Your Epidermis is Showing!

Our skin makes up one of the eleven systems of the body (specifically the integumentary). Products we use on it are absorbed through it, so being mindful of what we use could make a significant impact. Deodorant is absorbed through the skin in the lymphatic area of the body responsible for fighting disease and infection. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your deodorant? Going natural is not only better for the body, but less expensive. It’s non-toxic, sustainable, effective…and it’s really easy. Try it!

  • 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil (the coconut oil can go from solid to liquid depending on the storage temperature)
  • 1/8 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Scent Option: You can leave it unscented or add several drops of lavender or bergamot oil
Mix the powders together in a small jar (the “ball” brand makes a nice small glass jar) and slowly add the coconut oil until you create a “pomade” consistency and the powders are mostly dissolved. Add a few drops of oil until your reach your desired scent.

Scoop out a small amount and rub it between your fingers to melt and create a smooth texture. Or use a thin, round make-up sponge as an applicator. Apply under the arms and rub any left into your hands as a moisturizer.


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