Those of you who have been reading for a while know that I wash myself using baking soda and apple cider vinegar and I make my own laundry soap too. I also primarily clean using vinegar and baking soda. In short, I don’t use don’t use a lot of ready made products. I really don’t use a lot of toiletries, beyond a bit of lipstick and coconut oil for moisturizer.
I have always been really lucky because I have never been a really sweaty person. The only time I really sweat is if I am lifting a ton of stone or something really physical. Recently, this has changed a little bit. I am not sure if this is age related or something to do with my health, but no matter the reason, I thought some deodorant would be sort of useful for beating the new unwelcome funk.
Since I don’t buy things like this (except for lipstick), my natural way to resolve things is to research how easy it is to make it. I googled and found a number of recipes but the one that seems very standard and is all over the internet appealed to me because I already had all the things that I need, except the deodorant tubes. But this was an easy find. They are available at soap making places and they are super cheap. I ordered from a little company for just over a dollar each and found that the shipping was more expensive than the product. But, they are BPA free, and can be washed out after use and I should have them for a long time, so I bit the bullet and for an $8 splurge, I got two of them.
It is super easy to make, I just mixed it all up in a bowl, poured it into the tubes and then put them in the fridge to firm up.
Here is the recipe:
1/3 cup baking soda
1/3 cup arrowroot powder (also called tapioca flour)
4 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp tea tree oil
Pour into deodorant containers (two is a perfect fit).
That is it!
A batch is, I understand enough to last for two or three months and unless you live in a very warm climate there is no need to keep it refrigerated.
I will let you know how it works.