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DIY Tea Tree Oil Deodorant

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Have you searched fruitlessly for a good deodorant recipe? Well, I found one! This is great deodorant (not antiperspirant) without harsh chemicals or harmful metals. Check it out!

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You will need:

12 drops Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil
½ cup baking soda
5 tbsp. extra virgin organic coconut if you can find it
¼ cup arrowroot powder (or organic corn starch)
Empty (well-washed) deodorant container or small container with a lid

Directions:

Measure baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and tea tree oils into a blender or food processor.

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DSC_0057See? Super-smooth!

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Pour or scoop it into a deodorant container or lidded container and store in the fridge. It was a bit runny when I made it but this is probably because I live in the tropics and it was over 78 degrees when I was making this. The coconut oil melted very quickly. A few minutes in the fridge should make the deodorant mixture firm enough to scoop into the old deodorant container, if that’s what you’ve decided to use. I just kept it in the little glass bowl and applied it with my fingers.

I’m quite pleased with this little homemade deodorant. The recipe came from the ebook that Apothecary Extracts sends along with every purchase of their tea tree oil. The tea tree oil scent is pleasant and I feel very fresh when I wear it. I’m not going to wear a silk blouse after I put it on though because it has absolutely no antiperspirant properties I think this one will go with me on our trips to Alaska.

  • Ruth Williams - I am looking forward to try my hand at making my own deodarant and some of your cleaning products. Thanks for your helpReplyCancel

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