Natural and Organic Skin Care

DIY Essential Oil Deodorant Stick

Essential Oil Deodorant Stick

Who isn’t looking to replace their aluminum ridden deodorant?!  I’ve been searching for a long time for a natural solution and have tried numerous ones from various health food stores, but haven’t been really excited about any of them.  I came across this recipe a few months ago and gave it a shot, and am pleasantly surprised with the results.  It’s not an anti-perspirant, so you’ll still sweat, but the essential oils are anti-bacterial which helps to prevent bacterial growth – the cause behind the unpleasant odors.   For day to day use, it worked really well.  It was hit or miss on days that I worked out, but overall I was very pleased and will continue to make it.  It lasted for about 3 months before it seemed to lose effectiveness (essential oils begin to lose their break down when exposed to heat, light and air – all of which were happening daily due to use).  You might need to slightly warm the deodorant prior to applying (covering with your hand works) for the first week or so until the mixture begins to soften.  Warming helps it go on easier, otherwise it feels somewhat tacky and can be hard to apply.

 Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax

1/2 tablespoon cocoa butter

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/2 tsp thyme oil

1/2 tsp lavender oil

1/2 tsp peppermint oil

3 drops castor oil

Directions:  Melt the beeswax in a glass jar standing in hot water.  Add cocoa butter and let it melt, then stir in the oils.  Pour the mixture into an empty deodorant stick plastic case and leave it to cool and set.

*  Recipe credit – Anne McIntyre

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  1. Thanks!!!

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