All of us face the problem of sweating when we work too hard, or we get too hot. What isn’t as easy is finding a deodorant that can help with that which is also friendly for your body. Worry, no more! This herbal deodorant is something you can make at home yourself – and doesn’t have a long list of ingredients!

Making The Infused Oil

This herbal deodorant recipe is a two-step process; first, you will need:

Then follow these instructions:

  1. Place the herbs into the jar.
  2. Melt the coconut oil on your stove using a low heat, add to the jar.
  3. Fill the rest of the jar up with the sweet almond oil.
  4. Put the lid on the jar and cover it. Store somewhere cool and dark to infuse for 2-6 weeks – the longer the better.
  5. Before using the infused oil strain out the herbs using your sieve.

Making The Herbal Deodorant

Then, to make the deodorant, you will need:

  • ½ cup of your sage and lavender herb infused oil
  • 60g of organic beeswax
  • 30g of organic shea butter
  • 20-30 drops of your choice of organic essential oils; you might like to start with lavender, sage, and sweet orange.
  • 2 Tbsp of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • A double boiler
  • Half circle molds or empty deodorant containers

Lastly, make your deodorant following these instructions:

  1. Put the infused oil and beeswax into the top container of a double boiler. Stir while the beeswax melts.
  2. Once the beeswax has completely melted add the shea butter. Stir until it dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the essential oils. Then stir in the arrowroot powder and the baking soda. Stir for a couple of minutes to thoroughly combine – the mixture will start to thicken.
  4. Pour into the molds or containers. Allow to set for a few hours before using.

Adapted from a recipe by Colleen from ‘Grow Cook Forage Ferment’.
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