November 17, 2011 by Stacy McDonald
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With so many deodorants and other health care products loaded with harmful chemicals, some of which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allergies, and even breast cancer (Read More HERE), I’d say it’s time to get back to basics and learn how to take care of our families with wholesome, natural ingredients. Essential oils are a big plus here because they not only add wholesome “scent” to our personal care products, they also add immune boosting power and healing (instead of irritation) to our skin!
This recipe for homemade natural deodorant is easy, it’s skin nourishing, and it works! The arrowroot and baking soda help to absorb extra moisture and the essential oils, in addition to soothing the skin and scenting the “vicinity,” help to keep bacteria at bay (bacteria is what actually causes odor).
Top Seven Ingredients to Avoid in a Deodorant:
Read Why HERE
Homemade All Natural Deodorant
Makes enough for one average-sized deodorant roll-up container.
- 1 heaping T. beeswax pellets
- 2 1/2 T. coconut oil
- 1/8 C. arrowroot powder
- 1/8 C. baking soda
- 2 drops castor oil
- 2 drops vitamin E
- 24 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil of your choice (recommendations below)
The selections are endless. You could choose just single oils (lavender, lemon, melaleuca, sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon bark, etc.) or Young Living has a number of blends that are perfect for a good deodorant (Thieves, Purification, Citrus Fresh, Three Wise Men, Joy, Harmony, Christmas Spirit, Sensation etc.).
If you want to get creative, you could try to blend a few complementary oils together yourself. Here are a few examples:
19 drops lavender
4 drops ylang ylang drops
15 drops Rosemary
5 drops peppermint
4 drops lavender
Remember, it is important to only use therapeutic grade essential oils on your skin. You can read what the differences are between lower quality oils and therapeutic grade oils HERE. If you are interested in learning how to purchase high quality essential oils at wholesale prices click HERE or feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation.
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