While baking soda deodorant recipes are quick, cheap, easy and pretty darn effective, many people with sensitive skin are left with rashes under their arms. This is because the very high alkalinity of baking soda as well as its caustic nature. While another frugal option is a spray deodorant, I opted to make a deodorant using bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is great at absorbing odor and soothing the skin. This, along with healing lavender essential oil and anti-bacterial lemon and tea-tree essential oils, makes for one of the best natural deodorants I've tried to date. My pits are smooth and fresh, and hope yours will be soon too! Enjoy!
- 4 tbsps Benotinite Clay Powder
- 2 tbsps Cocoa &/or Shea Butter
- 4 tbsp Beeswax or Candelilla Wax
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
1. Melt your Cocoa/Shea Butter and Coconut Oil and pour into a small bowl. Add your clay powder and mix well, until you there are no clumps of clay.
2. In a double boiler, melt your beeswax or candelilla wax. Once completely melted, pour over your clay mixture and mix well.
3. Add your essential oils and mix well.
4. Pour your mixture into your mold of choice and then put in the fridge until solid.
5. Once completely solid, remove your deodorants from the mold. Enjoy!