No Stink Bugs Here

I’ll be honest, I am an avoider.  I don’t like chemicals, so when I see one heading my way I run for cover!  I abstain from their use whenever possible; one by one, I’ve shunned them from my cabinets and closets.  The most recent to get the boot was commercial deodorant.  I was a little nervous about switching to an all-natural homemade replacement, especially since  I’m very outdoorsy, but I’m happy to report that I have not offended anyone’s olfactory senses!  

All Natural Deodorant

1/3 cup organic arrowroot powder

1/3 cup baking soda

4 tbsp organic coconut oil

several drops of organic essential oil, I used a blend of rosemary and lavender.

Over very low heat warm the coconut oil so it becomes soft, this will only take a minute or two.  Add arrowroot powder and baking soda; stir to combine.  Add essential oils and transfer into an airtight jar.  I used a wide mouth jelly jar.  Allow deodorant to cool and set, you can place it in the fridge to speed up the process.

You can sub cornstarch for the arrowroot powder.  I tend to not use cornstarch due to the saturation of GMO corn.

I will warn you, if you store this in your bathroom (because that only seems natural) be mindful when opening your jar; coconut oil melts around 76°F, which makes for an oily mess when you slop it all over the counter.  I’m just sayin’.

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