My girls and I had so much fun making our own deodorant this weekend that I wanted to share it. First of all, it is easy to do. Second of all, I feel like it could be used as an all over body deodorant or even a fragrance, but I don’t want to get too personal. Lastly, I improved on the online recipe and wanted to share!
It all started with Pinterest – I found this photo of make your own deodorant and thought it looked like fun – here is a link to the pin
I followed the photo to this fabulous web site where the recipe can be found: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/01/get-rid-of-armpit-stains-for-good-make.html#more
First we made the recipe using Tea Tree Oil and I have to say that I don’t love that smell … The other problem was that we put it in a mason jar and put it in the fridge. It quickly turned into the consistency of deodorant but was hard to use.
So, round two we made these modifications:
2. We then substituted the tea tree oil for one batch with lavender and one batch with orange oil;
3. We spooned the concoction into popsicle molds and put that in the fridge;
4. When we took the molds out, I set them in hot water for a few seconds and they slipped right out of the molds.
Note: if you then keep them in the fridge, they will stay in that form, but if you leave them out, they turn to a softer substance because of the coconut oil.