This natural deodorant recipe is my absolute favourite. It is largely modelled on a recipe from Inspired Little Pot, and her claim that it works is completely justified. Even in the hottest weather, it's never failed me. This recipe makes about 250 grams which will keep you going for awhile. Use a pea sized amount each morning and night under each arm.All the ingredients can be found at places like Biome Eco Stores.
65g coconut oil (pantry item/market/supermarket)65g shea butter10g beeswax pellets40g arrowroot flour (pantry item/market/supermarket)70g sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)25 drops of patchouli essential oil15 drops of tea tree essential oil
Add coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax to a glass bowl and heat until completely melted. (If you have an induction stove, turn it on at setting 2). Double boiler method – place bowl on a pot of gently simmering water and stir frequently.Microwave method – heat in short bursts on low, stopping and stirring frequently.Add arrowroot flour, sodium bicarbonate, and essential oils and whisk until well combined and no lumps remain.Pour into a jar or container.
Using clean fingers or a paddle, scoop a fingernail-sized amount of balm and apply to each armpit, gently rubbing in (see image below).Best not applied directly after hair removal.Store away from direct sunlight.Chrissy from The Inspired Little Pot is a regular presenter on Studio 10 and you can see her making many of her recipes on her website. Image: Unsplash - Logan Nolan | Studio 10