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DIY Deodorant - Yes

Chelsea Shapouri

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For a lot of us body odor is real. Now it can be linked back to diet, adrenal fatigue, and some other situations going on in the body, which is good to be noticed and traced, but there is still something very relaxing about having a nice sent and protection from those "what if" situations even if you do not have any of those causes for odor. There are a few deodorants in stores that are fantastic, environmental friendly, and are good for our bodies, but those are usually pretty denting in our wallets no? I decided instead of constantly wasting money on products that I wasn't really even that satisfied with on top of the waste of the containers that come with those products, it was time to make my own. Most of these ingredients you probably already have in the house hold and any glass container you have around the house that can seal tight when closed will do just fine. Recycling to its finest. The beauty of making your own product is that you can choose your sent. I personally went with Geranium and Lavender essential oils , very good for sensitive skin, soothing, and the smell is not overbearing. There are a few suggestions I will add to the ingredient list and the flour that is used, to keep it for months- year keep it stored in a closed bag in the freezer. This is a very fun and simple process and will also help with this beautiful movement of health and helping our environment with less waste. Enjoy <3

 

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Soothing Deodorant 

6 TB coconut oil

1/4 cup arrowroot powder (store in freezer when done)

1/4 cup beeswax cut as small as you can  (can usually get raw beeswax from local health store) 

essential oils 

* things that are not needed but I chose to add for extra soothing effect 

CBD (getting some oil from a store and dropping it into the mix can help with a number of skin issues that tend to arise under the arms) 

3 Tbls Shea Butter ( will help with sensitive skin, moisturizing, reduces inflammation) 

Directions 

Double broiler system- Fill a sauce pan with water, not even half way. Bring to boil then reduce to low. Place a bowl that is safe for oven and flames onto the pot and add in the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. The beeswax takes a little while but will eventually melt into the shea and coconut oil. Stir occasionally. Take off heat once all is melted down and add in arrowroot powder, CBD*, and essential oils (4-8 drops of each will do). Use a fork to mix it all together. Pour into a glass container with a tight seal and let it set and cool before using. I suggest leaving out of direct sunlight.