We Made Our Own Deodorant


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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:

1.  We went to Whole Foods and found lavender oil and orange oil (my girls each picked their favorite);

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.

Have fun!