Homemade Deodorant Recipe

July 29, 2014

  Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Cleopatra's Choice Shea Butter Review

*Wonderfully Messy Mom received this product in exchange for a review 

You all know how I love to make my own household goodies, this time I ventured into making my own deodorant. I looked online for months reading different posts, reading thoughts, reviews, whatever I could get my eyes on!

When it comes to feminine hygiene I am all up on making sure I smell good! No one wants to be around someone who stinks all the time, and I certainly do not want people to remember me as the stinky lady!!

I was very nervous to even try this. In fact I tried this at home for a few days when I knew I would not be going anywhere!! But I made sure to test it thoroughly. I sat outside and sunbathed for one hour, I push mowed my lawn one day, we even went on a hike in the Smoky Mountains....let me say, this stuff works!!

I found tons of recipes online, but ultimately I concocted my own recipe, that's just how I roll!!

Before I share with you the recipe, I need to share with you a new product I was blessed to review (yes, I used it in this recipe!)...Cleopatra's Choice Shea Butter. 

As you can see from the picture, this is 100% organic, comes from Ghana Africa and is loaded with vitamins A & E. 

I used this to create my homemade deodorant recipe, and I love this stuff. The texture felt a bit grainy when you first scooped it out, and it's supposed to. It melts right into your skin when it gets warm. I love the moisturizing effect of shea butter. I give Cleopatra's Choice ***** (5) stars!!

Now, onto the recipe!

Items you will need:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch or arrowroot
5 Tablespoons Raw organic shea butter
1/2 cup Organic coconut oil
essential oils (optional)

Melt your coconut oil and shea butter together using a double broiler. I did not have to do this- my coconut oil was already liquid form so when I added my shea butter together, I just whipped it and it was perfect. 

Add all your other powder ingredients and mix. Add your essential oils last, using whatever combination you like. 

I choose lavender, tea tree, cajput and lemon. All of these have anti-bacterial properties and smell pretty good together. You do not want to over do it with essential oils because you may cause skin irritation; I would recommend using only 5-7 drops each. 

Place this mixture into any container you like. Be warned, if your home gets warm it will be a thin paste and can leak out of certain containers (old deodorant sticks). 

To use, dab your finger into the mix or if solid use about a dime sized amount; rub into your arm pit. 

I have not had any issues with staining the underarm of my shirts, but have noticed my womanly undergarments did get stained. I would always apply with this on, but would wait for it to soak in before putting on my shirts....this is advised! 

Like I mentioned before, this has been tested, A LOT!! I would never go back to using anything else!!

No shea butter??

Just use 6 T. Coconut oil
3 T. baking soda
3. T. cornstarch
essential oils- optional

That is all!!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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