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How to Make DIY Aluminum-Free Lavender Deodorant

Make the switch from antiperspirant to our lovely aluminum-free lavender deodorant you can easily whip up at home. This is clean living!
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Aluminum-Free Lavender Deodorant

Makes 1/3 cup.

Do a basic Internet search and you’ll find all kinds of inconclusive information about antiperspirant and deodorant being linked to breast cancer. It’s neither proven nor disproven, so why take the chance using the expensive store-bought brands when you can whip up enough deodorant to last 3 to 4 months in as little as 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS:
Organic ingredients are preferred.

  • 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 3 tbsp baking soda
  • 5 drops 100% tea tree oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil (or scent of your choice)

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1. Melt Coconut Oil + Shea Butter

Using a double boiler or a pot with a heat-safe bowl on top, melt coconut oil and shea butter together. Stir or whisk until combined and no solid pieces remain.

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2. Whisk in Baking Soda

Remove bowl from heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda.

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3. Add Your Scent

Once mixture is combined and smooth, drop in tea tree oil and lavender oil, and whisk a few more times.

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4. Use An Old Stick

Clean out an old deodorant stick (since you’re not going to use that brand anymore!) and pour the mixture into it just below the top.

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5. Freeze Stick

Place stick in the freezer for 10 minutes to solidify. It will remain solid at room temperature once it's settled.

Tips & Tricks

Switching from antiperspirant to a natural deodorant will take some adjusting because your body needs to sweat out those old toxins. In 2 to 3 weeks, you’ll notice a fresh, clean difference under your arms. It’s worth the wait, so stick with it.

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