Although I haven't been strictly following the 'Plastic Free July' challenge, it is something that I am continuously striving to better in my life. That, and always trying to find and create the most natural options available. In that pursuit, a couple a years ago a good friend of mine shared this recipe for a homemade natural deodorant. And whilst I was a little skeptical at first (because no one wants to be a Smelly Nelly), she assured me it worked. So a few years on and having shared this with many different people, it is confirmed, IT ACTUALLY WORKS!
How does it work? You may ask... well, the human body is made to sweat - sweat is our way of releasing toxins, so a little bit of perspiration is a good thing. So this little gem does not stop you sweating, but, it does stop you smelling and keeps you feeling freeessh.
This easy 5 ingredient recipe will make you plenty of deodorant that will last you a long time and you can even share around. So here it is my friends...
50g of coconut oil
10g of beeswax
20g arrowroot flour
30g bicarbonate soda
15 drops of essential oil (avoid citrus flavours)
Sterilise all instruments and jars/containers you intend to use.
Melt coconut and beeswax in a double boiler.
Add arrowroot and bicarbonate soda and stir until well combined.
Add essential oil and stir.
Put in pot/jar and let it cool and set in the fridge.
Once set and you are ready to use, remove from fridge permanently, apply like a moisturiser, and keep smelling freeesssshhh all day long!
Enjoy my sweets, and as always, I would love to hear how you go!
- Elise xx