Our bodies are boycotting us, illness is rampant and I believe it is because of what we are putting in and on our bodies. Have you ever read the list of ingredients on something like chapstick or a granola bar? How many of those ingredients do you actually know in those extensive lists? Even the items coined as natural are overwhelming with how many ingredients are within. I personally want to know what those items are and why it is added. And, how it will affect my body.
I wanted to get away from using products that contain aluminum; specifically a product I use near to my lymph nodes, like deodorant. So, my quest for a homemade, simple and all-natural deodorant began. If you have sensitive skin like I do and want to be proactive with your lymphatic system then this is a DIY for you! If you do not want to make it yourself, I offer individual and bulk orders on my online store.
Detoxifying and Natural Wild Orange and Tea Tree Oil Deodorant:
(this will produce a batch of 10 regular deodorants)
3 cups melted coconut oil (antibacterial and the foundation of the deodorant)
2 cups melted beeswax (we use the cappings from our extracted honey so the wax adds a sweet scent and keeps the deodorant from melting in warm temperatures.)
1/4 cup baking soda (add less or none if you have sensitive skin, it will increase the antiperspirant properties of this deodorant)
1/4 cup Bentonite clay (pulls toxins from the skin and also helps absorb moisture on the skin)
3/4 Cup Arrow Root powder (this ingredient will help the deodorant wick moisture, you can also substitute for cornstarch)
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E (a preservative as well as a moisturizer for your skin)
2 ml Wild orange essential Oil (helps with dark spots on the skin and brings a sense of calm and cheer)
1 ml Tea Tree Essential Oil (antibacterial)
- Start with a double boiler on the stove, add your coconut oil and beeswax.
- While those ingredients melt mix together, mix all of your dry ingredients in another bowl. I use a whisk to mix so that I can break up any clumps I find in the mixture.
- After the wax mixture has melted, pour in the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Last add in the vitamin E and essential oils.
- Pour your mixture into deodorant containers or into a jar. Let cool before use.
All the tools I use for making my beeswax items are specifically for the beeswax, this reduces my frustration from trying to make them spick and span. You will want to make sure you have an old pot, bowl and whisk that you don’t plan to use in your everyday kitchen. Trust me, it will save you a lot of hassle. I have at least two of everything for making my wax inventory.
If you have not been using a natural deodorant prior to now then you might have a period of adjustment where your body will be pushing out toxins, meaning you might sweat more for the first few days of use, do not fear! Just reapply as needed until your body adjusts.
Stay tuned for more information on my other beeswax items! How have you used beeswax in the past? Also, let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it!