During the summer, we tend to sweat a whole lot more than usual - at least I do! This usually calls for extra deodorant, except my body reacts negatively to the common brands sold in most stores, and the natural deodorants don’t last nearly as long. So here’s a recipe with lemon eucalyptus essential oil that will keep you fresh, dry and is non-toxic!
The cornstarch absorbs sweat, the baking soda absorbs odor, and the coconut oil keeps your underarms from getting dried out by the cornstarch and baking soda! Lemon Eucalyptus is the perfect scent for a natural deodorant because it’s very neutral, meaning it works great for men and women!
Ingredients (makes 2 oz.):
Melt the coconut oil, cornstarch, and baking soda until you get a smooth, creamy mixture.
Once the mixture has cooled a bit, add lemon eucalyptus essential oil and stir.
Pour the mixture into a glass jar, leave the lid off and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from the fridge, and your deodorant is ready to use!
How do you use your lemon eucalyptus essential oil? Share your DIY recipe with us!
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