Quick and easy natural deodorant

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The first step I took as I transitioned towards a natural, chemical-free lifestyle was to stop using store-bought deodorant and start making my own. Iโ€™ve been using this recipe for so long now, I honestly donโ€™t even remember how I found it!

Itโ€™s only three ingredients and you can customize the scent by using your favorite pure, high quality essential oil* โ€“ or a combination!

ย Ingredients

  1. Baking soda
  2. Essential oil* (Iโ€™ve used lavender, chamomile, geranium and ylang ylang)
  3. Water
  4. Glass or stainless steel container

ย *optional

ย Instructions

Pour a small quantity of baking soda in your palm, about the size of a dime (or more, if necessary). Place one drop of essential oil (or combo) and mix with a sprinkle of water. Rub palms together to make a paste and then rub over armpit area.

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As this is not pre-mixed, you donโ€™t have to worry about shelf life. It is good for as long as your baking soda and essential oils are good! I like to put baking soda in a small stainless steel container normally used for spices. This makes it easier to pour in my hand and store with my other self-care products.

Some people might experience irritation from the baking soda. Always test on a small patch of skin before using. I only experience irritation if I shave my armpits right before applying the deodorant. To avoid this, I normally rub a pea-sized amount of coconut oil on my armpits prior to application.

I love this recipe because I never have to โ€œmakeโ€ or buy pre-made deodorant. I just always make sure to have my favorite essentials oils and some baking soda on hand.

ย Enjoy!

ย M.

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