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Coconut Oil Deodorant

Posted on Apr 8, 2014

I made the transition to less toxic deodorant a few years ago, but last week,  I took a much bigger step and made my own. After trying almost every store bought “natural” deodorant on the market, I consulted with my trusty health coach friends. We came to the consensus that no natural deodorant actually works. I have seen reviews like this that are helpful, but as a regular crossfitter I need something that I can count on working and lasting all day. Nathalie Fraise of Vanille Verte tested several recipes and we made the winning combination together, each adding our own essential oil preferences.

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  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons probiotics powder (use two capsules or purchase in the bulk section)
  • 10-20 drops essential oil of choice (I used GenesisPURE organic eucalyptus, lemon and lavender)

Directions: Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan. Add baking soda, while whisking. Next whisk in the arrowroot powder. image-2

Let it cool for several minutes before adding the probiotic powder. Poor into a small glass jar.Coconut Deo

Choose your essential oils and add 10-20 drops. Mix with a spoon and then allow to cool or harden in the refrigerator.

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To use, scoop a small amount out with your index finger and apply a thin layer to underarms. Let it soak in for a few minutes.

And there you have it, my first do-it-yourself, non-toxic recipe! Let me know if it passes your test?