NATURAL DEODORANT INFO
- Candelilla Wax
- Cocoa Butter
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Citrus Essential Oil
- Baking Soda
- Arrowroot Powder
The Candelilla Wax is the secret for the bar melting only with contact of the body heat from your skin. Beeswax makes it too gloopy and not hold the form.
The arrowroot powder in this recipe helps to absorb wetness and keep you dryer, without compromise.
Sweating is one of the ways that our bodies detoxify. Preventing our bodies from sweating is preventing one of our important detoxification pathways from working and is definitely a bad idea.
Commercial deodorants usually use some form of aluminum to stop perspiration. Aluminum is toxic to the body in a variety of ways. It’s certainly not something we want to be absorbing into our bodies on a daily basis.
So, ditch the toxic aluminum, and feel good about letting your body sweat. The good news is, with a great homemade deodorant stick recipe, you can perspire without worrying about odor and have a fresh citrus smell.
Use anywhere on your body!
More about the ingredients
I use a variety of skin friendly oils and butters in this deodorant recipe. Olive oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil provide moisturizing properties. Virgin coconut oil has its own antimicrobial properties that help control odor. Arrowroot powder helps to reduce wetness.
The baking soda is a small enough amount to not be irritating, but also helps to prevent odor. In the past, I’ve used deodorant recipes with more baking soda in them, and they do tend to be irritating. I haven’t had that trouble with this recipe.