No one wants to be stinky. But as I've come to learn, our everyday personal and beauty products are full of some nasty and untrustworthy stuff. Like Parabens, and Fragrance. Going without anything in my pits wasn't an option while I detox, so I looked up a few natural recipes and came up with my own concoction of deodorant paste and I'm not looking back. This new deodorant paste works like a charm, is highly customizable, and it's free of those questionable and untrustworthy ingredients.
It's easy to whip up and store in a jar and will last you forever (well not really, but it will feel that way).
I wanted a scent that was not only a 'me' kind of scent, but that also had the right properties for my body and skin. Orange essential oil has an uplifting scent and may help your skin detox. Frankincense is known for it's soothing properties. Copaiba is great for the skin and has anti-microbial properties as well as having awesome soothing properties. Bergamot has mood lifting qualities and may support hormone wellness. And Lavender is awesome for the skin with anti-fungal and calming properties.
You don't have to use the same oils as I did (especially if one of these oils irritates your skin) but its a good place to start.
*Note; Orange essential oil may cause sun sensitivity- which means if you use it on an area of skin that is exposed to the sun you may get a sun burn more easily. That being said, how often do you sunbathe your armpits?*
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 6 TBS Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
- 20-30 Drops Essential Oil (which might seem like a lot, but when you have multiple oils to use it adds up easily.)
- Using a fork or mixer, combine the coconut oil, vitamin E oil, baking soda, and corn starch until smooth.
- Pick out your Essential oils for scent and properties and stir into paste.
- Place in sealable container and use when needed. I dip my finger in the paste and rub it on my pit. I get the bonus of the essential oils on my nails this way.