Making stuff: Homemade deoderant


As many of you know, I like to make stuff! From sewing a pair of soft leather shoes for my baby girl, to making kombucha- trying my hand at making different things makes me happy!

So while this isn't nutrition related, I thought I should start sharing some of the other things I make on here too. Why not, right??

I am also one of the founders of an "go-green" group called SMALL STEPS PHUKET where we encourage others and share ideas and info on how to make small steps on being more eco-friendly. The idea hatched last November, when I was talking to a fellow Phuketian and friend, Tori about sharing recipes and doing workshops on eco-friendly habits and Tori suggested we start a group and invite like-minded individuals. Its started with just 3 members and now we have grown to 132 at the time of writing.

I digress.... here is my latest making stuff activity... homemade deoderant.

When I think about all the chemicals in the stuff I currently use, and all that plastic I have to throw away every few months or so for the past 20something++ years and the next 50something++ more, it motivates me to trying to make my own "stuff" using more natural products and reusing some of the packaging I already have in the house.

Recipe, takes about 5-10 mins.

I used an old jam jar for this, with a lid.

40g beeswax, grated 60g coconut oil

Melt this in a jar, in a double boiler, or I used microwave on medium,for 4 mins.

Add 2 tb bicarb soda 4 heaped tb cornflour

5 drops purification essential oil (or any of your fave oils eg. rosemary, lavendar, citrus, rose etc) 5 drops tea tree oil

Mix well in jar, using a spoon.

Let it cool and harden in jar.

Use a spoon to scoop a small amount out and smear on your skin.

I used it all day yesterday. It feels great on the skin, not oily and it smells lovely.

If you try it, let me know how you go!

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