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cypress + clay Deoderant

Updated: Jun 12

Hello, my friends! Would you agree that deodorant is one of those things that is so hard to find the right fit? Especially if you want one without toxic ingredients like aluminum it's only natural you turn to, well, natural deodorants. But that can be a whole experience in and of itself. Not every natural deodorant works for everyone, plus you've got like the scent, the feel, and it definitely can't be staining your clothes with oil! Allot of criteria for such a humble product. Especially if you want people to hang around you.

Well, here's my favorite. I tried out last year, made some tweaks recently, and wow. Can I say this the BEST, hands down deodorant I've ever had the privilege of coating my arm pits with?! It's just the right texture. Makes skin soft and leaves no oily residue. And did I mention the scent? Of forest after it rains, with light scent of citrus bergamot. As a bonus, the essential oil blend is particularly good for cutting odor. High fives!

Alrighty, for the recipe:

For supplies you will need . . .

2 glass beakers (mason jars will work too just take longer for your beeswax and butter to melt)

a stirring rod or spatula

measuring spoons

a clean container for your finished product

For the ingredients:

1/4 cup arrowroot powder

3 T cornstarch

2 T kaolin clay (you may substitute another kind here if you don't have kaolin)

1/4 tsp beeswax (beads are really nice!)

4 T shea butter

1 T sunflower oil (or other like coconut, olive, safflower, jojoba, or avocado)

patchouli essential oil 4 drops

clary sage essential oil 7 drops

bergamot essential oil 10-12 drops

cypress essential oil 12 drops


Measure out the beeswax, shea butter, and oil of choice. Measure out the arrowroot powder, cornstarch, and clay in a separate beaker.

Heat the shea butter mixture over pan of shallow water over med-low to medium heat. Stir until melted. Be sure the beeswax is fully melted.

Remove from heat and stir in powders. Stir well and add essential oils. Give it one more stir. Pour it into your prepared container and pop into the fridge until set. When it comes back to room temperature it will be the perfect texture.

Enjoy! If you make this, I'd love to know how yours turned out!

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