Blogging Mama

Total Pageviews

Friday, September 2, 2016

DIY Deodorant - Your pits will thank you!

I'm beginning to think I have a social anxiety thing going on. When I run out of things, I just make more instead of going to the store. I'm beginning to loathe even the idea of going to town to buy something...but that's not what this is all about. A few years ago I started making my own deodorant because my children were to that age where they wanted to start wearing it and I didn't trust all the ingredients in store bought, mass produced versions. I've tried many recipes over the years and this is what I feel works best without irritating tender skin. I highly encourage you to try this recipe for your children and yourself, but ESPECIALLY if you are breast feeding because you don't need extra chemicals getting close to baby's food supply or your lymph nodes for that matter).

Here's what you need:

**A small mason jar or several small plastic containers with lids (example: )

**tablespoon for measuring (needs to be plastic or silicone - do not use metal)

**a plastic spoon and/or a chopstick

**2T Bentonite Clay

**5T Arrowroot Powder

**1T Baking Soda

**6T Coconut Oil

optional: 12 drop essential oils

Please note: some people use more baking soda and less arrowroot powder. I have sensitive skin and prefer no baking soda or very little baking soda which is why I use this particular ratio.

Here's what you do:

1) Melt your coconut oil (not in the microwave)
**I use a double boiler, but in the summer I can just use hot tap water and stir the coconut oil until it's liquefied

2) Measure all your dry ingredients into your jar (if using several smaller containers, do your mixing in a bowl with a pour spout - again, not metal) and mix mix mix using your plastic spoon or chopstick

3) Add the liquid coconut oil and stir until it's thoroughly mixed together

4) Add your essential oils (feel free to use less than 12 drops, but I wouldn't use more)
**Some suggested combinations: ylang ylang with frankincense, cedarwood with tea tree and patchouli, lavender alone or with rosemary, vanilla with brown sugar

5) Stir the essential oils in completely then let solidify (if you are impatient, you can use the refrigerator to speed along the process)

When you start using this type of deodorant, it's a little different since most of us aren't accustomed to applying our deodorant with our finger tips. You just use your fingers to scoop some of the semi-solid deodorant into your hand and then smooth it on your pits. Rub it in thoroughly and don't use too much. As long as it's rubbed in well, you won't have problems with stains on your clothing and you shouldn't have any smell problems. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe - please leave your comments and let others know what you think. Thanks!

Crystal is a church musician, babywearing mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 9, Andre 8, Breccan 2, and Delphine 1), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff right here at: and

Follow Crystal on goodreads, ezine articles, instagram, youtube, facebook, linkedin, or twitter - @iamagemcrystal!


  1. I highly recommend you to try this recipe check this out

  2. 3 Studies SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by consuming Coconut Fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medicinal magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!

  3. sweet hearts work show it is very well and fantastic show
    ummy video downloader 1.7

  4. nordvpn-crack-full-versionis really priced quite reasonably. Even when you're on a budget, then it is easily affordable. Certainly, NordVPN now offers the very best value available on the current marketplace,
    new crack

  5. beyond compare khokharpc Such a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m so happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. nero recode farooqpc I really enjoy reading your post about this Posting. This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the wonderful works guys, thanks for sharing

  7. Thank you, I’ve recently been searching for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the best I have found out so far. pycharm crack

  8. Thanks for this post, I really found this very helpful. And blog about best time to post on cuber law is very useful. manycam-pro-crack

  9. Here's the softwares that you can use free. You guys just visit our site and get all the latest and older softwares Magic Photo Recovery Crack Kindly click on here and visit our website and read more.
    Magic Photo Recovery Crack
    Free Netflix Crack Free Download
    ESET Internet Security Crack
    SolidWorks Crack Free Download
    aSc timetables Free Download

  10. Thanks for sharing such great information, I highly appreciate your hard-working skills which are quite beneficial for me. Iskysoft Imedia Converter Deluxe Crack

  11. Such great and nice information about software. This site gonna help me a lot in finding and using much software. Kindly make this like of content and update us. Thanks for sharing us Sublime Text Crack . Kindly click on here and visit our website and read more

  12. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Very helpful information specifically the last part �� I care for such info a lot.
    I was looking for this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.
    webcammax serial number
    iexplorer torrent
    genymotion license key
    ultraedit cracked
    removewat download
    Crack Like