|the beautiful beeswax brick!|
|it's nice to have an old stick case on hand|
3 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of coconut oil
approx 15 drops of lavender essential oil
approx 1/2 tsp corn starch (absorbs moisture; used in powdered form deodorants)
approx 1/2 tsp baking soda (helps with stink; used in powdered form deodorants)
approx 1/2 tsp powdered rosemary (from our plant)
approx 1/2 to 1 tsp of aloe vera juice (from our plant)
Melt the beeswax in double boiler. Add Coconut Oil. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Pour into a mold or container (you do not have to grease it) and leave for the mixture to cool down and harden, to gain shape!
|my ingredients (and the coffee grinder for the rosemary)|
I'm not sure how much of the rosemary, baking soda, corn starch, and aloe vera juice, floated to the top or bottom before the wax mixture finished hardening, but oh well. :)
I would suggest perhaps using a bit more coconut oil so it rubs off better. Also, you probably want to put 50 drops or more of essential oil to make it more effective.
Here is the link for more homemade deodorant recipes along with the one which inspired me.
Note from mama: This post was written by our young adolescent daughter. She has been blessed with great insight from our Heavenly Father on how to make things that would be more beneficial for our bodies.
Have fun trying! ~ Leah
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