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Topic: Home made deodorant. Toxin free! SIMPLE!  (Read 968 times)
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« on: May 18, 2011 09:56:35 AM »

I realized not everyone knows my favorite recipe for making home made deodorant. I prefer my stuff over any brand store made, and so do my friends and family. It actually works, and some times you can go two days(if you haven't showered already) without applying more. Its so easy too. I just wanted to share my recipe and hope more people realize whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, so whatever you wouldn't eat you should not put on your skin.
I have done a lot of research on the powers of coconut oil.
Antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, kills yeast, and is awesome to eat. Look it up.

Any who, here is my recipe.

I get organic pure coconut oil,  from a co-op or health food store, usually you can find a good deal on sale, cheaper than online at times. Regular baking soda, and regular cornstarch. I also have a small bottle of lemongrass essential oil, but you can use whatever scent you like, some pure essential oils have great skin healing effects like calendula and such. Look those up as well, whatever smells you like. I love lemongrass because its fresh smelling.

I get a baby jar, put around two tablespoons or so of coconut oil, pour in a tablespoon and a half of baking soda, and the same amount of cornstarch. I pretty much eye it and mix it with my finger so that it has a creamy but not too oily consistency. I then put two drops of essential oil and mix.

there you have it. Safe, great smelling, wonderfully strong and useful deodorant!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011 10:58:58 AM »

how do you apply it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011 08:47:55 AM »

with my finger it doesnt take much at all less than a pea size per armpit
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011 11:12:38 AM »

I add Tinosan which is a natural preservative to help kill any bacteria too. I have my own recipe which has a bit more ingredients but unfortunately even my own recipe doesn't work on me. Lol. It does however get rave reviews from the people I have given it too. I put mine in actual deodorant tubes that twist up. The people who first tested it didn't like having to dip their fingers into it to put it on. Plus, any germs on your hands will be left in the jar after dipping and that can grow unwanted things potentially but probably unlikely.
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emagin
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013 11:59:55 AM »

Here's some info on Tinosan
http://www.lotioncrafter.com/tinosan-sdc.html
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clairefromsandiego
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013 06:41:40 AM »

Interesting. I've been using Lush's deodorant for a while. I like that it doesn't have packaging or aluminum. But it doesn't last that long, so I've been curious about making my own. I don't have any essential oils (or know where to get them nearby), but I might try this without that. Thanks for the recipe!
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