked to breast cancer. So I’d rather not risk it if I don’t have to.
But I’m also not up for offending the senses of every person I come across on a hot day, and so far the aluminum-free alternatives I’ve found are either really pricey, or don’t do the trick.
So when I came across this homemade, organic option that supposedly works really well, I had to give it a shot!
A couple days in now and I’m really liking it! I also have some friends who have been using it for nearly a year at this point, and they’re hooked. So I thought it would make a fun blog post for any of you who would like to try. It’s super easy to make!
I ordered some empty deodorant containers off of Amazon so I didn’t need to apply the deodorant by hand. You could also use a mason jar or tupperware container — whichever you prefer.
You will need:
6-8 tbsp. organic coconut oil
4 tbsp. arrowroot
4 tbsp. baking soda
2 drops lavender essential oil
Mix the coconut oil with two tablespoons each of arrowroot and baking soda. Mix with spoon. Add the rest of the arrowroot and baking soda, and the lavender oil, and continue to mix. The consistency will seem softer than a deodorant, but it will thicken/firm over time. Spoon into your container and set aside (or refrigerate) for a few hours.
You’re good to use your lavender deodorant!