You will need:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of shea butter (or cocoa butter)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil (can be subbed with sunflower or avocado oil)
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
- A glass jar (for storage)
- A bowl and spoon (for mixing)
Note: You don’t have to use the essential oils I chose. Some good alternatives are peppermint, lemongrass, orange, and thyme.
- Start by placing 1 1/2 tablespoons of shea butter and coconut oil in a bowl. You can heat this up in the microwave, or over a double boiler. Just make sure both liquids are fully melted. If putting it in the microwave, 2 minutes or so should do the trick.
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Make sure to combine these two ingredients well with the liquids. It should form an off-white, liquid paste that resembles pancake batter.
- Now add the essential oils of your choice and mix it all together. I added 20 drops of lemon and 20 drops of lavender because I like those scent combos. Whatever scent you choose, you don’t have to add as much as I did. It all depends on preference.
- Last, but not least, pour your mixture into a small glass jar and store in the fridge. My glass jar was about 2 ounces and fit perfectly, so if you’d like to make a bigger batch, just double the ingredients. Leave your deodorant in the fridge for 20 minutes, or until it hardens and cools. Then just scoop some onto your finger and smear it under your pits. You’ll smell great for the rest of your day!
Will you give this DIY zero waste deodorant a try?
For more zero waste skincare tips, be sure to check out my zero waste deodorant roundup or my zero waste sunscreen roundup.
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