How far does a box of baking soda go, right? There are so many uses for the stuff, it’s unreal. This time we’re making a deodorant that is a favorite with our family. Especially my youngest son who has gone completely natural and vegetarian. He loves this stuff and will never go back. The best part is that the ingredients are things you already have. Enjoy!
Dee Dee’s Deodorant Cream
Equal parts each:
Coconut oil (melted)
Shea butter (softened)
Optional: A drop or two of your favorite essential oil for fragrance
Mix all ingredients well until creamy. Stick the mixture in your favorite container (I make small batches and use a half pint quilted mason jar) and into the refrigerator for a few minutes. Use a small amount under each arm and rub it in well. This mixture has some grittiness to it which will go away as you rub it in. And it will disappear under your arms and not cake up. Refrigerate only as needed.
When I first tested this, I used it right before going out to do my daily chores. I raked the chicken run, shoveled mulch, watered all the gardens and picked a basket of veggies for dinner that night. Afterwards, I did the nose-in-pit test and… nothing! My clothes were smelly, I was dirty from head to toe, but my armpits smelled great. The deodorant cream passed the test!
Info: My favorite coconut oil to use for cooking and creating beauty concoctions is from Spectrum. Make sure it’s organic. Also try Essential Depot’s organic, unrefined Shea butter.