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Natural Deodorant


by Lauren Brandt

July 2012

Natural Deodorant

Why make your own deodorant? Because this recipe really works! And it helps you get healthier while keeping you fresh, naturally. Find out how...

Toxins and bacteria are the cause of the less-than-desirable odor that we are trying to stay away from. So it doesn’t make sense that the main ingredients of most deodorants on the market actually clog your pores, and trap those smelly toxins inside you. By using chemical-laden deodorants over and over again, the odorous toxins continue to build inside your body.

So now that you know the health reasons behind the fact that Shoshanna and I don’t use “normal” heavy metal and chemical-laden deodorant... Let me tell you how fun and versatile it is to make your own! We have come up with several different scents that are super fresh, airy and natural. They smell amazing and I actually use this deodorant recipe as a body butter and tanning oil, too. It is light, breathable and so good for your skin! Checkout Shoshanna’s YouTube, Episode 72 - Herbal Massage Oil to see how to make a fragrant infused oil. Try these fresh scents and experiment with your own favorite scents:

ALL SPICE

Cinnamon Sticks
Whole Cloves
Orange Peel

FRESH CITRUS

Lemon Peel
Orange Peel
Rose Petal

COOL BREEZE

Lavender Flower
Peppermint Herb
Eucalyptus Leaf

Natural Deodorant Recipe
Prep Time 30 min - Makes 8 oz.

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, Infused With Your Choice Herbs
1 Tablespoon Fine Ground Celtic Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Powder
Essential Oils (Optional)
2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay (Optional- Bentonite may stain light colored clothing)

Instructions:

Add ingredients to low heating saucepan, stirring between each addition.
Continue to melt and stir ingredients until beeswax is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat and pour into your choice container- t.p. roll, recycled deodorant dispenser, or Metal Tin. You'll be smelling like roses- or maybe peppermint, or... You get the picture.

Live & Learn Well,
Lauren


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