As part of my ‘cutting down on plastic’ campaign I have decided to start making my own toiletries. Number one was deodorant. You won’t believe how easy it is to make, and how effective it is! You won’t need to buy deodorant again once you have tried this.
1 tbsp baking soda
1tbsp coconut oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
5 drops citricidal (this is grapefruit seed extract from the health shop),
or 5 drops vitamin e oil (open up a vitamin e capsule)
7 drops essential oil of your choice
All you do is mix the baking soda, coconut oil and arrowroot/seasalt in a pestle and mortar. When thoroughly mixed add the oils and mix again.
Spoon into a tin or small jar and VOILA, your very own deodorant.
Simply apply with fingertips to the underarm.
Download this Home-made Deodorant Recipe (PDF).