Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My recipe for Natural deodorant

So I have made my own deodorant

Here are most of the ingredients I ordered online, got the coconut oil at the grocery store.
The recipe I used was my own creation of a couple I have researched and saved.

For this recipe you’ll need...
a scale that measures partial ounces
3tb  kokum butter
3tb  illipe butter
2tb mango butter
4tb shea butter
2tsp beeswax
2tb coconut oil (solid actually)
1 ounce of oil (an herbal infused oil is great!)
3 T baking soda
1/8 tsp lime juice
To begin, weigh out all of your different butters and beeswax and place them in a pot or double boiler. Heat very gently, stirring continuously.

Once they are completely melted, turn off the heat and slowly pour in the oil. (I like to make an herbal infused oil for this using aromatic anti-microbial herbs. Sage, lavender, thyme, rosemary and cottonwood are all great ones to use. Here’s a video on how to make an infused oil. If you aren’t using an herbal infused oil you may want to add essential oils instead.)

After a couple of stirs the mixture should again be clear with the butters and oil completely combined.
Next add the baking soda and stir well.
Then add 1/8 tsp of lime juice. When you add this it will react slightly with the baking soda and produce a more combined end product (before the baking soda was probably all clumped at the bottom of the pan).
Keep stirring to let it cool briefly.
Then, while still liquid, pour it into a used (or new) deodorant container.
It is kind of thick and hard to scoop into the containers so have fun with it.

There you have it!

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