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Green Living: Shea Butter Deodorant Recipe

Shea Butter Deodorant sticks setting up.
Deodorant sticks cooling down and hardening

Last year I started making my own organic personal hygiene products. It has been incredibly rewarding to know exactly what’s in everything I put on my body, that they are all completely edible, and that they won’t have a negative impact on the environment. Today was one of those rare days when I ran out of everything at once so I started out my morning mixing up soap, shampoo, facial toner, hair gel, etc.

I’ve had lots of requests for my recipes.  Here’s my Magic Deodorant. The first time I made it, I thought I had bought shea butter, but got cocoa butter instead – oops!. Ever since my armpits have been kind of  chocolaty delicious. I really like it especially with lemongrass and anise essential oils, and no one’s complained so far (at least not to my face)! – besides, isn’t chocolate an aphrodisiac?

Have a great time experimenting with this one.

Shea Butter Deodorant Ingredients

  • 3 T Coconut Oil
  • 3 T Baking Soda
  • 2 T Shea Butter
  • 2 T Arrowroot or organic cornstarch
  • Essential Oils (optional)

Shea Butter Deodorant Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted. (I use a mason jar in a small pot of water).
  2. Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot or cornstarch (If you don’t have either, use more baking soda)
  3. Mix well
  4. Add essential oils and pour into a glass container or 2 empty deodorant sticks.
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