Nobody wants bad body odor, but so many conventional deodorants are formulated with ingredients like parabens and aluminum that can be harmful and irritating to skin. As part of our Green and Growing initiative – which honors Earth Day and making small, lifestyle changes for a greener planet tomorrow - we’ve partnered with Bruna Masalin (@themasalins) to share her DIY Aluminum-Free Deodorant recipe that is kind to skin and the planet!
½ cup Organic Coconut Oil with Vitamin E
¼ cup Sweet Almond Oil
1 tbsp Organic Raw Shea Butter
⅕ tsp Vitamin E Oil
1 tbsp Zinc Oxide Powder
20 drops Organic Lavender Essential Oil
We know this is a lot of ingredients but bear with us, we promise this DIY is super easy and quick to make!
A crockpot (or a double boiler)
Small glass jars with lids
What to do:
Measure out your ingredients into small bowls that can be easily poured into your crockpot or double boiler. We prefer using a crockpot for the convenience but if you’re using a double boiler the directions follow the same – set the stovetop or crockpot to low heat.
Once the pot has been warming for 15 minutes or so, add in the Coconut Oil with Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Vitamin E Oil, and Organic Beeswax Pellets. Make sure your stir as you add in the beeswax pellets, this allows for a smoother consistency and prevents the mixture from clumping.
Before adding the Zinc Oxide powder, turn off the heat to prevent the powder from burning. Then add in both the powder and essential oil of your choice. The mixture itself should be warm enough to blend everything with ease – just make sure to keep stirring so the mixture can transform from a loose liquid to a thicker consistency.
Once everything is nice and blended, let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes before transferring over to your glass jars. If it helps, use a funnel to pour the mixture to avoid spills!
Let the mixture sit in the jar for 15 to 20 minutes to solidify and voilà, DIY Deodorant made! To apply you can use a spoon or scoop a small portion in the hands and apply underarms using the tips of fingers!
For more great beauty tips you can visit @themasalins and don’t forget to post and tag us @skyorganics.us if you try this recipe – we’d love to see your results!