If, like me, you solve all your problems by rubbing coconut oil on them, you hate spending money and you prefer not to put weird chemicals on your body, well, here’s a nice treat for you. Auntie Hope’s Hippy Deodorant satisfies my desire not to spend money, to smell excellent and to keep things natural, AND it takes all of ten minutes to make.
To make this marvelous concoction, you’ll need:
4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
2 Tbsp baking soda
Ten drops of your favorite essential oils (I chose a blend of lemon, patchouli and lavender for this latest batch but you can use anything at all that you like. Lavender, rosemary and tea tree are a few oils that have good anti-bacterial qualities to keep you smelling fresh longer. Avoid peppermint if you’re a nursing mother as it decreases milk supply.)
Melt the coconut oil and blend in the remaining ingredients until no lumps remain. Pour into the container of your choice (I use a small mason jar) and let cool. Stir or shake a couple of times during cooling to keep the baking soda and starch evenly distributed. To use, rub a dime-sized quantity onto your underarm after bathing and delight in your fragrant and resourceful self.