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’.