How to make your own deodorant - go on - it's easy!

If I can do it....

Home made deodorant! Go on have a go. It's so easy and the ingredients are either in your cupboard now or easily bought in the supermarket.

I made some a couple of months ago, using this recipe and gave some to my daughters to try out - they have children old enough to use deodorant now - so it got a good testing!  Anyhow, they both liked it, said it worked and asked for more - which delighted me - I thought I would make a quick video when I made the next batch so I could show you just how easy it is.  I used geranium essential oil, but you could use any that appealed to you.  I think 10 drops is better than 5 in this case - the coconut oil is obviously fatty - which essential oils need in order to disperse safely - and it has a strong smell - which I love! anyway.

Yown deodorantou just need:

1 oz (30 grams) bicarbonate of soda 
1 oz (30 grams) cup arrowroot powder
5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil

Mix the ingredients together - working it well with a spoon until it binds together, and If you want to use some lovely aromatherapy (essential) oils, then use 5/10 drops and choose whatever ones you like, Transfer to a container (with lid) and store in the fridge (I bought the tiny kilner jar in Sainsburys) .

You can keep it in the fridge but it should be fine in the bathroom - you just dip your fingers in and use it - let it dry for a bit before you dress though.

Let me know if you make it?

Author; Jackie Hamilton Categories: Jackie's Blog

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Jackie Hamilton

Jackie Hamilton

Jackie started training as a therapist when she was nearly 50, having worked as a secretary for many years - for almost 10 years of them at Amstrad, before Alan Sugar became a Sir or a Lord!

Starting with a workshop, her interest was fired and she trained first of all as an aromatherapist, moving swifly on to reflexology, indian head massage, and recently believe it or not SPORTS massage!  Neverstop learning - always something new and I love it! :-)

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