Homemade Probiotic Deodorant - Really Works!
In my journey to keep nasty chemicals off my family's skin, deodorant was one of the 1st that had to go and one of the easiest to make. Here is how to make it:
1/4 cup Baking soda (for anti-stink and dryness)
1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder (for smoothness and dryness)
3 capsules of shelf stable probiotics* (the good bacteria kills the bad therefore reducing stink)
up to 5T Coconut oil (Moisturizing, anti-stink and antimicrobial)
10-15 drops Peppermint essential oil (optional)
Mix together the powders and then add enough coconut oil (it mixes in easier if you soften or melt it) to make a thick paste, add the essential oil if you want it and you have natural and frugal deodorant that really works. All you have to do now is put it in a sterile jar for storage. Using it is a easy as getting a small dollop on your finger and rubbing it in well under your arms. Make sure it is absorbed well so that the oil does not stain your clothes.
-Shelf stable probiotics should contain highly resistant beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These “good bacteria” have the ability to survive the pH of our stomach acid during digestion and are the one’s that should be included in this recipe.
-If you have sensitive skin and the baking sodaq bothers you, try replacing it with arrowroot powder.