All natural deodorants are all the rage right now and for good reason! Have you heard about how dangerous store bought deodorants can be? Hormone disrupting parabens? The aluminum compounds that are suspected to be linked to breast cancer? No thank you very much!!! An all natural alternative is a must but in my experience and that of my friends, most all natural deodorants are either ineffective or not effective enough. I knew there had to be a better way!
I am proud to announce that after much trial and error, I have created a truly effective, all-natural deodorant!!!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably searched high and low for an all natural deodorant that doesn’t cost $12 a bottle and ACTUALLY WORKS! I have tried the ones in stores and I have tried the recipes found on Pinterest and guess what? I stunk. Y’all, I’m all about that crunchy life but I’m not trying to stink!!!
I started experimenting with different ingredient combos and I finally created one that WORKS!!! I bet your thinking, ” but Heather, EVERYONE says theirs really works”, and to that I’ll respond, “you’re right!” But here’s the thing – I have actually taken the stink risk and put this deodorant through a very real-life test! As a matter of fact, the only test more stringent would be outdoor sports during the dog days of summer in the south but since I created it in October, that wasn’t an option 🙂
How was it tested?
I’ve tried this deodorant in different settings and did a real nose-in-the-armpit and rub-n-sniff stink check and it passed but the ultimate test I put it through was wearing it to wait tables a few nights ago.
I had been hesitating about trying it at my side hustle because let’s face it, customer heads are usually pit level and no one wants to be enjoying their broccoli cheddar chicken and catch a whiff of essence of arm pit.
Wednesday night I bit the bullet and wore it to work. I pulled aside a brutally honest gal pal and made her swear to let me know if at any point I began to stink. I asked her repeatedly to sniff check throughout the night and let me know if I still passed and it worked!!! It worked through a super stressful, pre-Thanksgiving, almost like a Sunday kind of shift. Y’all, that’s significant!!! As a matter of fact, they still didn’t smell the next morning and my pits stayed DRY!
The Magical Concoction
If you’re a fan of all things crunchy but don’t want to look and smell like someone who is a fan of all things crunchy, I bet you’re wondering what I put in this magical concoction aren’t you?
Well most of it was the basic recipe – coconut oil, cornstarch, and essential oil. The recipe I started with called for Purification, which comes in your starter pack and it made sense since Purification is used for all things stinky but I got to thinking about the source of the stink. Did you know that odor causing bacteria is why we stink? Then I thought even further about what essential oils I had in my arsenal that could assist in that odorous situation and it hit me like a lovely ton of bricks – THIEVES!!!! Talk about a duh moment!
The short story about how Thieves got it’s name is it’s the essential oils grave robbers used during the plague to keep from catching it while they robbed dead and dying plague victims and the thieves lived to tell about it. In order to receive a more merciful sentence, they had to divulge the secret to them staying well and the recipe for thieves was born.
Thieves contains cinnamon bark, clove, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus and I figured if it could work for plague clouded grave robbers, surely it could hold it’s own against some armpit bacteria so I gave it a shot!! Not surprisingly, it works splendidly!
OK, now for the recipe and application directions. I just mixed mine up and put it in a little jar I had handy but you can use whatever glass contain you would like.
All Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I have! After you try it, drop me a line and let me know How you like it!