I’ve been hearing so much lately about essential oils but I’m a novice when it comes to using them.
Homemade, Natural, Organic Deodorant
My mom shared with me that a friend of hers started making her own, natural, homemade deodorant–something I have considered in the past.
She was using essential oils and coconut oil (the single most useful item in my beauty cabinet/pantry) as two of the ingredients in her recipe.
I wanted to finally make my own!
There’s probably no cute way to say it:
When I run, I sweat. A lot.
It seems like I sweat more than most. Especially outside in the heat, there is no avoiding it. I welcome the sweat and wear it as a badge and proof of my hard work. However, I have no desire to get super stinky and offend others with my stench.
I have been using organic and natural deodorant for a while now (a few years), but It’s neat to know that I can also make my own at home.
As I have aforementioned in past posts, I am 0% a fan of recipes. Maybe even more like -10% a fan of recipes. I just don’t like them. Planning, for me, takes away the fun. I want to wing it. So I wung it. (Wung?)
If you like to wing it, too, then read this, store it in your mind, but then set it aside when you make your first batch. You might enjoy it more that way.
My first batch of deodorant I’ve created contains 3 ingredients:
1. Grapefruit essential oil
2. Coconut Oil
3. Baking Soda
I started with a small bowl and poured a bit of coconut oil into it. I them mixed in the grapefruit essential oil until it smelt as strong as I desired it to be. I then started adding baking soda until the concoction reached a consistency that, to me, resembled deodorant. Here are a few photos below!