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Herbal Stick Deodorant: How-to Formula

Herbal Stick Deodorant: How-to Formula

If you can tolerate essential oils, herbal deodorants are wonderfully
effective since so many of them have strong anti-bacterial properties.

I am excited to find this formula for making homemade stick deodorant
because with this, any one of us can custom make the deodorant using
essential oils that one really likes!

That being said, I like the essential oils recommended for this
formula by Snow Drift Farms; they are all strongly
anti-bacterial:

1 1/2 tbspn beeswax (yellow is best)
1/2 tbspn cocoa butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
15 drops white thyme essential oil
15 drops rosemary essential oil
25 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops castor oil

Melt beeswax in a glass jar standing in hot water, add the cocoa butter,
and when it has melted, add the oils. Stir to mix thoroughly, then pour
into a clean, discarded deodorant stick case and leave to cool and set.

For ingredients and more visit Snow Drift Farms.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:49PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

I'm currenty using "witch hazel" or a deodorant stone and have been doing so; with excellenmt results, for well over a year now. Am going to have to give the above Posted formula a try. Don and WE CAN! :-))

9:11PM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

I'm trying to choose which deodorant recipe I'm gonna try out, and I'd love to see a picture of this end product, so I could have an aidea of it's consistency. The picture of this article isn't opening :/

6:31AM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

THANK YOU so much for posting this. I REALLY, REALLY, need it. it is surprising that you posted in 2000 and NOW is when I really need an alternative to my thai crystals.

4:02AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thanks

4:00AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you.

10:23AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

thanks for sharing.

7:45PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

Great article. Thanks!

10:44AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

I agree that bicarb is abbrasive but I just apply it with a little bit of water on my fingers and it works really welll and I know it is safe, not like other things in normal deodorants.

7:01AM PDT on Jul 9, 2010

I find the baking soda, cornflour (corn starch) and lavender oil a great deodorant. I pat it on after showering. Yes it is messy but, who cares. It works, is chemical free and good to the environment. Ann. Ireland

4:08AM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

thanks

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