I got some amazing “Sunshine for your pits” from my friend Amy of So Good, So Pure, and it was the best deoderant I’ve ever had. It works and works and works, and it’s all natural. I thought it would be a good option for my kids as they start getting older, too. Unfortunately for me, Amy moved to Texas. So I searched online and found a recipe to make my own. It’s not as nicely packaged as Amy’s, but it does the job and I was desperate!
Equal parts baking soda, arrowroot powder, unrefined coconut oil. 1/4 cup each makes enough for one person
10-20 shakes of essential oil – I use lavender.
A tin or jar with lid, or deoderant mold, or silicone cupcake mold.
Mix baking soda, arrowroot powder, unrefined coconut oil together in a bowl, then add as many shakes of essential oils smells good to you.
At this point, the deodorant will be soft and squishy. I like to put it in an appropriate mold, like a silicone cupcake mold. Coconut oil will start melting at 76°, do you need to keep your deodorant colder than that. In the winter, I keep it in my bathroom, but as soon as the weather starts getting warm I move it to the refrigerator. I keep mine in one of these tins:
It has not stayed solid in my bathroom this time, so I have little pieces that I just use to rub on my pits.
I believe you can use old deodorant containers, and fill them up with this concoction, but I have not tried it.
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