Hello everyone and welcome back! Today is a super special post because my husband and I recorded our first YouTube video together! Both of us have our own channels (his The Geekiverse and mine Little Miss Funeral) and for a bit now we’ve been talking about sharing space together to make videos on things we are passionate about. So today we finally carved out some time to make a video about how we make our own deodorant. Now, I know you might be thinking deodorant might not be the most fun topic to discuss, but natural living is very important to us. I spent years trying to find a deodorant that was not going to cause me more harm than good, and after being disappointed over and over again I decided to start out on a journey to make my own.
This recipe is so simple and actually works. And best yet, it takes about 10 minutes to make. What else can you ask for?
Ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup Arrowroot Flour
1/2 cup Baking Soda
5 tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
10 drops *Tea Tree Oil
10 drops *Grapefruit Oil
(*I only use Young Living for my essential oils)
Once you have all of your ingredients gathered, mix them in a large bowl by hand, or with a mixer. Put deodorant in a glass jar and store for up to 6 months. If you live in a hotter climate, the deodorant will have a more liquid consistency because of the oil, however if you’re lucky enough to live in a colder climate like me, have the deodorant warm up in your hands before applying or run the glass jar under warm water to melt down a bit. Apply with either your hands or a wooden popsicle stick. Let me know in the comments if you decide to try this recipe and if you’re interested in watching my husband and I make this click on the video below.