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Peppermint Deodorant

Make your own natural, homemade peppermint deodorant. This recipe is not only effective but simple and inexpensive to prepare.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup coconut oil (If you don’t want to smell like a coconut, use expeller pressed)
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (Baking soda neutralizes any unwanted smells.)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch (Starch absorbs moisture.)
  • 1/2 tbsp bentonite clay
  • Clay also absorbs moisture.
  • 10 drops tea tree oil (Tea tree oil is anti-fungal and antibacterial.)
  • 10 drops peppermint oil (Peppermint oil smells great but feel free to experiment with your own essential oils.)
  • For a more luxurious moisturizing experience try adding shea or cocoa butter.

Instructions
 

  • Melt the coconut oil over low heat so that it becomes soft (but not liquid)
  • Stir in baking soda, starch, and clay and mix well. Add the essential oils and stir well. The mixture should be slightly thick.
  • Scoop the mixture into your muffin tins. If you’re lucky and have an old deodorant container, you can use this instead.

Notes

I store my deodorant in the fridge. If you want to keep your deodorant at room temperature, add a couple of teaspoons of beeswax to this recipe to prevent your deodorant from turning to mush at warmer room temperatures.
This is not an antiperspirant, which stops you from sweating. This is a recipe for deodorant, which absorbs moisture and prevents unwanted odours.