Art by Rebecca Barkley
..not that you would want to.
Regardless, this stuff rocks. Seriously.
It’s easy to make, environmentally friendly, cheap as chips and most importantly it WORKS!
In a typical day I apply the deodorant in the morning and spend a full day at work, head to the gym afterwards for 30 – 45 mins and after all that, in the evening.. I still. don’t. smell. It’s truly amazing.
All the ingredients are available from the supermarket and cost me around AU$12 for the lot. The deodorant is a paste that you massage into your skin. I take a tiny scoop (about the size of half a pea) and rub it between my fingers before I apply under my arm. In cooler weather the mixture will harden, so I use an icy pole stick to dig some out. Coconut oil melts with body heat so rubbing it before applying helps it to spread smoothly.
All you need is 3 ingredients, and a container:
Optional – Add a few drops of essential oils to create your own scented deodorant!
To make the deodorant:
2 parts coconut oil to 1 part bi-carb and 1 part arrowroot.
Around about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in this batch which will fill a small jar and last about 6 months.
Add 1/4 cup bi-carb soda.
And 1/4 cup arrowroot.
Mix with a fork to a thick paste – you can use a microwave to soften the oil but be careful not to heat it too much. Try only 5 seconds at a time.
If you’re adding essential oils add a few drops at a time to the mixture. Add as much or as little as you desire.
Transfer the mixture into your jar and let it settle. Ta da! It’s ready to use!
Add some decorations and you have yourself a lovely little gift!