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How to Make Deodorant

December 12, 2010

I cannot rave enough about this homemade deodorant! If you’ve ever wondered how to make deodorant, The Angry Chicken has got you covered.

I cannot rave enough about this homemade deodorant! If you've ever wondered how to make deodorant, The Angry Chicken has got you covered.

Looking to detoxify your pits? I cannot rave enough about this homemade deodorant! This has been the only deodorant that has worked for me since giving up antiperspirants 20 years ago. I swear by it. Maybe it’s the perfect fit for my chemistry, I don’t know. It just works. It is a recipe I found over at The Angry Chicken. Here are the ingredients you will need. You can visit The Angry Chicken for the how-to’s.

Angry Chicken Deodorant

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons SHEA BUTTER
3 tablespoons BAKING SODA
2 tablespoons CORN STARCH, TAPIOCA STARCH, or ARROWROOT STARCH
2 tablespoons COCOA BUTTER (found mine at Whole Foods)
2 VITAMIN E OIL GEL CAPS (puncture and squeeze out the oil)
ESSENTIAL OILS (Choose your favorite, include tea tree or other oils known for anti-bacterial properties for added protection. I use this brand)

Tips:

For gift giving, I use little pots. Pretty up the pot by adhering a strip of decorative paper (scrapbooking paper works great).

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Kirsten December 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

This is hysterical. I figured you were too busy with everything else you've been doing this holiday season, so I went ahead and worked out a post. 🙂 I've been trying to find time to work on it since Friday…obviously great minds think alike. 🙂
http://missdropsie.blogspot.com/2010/12/healthy-home-made-christmas-gift-ideas.html

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Yeah, sorry we didn't sync up 🙂 My bad. Love you!!

-Lexie

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Heidi @adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com December 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I LOVE this stuff Lexie! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and I love the idea to put it in a little decorative pot for gift giving.

I hear ya on the crazy…kind of glad I lost my sense of smell, so I can't smell my body oozing the stress, LOL!

xo,
Heidi

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Yay! I've had a few friends try it and they say they love it, too. So your sniffer is 100% yet? How's the treatment going. We've got to get the nose back in working order. Love ya!

xo
-Lexie

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Nancy @ The Sensitive Pantry December 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Haha! Lexie, you're a hoot. I love this idea since I'm stressing a bit myself over all that has to be done before the holidays. Taking very deep breaths. Merry Christmas to you!

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Yeah, isn't funny, we race around and then at some point we just throw up our hands and say "whatever!"

Like:

• Santa ran out of gift wrap.
• No one is coming to our house for the holidays so why clean?!
• Christmas dinner? Chipotle will work!

You have a great one, too!!!

xo
Lexie

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Amy December 13, 2010 at 4:45 am

Just a note. I made a similar recipe (not with all the ingredients) and found I reacted to the baking soda! It worked great, but my underarms started itching terribly. Maybe if I try yours, since it's not so heavy on the soda, it might work. I reused an old deodorant stick container (not for gift giving, of course).

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Thanks Amy, Good to know. I wonder how it would work without baking soda? Maybe add a bit more arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Let us know how it works.

Lexie

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Shirley @ gfe December 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Very nice, Lexie! I could give this only to my "crunchy granola" friends though. 😉 And, I'd love to try it for myself! I saw Elana's foot rub recipe, too. Since then I've been trying to find my shea butter … as soon as I find it I'm getting busy!

Hugs,
Shirley

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