I have decided to find a deodorant with no controversial ingredients. What could it hurt?! I thought I might be smelly while testing recipes but not once did I notice odor! Not while carrying kids outside in/out of stores, or going on a walk, or cleaning the garage, or walking (fast-ish) on the treadmill!!
I tweaked a recipe from Passionate Homemaking:
3 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons aluminum-free baking soda
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 empty baby food jar or little container
2-3 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil (I use Thieves!)
1. Measure the oil, soda, and arrowroot powder.
2. Mix the ingredients together. If the mixture seems too wet, add more arrowroot. (Mine is a little wet but I apply it with my fingers so it doesn’t bother me!)
3. Scoop it into a container – the baby food jar is the perfect size for this amount of deodorant!
I like making it in small batches because I have fresh deodorant about every 6 weeks!
If you want to know how your deodorant scores from an independent research group, check out the Environmental Working Group or the Think Dirty Shop Clean app!