Friday, December 29, 2017

All Natural Deodorant with Lavender and Sandalwood


Back in 2013, I came up with a really awesome and effective all-natural deodorant formula and have been making several batches per year.  I was getting bored with my regular scent of geranium and cedarwood, so I decided to change things up a bit and make a new batch with lavender essential oil and sandalwood essential oil.  Both of these essential oils are great for deodorant and help keep your underarms smelling great.

The thing about natural deodorant is that while it keeps you smelling clean and fresh, it does not stop you from sweating.  When I work out at the gym, I simply reapply it in the locker room and I am good for the rest of the day. Besides, it is healthy to sweat!!

I like to get all my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs! You can shop for the necessary ingredients by clicking HERE

All Natural Deodorant with Lavender and Sandalwood

20 grams Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter (shop for it here)
15 grams Mountain Rose Herbs Mango Butter (shop for it here)
20 grams Baking Soda
20 grams Mountain Rose Herbs Arrowroot Powder (shop for it here)
2 grams Mountain Rose Herbs Kaolin Clay (shop for it here)
1.25 ml of Mountain Rose Herbs Vitamin E Oil (shop for it here)
10 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Lavender Essential Oil (shop for it here)
10 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Sandalwood Essential Oil (shop for it here)

Option #1 You can just use Shea Butter or just use Mango Butter.  You want a total of 35 grams of whichever butter you choose!

Option #2 You can skip the essential oils if you have sensitive skin or use less.

Option #3: Other essential oils that would work well for a deodorant include; Patchouli, Vetiver, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Tea Tree. You can shop for the best certified organic essential oils at Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE to learn more! 


Steps:

1. Add the Shea butter and Mango butter into a small glass measuring cup and place it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water until fully melted. Remove from heat.

2. Mix the baking soda, arrowroot powder and kaolin clay into the melted ingredients.

3. Mix in the Vitamin E oil and the essential oils.

4. Pour the warm mixture into a clean glass storage container. Place in the refrigerator to cool. While cooling, stir the mixture every five minutes to make sure the baking soda does not settle on the bottom and stays suspended evenly throughout the deodorant.

To use: Spread about 1/8 teaspoon on each armpit. Massage in well.

**I have a partnership with Mountain Rose Herbs. All opinions are my own.