MizCastle over at MySoCornedLife shared a new deodorant recipe with me. It looks really awesome! We will need to substitute the beeswax with candelilla wax and I think I will change the essentials oils to have a more earthy smell. I decided to use organic Patchouli, Cedarwood, and Lavender to give the product a more woodsy scent. We’ll see what the hubby thinks.
Most, if not all, commercial deodorants use corn derivatives in their ingredients. This poses a problem for my family and other corn allergic/intolerant individuals. We make do and then we make our own.
Make sure your ingredients are processed and company confirmed corn derivative free.
- 1/8 cup arrowroot powder
- 1/8 cup baking soda
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 heaped Tbsp. candelilla wax
- 8 drops organic Cedarwood essential oil
- 8 drops organic Lavender essential oil
- 8 drops organic Patchouli essential oil
- Combine the coconut oil and candelilla wax in a glass container, place the container over a pot (3/4 of the way filled with water) and melt over low heat.
- While the mixture is melting, measure out your dry ingredients.
- Once completely melted, add your dry ingredients and mix well
- Once mixed, add essential oils.
- Quickly pour into your containers and keep uncovered until set.
About the name: I gave the hubby a few days to come up with the name and he was no help. The deodorant was for him. I finally gave up and titled the deodorant “It Smells…” which it does. It smells nice but I can’t think of a name. Maybe one day inspiration will strike and I’ll re-title this blog post. Until that happens, please enjoy the “It Smells” corn-free deodorant recipe.