How to make a Homemade Probiotic Vanilla Deodorant
Recipe type: BEAUTY PRODUCT
If you are looking for an easy way to make your life a little greener, try making your own deodorant. Homemade stick deodorant is an inexpensive, safe and natural alternative to the harsh chemicals and irritating fragrances found in store-bought deodorants. This recipe uses a natural moisture absorber (cornstarch), a natural deodorizer (baking soda), and a natural anti-bacterial/anti-fungal oil (tea tree oil) to keep you feeling fresh and smelling good.
Stinky Pits – Why Do Pits Stink?
Our pits smell, not because of sweat, but because of the bad bacteria that likes to collect in the dark area under our arms. I have read a few articles that say adding the probiotic to the deodorant helps to regulate the good bacteria which keep the bad bacteria from taking over and causing stink.
Are Antiperspirants Bad?
Our bodies are meant to sweat. It’s what keeps us from getting overheated. Antiperspirants work by clogging the pores underneath our armpits, which blocks the body from doing what it needs to do. Is this bad? Besides that little bit of information, there are many chemicals in store-bought antiperspirants that you probably don’t want touching your body and being absorbed into your skin. For these reasons, I always make my own a homemade version of deodorant. This deodorant has all natural and know ingredients!
- 1 T cocoa butter
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 T shea butter
- 1 T beeswax
- 2½ T cornstarch
- 1 T baking soda
- 15 drops vanilla essential oil (or oil of your choice)
- 2 capsules powdered probiotics
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
- Remove from heat and stir in cornstarch and baking soda using chopsticks, until well combined and dissolved.
- Add essential oil
- Let mixture cool in the pan.
- Once cooled, and slightly thick like pudding, open capsules and add the probiotics to the mixture.
- Stir with a spatula quickly.
- Add mixture to an old, clean deodorant container of any kind of the metal of glass container,
- allow to cool and harden in the refrigerator.
Use a shelf-stable probiotic in order to not need refrigeration after hardening. The ingredients I used are listed below:
- cocoa butter
- coconut oil
- shea butter
- baking soda
- vanilla essential oil
While these products may seem expensive at first look, they go a REALLY, really long way.
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED MAKING YOUR OWN HOMEMADE DEODORANT?
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