As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role. The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine. One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant. It is a well known fact that most antiperspirants and deodorants that you purchase from the stores have a lot in them that our bodies do not need and are harmful to us. Aluminum being one of the biggest concerns. But what to do? Body odor is something no one can live with.
At Full Heart Farm, this recipe was posted. I have tried it and like and even one of my family who had to use clinical strength deodorant is using it and it works! The only challenge is that the coconut oil turns to liquid above 85′. Really, this is only a problem if your are taking this in a vehicle or airplane or you keep your home very warm. In my bedroom this mixture remains in a creamy state. If I travel in a vehicle I simply put it in a zip-lock bag as a precaution and if I am traveling on a plane I take a long my store bought stuff. Trying to explain the jar of unmarked liquid at the baggage check is more than I care to undergo and I can’t shake the mental picture of me in a holding cell repeating, “I make all kinds of things with herbs and this is deodorant, I promise.”
So, try this inexpensive alternative- you will be glad you did!
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs corn starch
1 Tbs + 1 Tsp of baking soda
few drops of tea tree oil– too much tea tree oil and the smell will overpower just about any other essential oil. A little of this oil goes a long way.
enough of your favorite essential oil to make it smell good. Not only do essential oils smell good, you also receive the added health benefits that each essential oil offers.
Mix together and store in a small mason jar or anything that works for you. A wedge shape applicator sponge works great for applying the salve and it only takes about a dimes worth of salve per pit.