The regular deodorant that we buy at the pharmacy is loaded with chemicals that have been linked to many diseases including breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease [do your research, Goddess]. Some of the chemicals we put on our body are endocrine disruptors and they can cause our bodies to hold onto excess weight and influence our emotions. Aluminum is an especially nasty ingredient that is included in anti-perspirant deodorants. Over the last few years I have used MANY organic deodorants that I have found in health food stores and I have not found any that ever really worked for me.
Are you giving free access for toxic poisons to enter your body? Do you want to experience a higher level of luxury when it comes to caring for and nurturing your body? Do you want to feel as luxurious as possible in your own skin?
I have spent the last few months researching and experimenting with creating the perfect organic Goddess deodorant, and this recipe is the combined result of what I have found to work the best for me.
Be playful with this. Infuse your creation with your own alchemical intentions and have fun experimenting to find what works best for you.
Please Note: this recipe was modified after I attended a "natural clean" workshop at Koyla Naturals Apothecary in Edmonton. Thank you so much Kellie for sharing your genius with the world! They have amazing workshops that have an influence on many of the products that I create.
beeswax [ 1 Tbsp. ]
illipe butter [ 2 Tbsp. ]
candelillia wax [ 3 Tbsp. ]
cocoa or mango butter [ 6 Tbsp. ]
virgin coconut oil [ 3 Tbsp. ]
baking soda [ 2 Tbsp. ]
bentonite clay [ 1 Tbsp. ]
arrowroot powder or cornstarch [ 6 Tbsp. ]
probiotic capsules cracked open [ 6 ]
essential oil [ 20 drops ]
Roll down three empty deodorant containers and place them on parchment paper.
Melt oils, butters and waxes on very low heat in double boiler or pan. Stir regularly.
Turn off heat once all solids are melted.
Add in powders, stirring briskly.
Add essential oils last.
Pour into empty deodorant containers before solution turns solid.
I used some old, cleaned deodorant containers from previous organic deodorants. If your deodorant container has perforations in the roll up part I recommend you not use these containers.
I used wooden chopsticks for stirring that I had on hand and disposed of them afterwards. Be very careful not to splash around your kitchen or on your clothes because the beeswax is a like a glue and is difficult to clean up.
Use old dishes if possible, because it is difficult to wash beeswax out of containers. When you have completed the process, wipe out dishes with paper towel to make clean up easier.
You can add more baking soda, which assists with odour control. I found that when I used a larger amount of baking soda my armpits burned like a mo-fo. It may cause reactions in sensitive skin and if you know you have sensitive skin, eliminate it completely.
Be sure to use a probiotic supplement that is not heat sensitive and does not require refrigeration. The probiotic introduces healthy bacteria to your armpit, which helps to control odour. Armpit odour is caused by bacteria eating the juices that your armpits secrete during your bodies natural process of detoxification.
Coconut oil also has natural antibacterial properties to help keep your sexy armpits smelly lovely. Illipe butter provides a nice solid structure and is very moisturizing. Candelillia wax prolongs shelf life and improves stability.
Have fun using whatever essentials oil you love. For this batch I used a blend of vanilla, lavender and cedar wood oils for an earthy, sensual scent. I just ordered some Palo Santo essential oil to try in my next batch. I love earthy smells, like sandlewood and patchouli.
These ingredients filled up 3 regular sized deodorant containers. You could also put some in regular glass containers if you don’t have enough containers but this recipe has been specially designed to be solid and work optimally in a turn up applicator.
If you choose to not use a plastic deodorant applicator [if you don't mind swiping it on with your hand], use 1/2 the suggested amount of beeswax + illipe butter. Glass is better for you and the environment, but the truth is that if something is not convenient for us we are not likely to use it. You are already doing yourself a huge favour by not using the regular toxic deodorant that most of our society is hooked on.
If you don't like the initial texture, you can easily roll up your tubes and remelt the deodorant to change the consistency. If you find it too hard, add some more solid oils. If you find it too soft add more beeswax. If you added additional solids that you are not happy with, you can let them settle and poor a new batch from the top.
If you are in the Edmonton area I highly recommend you check out KOLYA NATURALS. It is a natural skincare boutique, apothecary, learning kitchen and spa. This special place is based on a passion for herbs, flowers, natural scents… and the pleasure and pampering that come from learning how to play with them.
Also check out Mountain Rose Herbs. Since 1987 Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture and steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products.