Friday, October 02, 2009

Deo for my BO

I actually had time last night to do a non-food and non-kid related activity:

I made my own deodorant.

I've been using this particular deo for the last year; it was a gift from my SIL. When it ran out, I wanted more. The recipe is very simple. (While making it, I felt amazed and actually thought to myself, "Lookie at what I have time to do!")

Homemade Deodorant

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
5 TBSP coconut oil
essential oil to scent to your liking (I used lavender)

  • Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • Add the coconut oil and mash until well blended
  • Add the essential oil and continue to mash
  • Store in a covered glass container

And there you go -- deo for your BO.


Ashley said...

I have a confession to make - I don't wear deodorant. Never have. Maybe I smell, but I've never really noticed. Erik doesn't complain either so I think I'm ok. If I did or ever need to in the future, I will remember (or ask you again) for this recipe. It sounds lovely. Lavender... mmmmmmm.

Emily said...

i. love. you. ;)