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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Homemade Deodorant

This has to be one of the easiest, do-it-yourself natural recipes you can make!

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (cornstarch will work too)
1/4 coconut oil
10 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil (other oils work too, but do the research on them first)
An empty store-bought deodorant container

Mix baking soda, arrowroot powder, and coconut oil together in a bowl. It will have a paste-like consistency. Then add your essential oil and work it in. It should be kind of creamy. Use a spatula and scoop it into the deodorant stick. Pack it in there nice and tight. Put it in the fridge until it's solid. If there's any left over you can put it into a jar and just scoop some out with a spoon to apply it.

That's it! The coconut oil is the most expensive ingredient. This is a natural and very healthy, inexpensive deodorant!

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