Gentle All Natural Deodorant Stick Recipe
Most women know what a pain shaving can be and that includes under your arms! Any leftover ricin that may enter the castor oil when it is extracted will no longer be an issue because the proteins in ricin are deactivated by the heat used in the process of castor oil extraction. I made my version of this deodorant earlier, I didn't have beeswax or tea tree oil so made it without! I was so thankful that a friend gave me these recommendations and they work for me. My armpits have in the past smelled so awful that I've had to wash and re-apply deodorant several times a day. The average package of green" deodorant will set you back $13 to $15 and last about a month of daily use. I used cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil, almond oil, beeswax and Vitamin E (squeezed from Vitamin E capsules). I chose to stuff the combined ingredients into my empty deodorant stick for easier application.
Tips: When I have extra deodorant I simply pour it out onto parchment paper and either apply it with my fingers or reheat it with my next batch because I don't like to waste anything Wipe out your bowl with a paper towel (this is one of the only times I use paper towels).
I am desperate for a homemade deodorant spray deodorant that will work but not burn me. Every homemade recipe I have found calls for the baking soda and/or cornstarch or arrowroot. What I will say is that I haven't had problems with excessive sweating from the armpit area lately, but I have no idea if it has anything to do with this deodorant. If you want to be able to find a natural deodorant that is good for your skin, you should talk to a licensed dermatologist.
I've found that adding a few drops of lavender essential oil as well as the tea tree oil, really ups the ‘deodourizing' aspect of it. As for some people being sensitive to baking soda, I have heard you can make it with either less baking soda/more arrowroot powder (my recipe is half and half of each), or with just the arrowroot powder.
We just brought on a stick deodorant from Ursa Major that has been very popular in the store for those who are a bit more hesitant to apply deodorant with their fingers," says Amy Murphy, store director at Follain Beacon Hill. Stick deodorant may not become slimy and sticky when it gets wet, but it definitely can have its own issues when you begin to sweat. Use an antibacterial deodorant soap: Wash daily with an antibacterial soap such as Dial or Safeguard.
I use baking soda for many of my DIY recipes, but I think it may be too harsh for the underarms. Natural deodorant is the best option that one can walk with which is less costly and free from harmful elements used as ingredient in its production. I melt the coconut oil in the microwave until it's a liquid and add the corn starch and baking soda 6:1 ratio to the melted oil. First take your coconut oil, beeswax pellets and either cocoa butter or shea butter and heat them up. Use an old sauce pan or a glass pyrex cup over simmering water, and heat until the ingredients start to melt together. Found this blog after researching my horrible burn from Tom's of Maine deodorant.
The truth is, as long as you shower regularly (including after exercise), you don't need deodorant. My only complaint is that it does leave a stain on clothes…especially light or white colored materials…which I was afraid of when I saw the gray/green bentonite clay. It's a natural, long-lasting deodorant that works up to 4-5 days for me, depending on the time of year.
I should also confess that sometimes I don't make my own deodorant anymore since finding a pre-made option that uses the same ingredients and smells incredible ! I love Bubble and Bee deodorant as well, but I have been using their geranium and lime. The baking soda is for help with body odor and the corn starch/arrowroot is to thicken so that you can apply it like regular deodorant. I have also used pure coconut oil in a pinch but in the summer coconut oil tends to liquefy at room temperature. For those of you that prefer a deodorant with baking soda, I'll share my old recipe with you here. With just 5 tbsp coconut oil mine ended up still basically a powder — albeit a powder I could mash together. I like to mix mine with the coconut oil melted as I find the mixture to be more consistent that way. I also add a tablespoon of raw Shea butter to the coconut oil over a double boiler and add the other ingredients (tea tree EO, lavender EO) then pour into a small mason jar.
My dropper lids popped straight off (literally pouring oil into the pot) and I ended up with VERY pretty-smelling deodorant, slightly softer than I prefer because of the extra oil content. I've also read about spray-on deodorant just on an as-needed basis…basically a TTO spritz that will help take away the stinkiness from bacteria. Readers, I'd love to hear in the comments about your experiences with this recipe and even other natural or homemade deodorants! Extra virgin olive oil has antifungal properties like coconut oil so I don't see why it wouldn't work. We have been using this natural deodorant since we found out we were allergic to corn. I make a similar deodourant at home, the only difference being mine doesn't have bentonite clay (which I'm definitely going to try).