DIY deodorant

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Deodorant. Something that everyone needs and something that can be filled with lots of harmful ingredients like aluminum which has been linked to breast cancer. Making your own deodorant is really easy and very inexpensive. The one real thing that you have to get used to with this recipe is that you apply the deodorant with your fingers – so unlike the deodorant that you get from the store. Once you mentally get past that, this deodorant works wonderfully.

You only need four ingredients for this deodorant:
1/3c coconut oil (softened is best)
1/4c arrowroot powder
1/4c baking soda
1/4tsp essential oils (I used equal parts of lemongrass, lavender and tea tree)

Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix with an immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender (like me), you can use a standard mixer but be prepared for the arrowroot and baking soda to make a bit of a mess. It’s best to put a towel on top of the bowl around your mixer as you blend it together. Please know that this recipe will melt if in the heat because the base is coconut oil. When you get to a cooler location it will harden back up. If the baking soda is irritating to your under arms as it is for me, decrease it by half and increase the arrowroot – so I use 3/8c arrowroot and 1/8c baking soda.

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