So I began applying the stuff every morning, and therefore began buying it more often, and at $7 or $8 a box I questioned this investment. One day perusing blogs I found a site discussing homemade deodorant. I am pretty sure it was an older post because there were at least 50 comments on the post. After reading every comment, I decided I needed to give the homemade deodorant a try. So I ran out to the store to get arrowroot powder.
The recipe I use is:
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil
tea tree essential oil
seal-able container for storage
To make you combine all ingredients in a glass bowl of some kind. I mix mine with a fork, I find that I am better able to mix it that way. I would suggest making it into a really thick paste. It should be firm when you look at it, and touch it. It should have a little shine to it, but should not look liquidy. If you find it to be on the liquid side I would suggest adding a small amount of baking soda, stirring it in, and if it is still not firm then add a little bit of arrowroot.
|I store it in one of those 100 calorie ziplock brand tupperwares.|
The first time I made this recipe it was an experiment. After a few days I saw my mixture begin to separate as it sat out. When I noticed it I mixed in more baking soda, then more arrowroot. I waited several more days and it was still a bit separated, so I added more again. This time I found the perfect combination. It is the consistency I like, and it does not separate at all at night, and its nice because it stays hard until I put it on, and when I put it on it melts a little into my pit.
You put it on by getting a bit on your finger, then rubbing that around your armpit. When it hits your armpit it will also melt a little, but should immediately absorb into the skin. It is a little oily, but does not stain your clothes.
|Sometimes I use more, it depends on how I feel.|
I have been using this concoction since July, and I made two batches for others for christmas. It is that good, and other people are willing to try it after you have tested it out.
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