Here’s a slightly different topic for you than my usual food posts but I’m very excited to broaden the spectrum of this blog and include more lifestyle tips and tricks. Today I give you the revolutionising homemade vegan natural deoderant cream. Phew, that was a mouthful. Sorry about the long name but I wanted it to be as accurate as it could be!
Some time ago I started having smelly perspiration, the kind I hadn’t had since I was about 13 years old. I couldn’t really figure out why and still don’t know what suddenly changed to have this effect on my usually smell free pits. It might have been stress or some kind of hormonal imbalance but either way it wasn’t pleasant. At the time I had been using a store bought vegan and more or less organic roll on deoderant for a while which did the job until the sudden change. When I started having problems I changed to another brand but nothing else changed.
I read up on what might help me with my smelly pits and found tea tree essential oil which I now put into the deoderant cream. At first I used to dab a small amount straight onto the skin but as tea tree products are very strong I wasn’t sure this was actually very smart. So instead I started searching the internet for ways of making my own ingredient that could contain my new found friend tea tree oil. And there are lots of recipes out there if you go out for a web surf but after trying and testing I came up with this simple formula that literally takes 5 minutes to whip up. And it only requires 4-5 simple ingredients. Yay!
This deoderant is completely natural, completely aluminum free and completely vegan. Can’t get much better than that and over time it is much cheaper than buying deoderant from the store. To add to the perks you are also not wasting plastic as you are not buying new containers each time you run our of deoderant. Thumbs up to that.
I hope you give it a try and set your arm pits free from chemicals, toxic metal and pore clogging anti-perspirant!
ps. check out my video here to follow along and we can make it together.
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HOMEMADE VEGAN NATURAL DEODERANT CREAM
PORTIONS: Roughly 1/2 cup / TIME: 10 min
3 tbsp corn starch / arrow root flour
3 tbsp organic bicarbonate of soda
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
5-6 drops tea tree essentail oil
5-6 drops geranium essential oil, optional (you can also use other oils you like, for example lavender or bergamot)
Mix corn starch and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl or straight in the vessel you intend storing your deoderant in (if it’s big enough for mixing).
Add melted coconut oil and essential oil drops and mix together until well combined.
Transfer to a jar of choice or siply leave inside if you already used it to mix your deoderant.
If in a cool climate find a cool place out of the sun and let your deoderant solidify and you can simply keep it there for the duration. However if you are in a warm climate you might need to refrigerate your deoderant to let it set and then experiment with where you keep it making sure it’s firm enough to use as a cream.