What I Made This Week – Deodorant

For years I’ve been searching for a good deodorant. The regular drugstore kinds are too harsh for my skin, the crystal doesn’t seem to work for me and the natural bars from Lush have overpowering scents that I’m not fond of. I’ve been using Tom’s of Maine for a while now and it’s alright, but I can’t help but wonder if there’s a better alternative. Earlier this week I rummaged through my craft supplies, did some internet research and got to work on making my own.

Here’s how it’s done:

You’ll Need:
Double Boiler
Hand Blender
Kitchen Scale
Soap Moulds

250 grams of cocoa butter
50 grams of beeswax
50 grams of baking soda
100 + drops of essential oil depending on how smelly you’d like it

Melt cocoa butter and beeswax in a double boiler.

Remove from heat and add baking soda and essential oils.

Combine ingredients using a hand blender.

Pour into moulds and allow bars to set.

Should make approximately 3 bars.

Keep in a sealed container to prevent it from drying out.

I’ve been using this all week and so far, so good. It has a light scent and I’m comforted by the fact that there are only four ingredients. It’s practically edible. Most importantly, it’s doing exactly what deodorant is supposed to do. I’m going to call this one a success.

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