Want to feel fresh?
Bergamot essential oil is great for many things - from it’s antidepressant properties to its ability to fight microbes, it seems like you can use it for almost anything. I thought it would be an amazing addition to this homemade deodorant! Made with bergamot, lavender, and tea tree essential oils, this deodorant keeps you smelling clean and fresh, while fighting the microbes that cause you to smell like you haven’t bathed in days!
What you need:
½ cup virgin coconut oil
½ cup baking soda
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
20 drops bergamot essential oil
Dark amber glass containers
- Heat the coconut oil on low for about a minute to soften it, as it is solid in its original form.
- Combine coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils in glass bowl.
- Pour into dark amber container and allow to harden at room temperature
Use this deodorant during your normal routine for getting ready, or whenever you feel like you need to “freshen up”. Note: Bergamot essential oil is phototoxic, so make sure not to use it anywhere that you can’t keep out of the sun.
*Side note: To make this an antiperspirant, you can also substitute ¼ baking soda and ¼ cup arrowroot powder for ½ cup baking soda.