I just ran out of my favourite deodorant (the grapefruit scent is my favourite), and I’m going to be traveling soon! What’s a girl to do? I can’t just run down to WalMart and pick up whatever chemical concoction is cheapest, or guaranteed to keep me smelling great for 72 hours straight (seriously? No, thanks).
I had made a little pot of ’emergency deodorant’ by mashing up some baking soda in a bit of coconut oil, but this time I wanted to go a little fancier. I found this website that had a recipe for deodorant that included ingredients I already had on hand. I used the second recipe on the page.
I used my Nutiva organic coconut oil for the base, cornstarch for the absorbent part and Eucalyptus oil for the scent. It smells great! Next time I will use a little less coconut oil. I only made half the recipe and poured it into a little glass jar.
It was so simple to make. If you’re afraid the oil will make your pits feel greasy, it doesn’t. It moisturizes them and makes them nice and soft! I like the subtle scent and I find it works just as well as what I was using before.
This is a great cost effective, chemical free, SAFE alternative to drug store deodorant.
What scent would you use in yours?