I decided to make my own zero waste deodorant when I found that Johnsons & Johnson’s baby powder contain traces of abestos. This led me to wonder what was in my deodorant. Low and behold – one of the ingredients is Aluminium which stops the pores from allowing you to perspire. This was interesting because by blocking the pores it means your sweat and toxins can’t escape your body and that just doesn’t sound natural to me. So I researched a few recipes to make a more natural deodorant made from organic ingredients that I can be sure isn’t going to mess around with my body’s detox functions. So let’s get started on this Zero Waste Deodorant!
- Glass container 100ml
- Arrowroot powder – 4 tablespoons
- Baking soda – 2 tablespoon
- Lavender oil – 20 drops
- Germanium oil – 10 drops
- Coconut oil – 2 tsp
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined (Arrowroot & Baking Soda) If your skin is sensitive, I would suggest adding more arrowroot to baking soda ratio, which will make your deodorant more mild.
- Add the oils to the bowl
- Mix everything until it turns to a paste
- Scoop the paste into the glass container.
That’s it! Bam! You’re done. Gorgeous smelling deodorant.
I usually just use my finger to get a pea size amount from the jar and apply directly to my underarms. Pretty easy. I’m happy and my underarms are happy.
- You can find small spatulas to scoop out the deodorant if you don’t like using your finger
- Play around with different essential oils, combinations that work really well:
- Sweet Orange and Peppermint
- Sweet Orange and Germanium
- Lavender and Rose
- I used a butter knife to mix my deodorant because it was something that I already owned and was stiff enough to really incorporate the mixture.
- If you run out of time, there are natural deodorants you can purchase.