You cannot possibly leave your home in this weather without spraying on some deodorant. But here’s the thing about commercial deodorants—you can never be too sure about how safe they are. Studies suggest these antiperspirants and deodorants contain chemicals that have harmful side-effects.
It’s best to resort to natural, organic deos, such as the one mentioned below. This recipe is a hundred percent natural.
In this DIY special, we tell you how to make your own citrus deodorant that’s absolutely safe to use. Did we mention it smells wonderful?
- 2tbsp shea butter
- 3tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2tbsp arrowroot powder
- 3tbsp baking soda (omit this ingredient if you are allergic or sensitive to it)
- 10 drops wild orange essential oil
- 3 drops clove essential oils (optional)
- 1 pot of water
- 1 medium mason jar
- 1 small mason jar
- Place the pot of water on the stove top, and keep the mason jar in the middle of this pot.
- Add shea butter and coconut oil to the jar. Once they melt, remove the jar from the heat.
- Next, add baking soda and arrowroot powder, and stir well until it forms a smooth paste-like consistency.
- Then, mix in the essential oil and blend well again. It should begin to smell divine!
- Pour this mix into the smaller mason jar (which has a tight lid).
- Allow it to cool until it reaches room temperature, then refrigerate it to harden.
- Pull it out after it hardens, and let it reach room temperature again. This will make it soft and easy to use.
- Scoop out this deodorant with a spoon, or your fingers, and massage it onto your armpits to smell good and feel fresh.