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Homemade Deodorant

It smells so good that I am occasionally tempted to eat it. I have been making my own deodorant for a few years now with much success. Though it may require a few applications each day, I believe that a more natural and homemade alternative, to the chemical laden sticks you find in the drug store, worth the effort. The recipe takes only a few moments to whip up and is ready for use immediately.

I tend to keep mine in a jam size mason jar, but I'm sure a repurposed farm cream jar woud work just as well, if not better actually. I did have an incident once while going through the bag check/scan at the airport. As most people do, I packed my deodorant in my carry on luggage, not thinking twice about it, until all of a sudden I was singled out and thoroughly questioned about the vessel which contained some unknown cream. After a full blush waved over my face, I had to explain, in front of a colleague no less, that it was homemade deodorant. The man conducting the bag search was not impressed and actually took some convincing and nearly a demonstration.

All-Natural Coconut Deodorant

4 tbsp cold-pressed organic coconut oil

2 tbsp baking soda

2 tbsp corn starch

essential oils *optional*

Put all the ingredients in a small dish and mix well. If you find your oil is a little too hard, try zaping it in the microwave for 5 seconds. If you're adding essential oils, now is the time to stir them in. I don't use them, since I like the faint coconut smell.

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