A few things have kept me from posting this week. For one, Joseph has needed my help in the shop more than usual. Getting more hours there is a good thing. Our sweet pup, Guinness, had a bit of (routine) surgery as well. He's not quite his spunky self just yet, but is doing very well. There's a new item I've been working on for my shop, which I'll share once I've taken pics.
Heather's Coconut Oil Deodorant
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup baking soda
4 tablespoons coconut oil (the recipe called for extra virgin; I substituted regular)
10 drops lavender essential oil
3-4 drops patchouli essential oil
In a medium bowl, sift arrowroot and baking soda. Add coconut oil and essential oils.
Using a fork, combine well (as if you were cutting butter into flour).
Next, using the back of a large serving spoon, press the mixture together to work it into a smooth paste.
Pack mixture into a glass jar (a 4 oz canning jar is perfect) and it's ready to use. Store at room temperature.
To use: Scoop a small amount onto your fingertips and apply to underarms. Your body heat will almost instantly melt it and you can easily rub it in. Note: there is the faintest hint of white when you first apply.
So many essential oils have antibacterial properties, I'm sure you could substitute others if you're not a fan of patchouli. I'm thinking I may try sandalwood next time, possibly rosemary another. It's such a good product, I've pondered adding the deodorant to my shop, for those who don't care to make it themselves. I'd appreciate any input on that. Have a beautiful, late summer weekend, friends!