Sep 18, 2012

DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipe: Thank You to The Beauty Bean

Hello BSB Beauties! It is time for our monthly Eco Friendly tip. This one comes courtesy of The Beauty Bean, which is one of our favorite sites to follow. The always offer up some of the best DIY beauty tips. We came across a post they made with a great DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipe. This is a way to save money and provides an all natural alternative to the usual store bought brands. Here is the recipe!

                                                  1/3 cup virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
5-10 drops lavender, tea tree or lemon essential oils, optional

Mix baking soda and arrowroot powder in a small bowl before blending with virgin, cold pressed coconut oil (ideally in is solid state). Add essential oils, as desired. Add more coconut oil or baking soda as needed so that the paste resembles the consistency of a store-bought deodorant. Pour into small container and store in the refrigerator.

We thought of another tip to include with this recipe to add an environmentally friendly element. Instead of throwing away your old store bought deodorant containers, clean them out and fill them with this mixture. The mechanics of the container will still work and you have eliminated some extra waste. Just store container in the refrigerator like the recipe calls for and just wind it up when you are ready to use it. Consider it another baby step towards a more Eco Friendly, all natural lifestyle..

We plan on trying this recipe and posting a review once we have had a chance to give it a good test run.

If you have tried this DIY recipe or decide to try it after reading this post, please post a comment and let us know what you think.

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