Monday, August 2, 2010

Additive free deodorant recipe

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To avoid exposure to aluminum which has been shown to relate to Alzheimer's, a problem that haunts me, I'm trying to come up with a recipe for deodorant that actually works but doesn't stain my clothes.
Here's the latest try;
1-1/2 oz. of beeswax
1/2 oz cocoa butter
3 oz coconut oil
1/2 TBS castor oil
3 tsp sodium bicarbonate
Melt in a double boiler

Add any essential oils (approx. 4 tsp.) that you choose for their deodorant properties and aroma.
My batch used
eucalyptus
fir needle
tea tree
lavender
patchouli
grapefruit
sage
petitgrain
bergamot
rosewood
Pour into deodorant tubes and chill until set.

We made this recipe last week and so far the results seem good.  The only problem is the little bit of oily residue that remains on my clothes but the good side is that it washes out in the laundry.  The trial continues...

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