There is something so satisfying about creating your own products at home from natural ingredients and discovering that not only do they work but they can cost a fraction of the price. These deodorant bars are a very good example of that. You can also have a play around with different topical essential oils to create your perfect scent, which is always fun.
Makes approx 100ml
Prep time: 5 minutes
100g organic cacao butter shaved or grated ( I usually get mine from the bulk wholefoods store)
2 tablespoons aluminum free baking soda
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
8 drops pure therapeutic grade lavender essential oil, none of this chemist stuff. I get mine from doTERRA
1 drop pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil (same as above, must be pure)
Shave or grate 100g of cacao butter into a basin and gently melt in a double boiler until a liquid is formed. Add in all other ingredients and pour mixture into moulds.
Place moulds into refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from moulds and use as normal.
I store my extra bars in the fridge or give as gifts to friends.
***A side note before you make them. If you are in a super hot climate you are better off pouring your mixture into small tins to use as a cream/paste. As the base is cacao butter, they will melt at the same rate as chocolate does!
Please share your deodorant making fun and tag me: @natural_harry I would LOVE to see!