I did it! I made my own deodorant! It was so easy and I am SO happy with the results! Here is the recipe:
3 Tbs Baking Soda
2 Tbs Corn Starch
3 Tbs Shea Butter
2 Tbs Cocoa Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Small Jar (I just used a 4 oz canning jar and it was the perfect size for the recipe)
Put baking soda, corn starch, and shea and cocoa butters in a microwaveable container; I used my glass measuring cup. You want to heat for about a minute, which should melt the butters pretty well. Remove from microwave and mix ingredients together. If the butters need more melting, put it back in for another 30 seconds. Continue the heating/stirring process until it is a smooth mixture. Then, add about 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil, which is a great skin conditioner, and about 1 tsp vegetable glycerine. You can then add whatever essential oils you would like: I want everything to smell like lavender, so I chose that one of course, plus some tea tree to give the deodorant antibacterial properties.
Pour it all up into your container, then let it sit overnight. In the morning you will have the perfect deodorant! It has pretty much the exact same consistency of a regular deodorant. It smells nice and it’s really moisturizing. I used it this morning, and so far, I don’t stink or feel sweaty at all, which is more than I can say for a lot of commercial deodorants. Plus- and this is a big plus- I know it’s safe! I don’t have to worry about cancer-causing agents, skin irritants, or all the other yucky stuff that goes into store-bought deodorants. Another plus? It should last at least 5 months, which makes it super affordable too!
Tip: Since it is in a jar, I just used my finger to swipe up a little bit, then just smeared it on my underarm. It feels so nice, and what was left on my hands just felt like lotion. No need to wash it off, just rub it in!