So now for something completely different! DeniseW (a fellow consultant) became concerned with her daughters use of commercial deodorants and the effect it was having on her clothes which in turn made us concerned of the effect it must be having on our bodies! So we set out to try a homemade version. The first recipe we tried resulted in 5 out of the 6 testers getting a rash so it was abandoned. This one however has had great success. The original recipe can be found here. I promise you we do not pong! infact I have found it works better than the commercial stuff.
All the products (except the Arrowroot Powder) used were purchased from Aussie Soap Supplies in WA, including the push up containers. I have put links below to all the ingredients. Hope it is of benefit to you and yours! Ebony and Denise xx
- 60g Coconut oil
- 40g Shea butter
- 20g Almond Oil
- 20g Beeswax
- 30g Arrowroot powder
- 30g Dri Silc
- 1 cap of Vitamin E
- 30 drops of essential oils (Lime and Tea Tree works well or Geranium)
Remove the lids off your containers. Once the mix is ready you will need to pour quickly.
Place coconut oil, shea butter, almond oil and beeswax into your bowl and melt for 5 minutes at 80deg Speed 2. Scrape down sides and go for another 1 minute if beeswax is not completely melted.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix on Speed 4 until thoroughly combined (about 20 seconds). Scrape down sides and repeat for 5 seconds. Pour into the containers. If mix sets in the bowl, scrape down and melt for 1 minute at 50deg Speed 1.
Keep your stock in the fridge. Your current deodorant is fine out of the fridge.
CLEANING TIP: Scrape as much of the mix out of the bowl as you can. Place 1.5kg water in the bowl along with a drip of dishwashing liquid and a tbsp. of bicarb soda. Heat for 15 minutes at 100deg Speed 1. While hot use your brush to give the bowl a good clean (carefully). Repeat if necessary.