I promise to post that recipe soon. I used a traditional thyme-flavoured flavour base, but I added some unexpected ingredients at the end and was very pleased with the result.
The recipe I want to tell you about today is the most wonderful recent discovery I've had! Homemade deodorant. My colleague, Cayley, told me her sister made some for her. It consists of three simple ingredients that you simply mix together.
Optional: Essential oil of your choice
Mix all the ingredients together using a Kitchen-Aid mixer if you wish. I actually didn't even bother getting mine out. I just mixed it with my hands until it could take a spoon mixing. At first I thought the texture seemed a little wet so I slowly incorporated a bit more baking soda and cornstarch. You can adjust the texture to your preference. After all the ingredients are blended, transfer the cream into a small glass jar or Tupperware container.
I used a blend of patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood and a single drop of lavender. Below, I offer a more extensive list of essential oil selections.
Now all you skeptics out there, take note: the texture is remarkably similar to store-bought deodorant. It goes on smoothly and dissolves to a powder on your skin without evil aluminum or other harsh chemicals. It's been a breakthrough innovation for me as I'm always happy to find another way to eliminate toxins from my daily life.
Maybe next Christmas everyone will receive personalized deodorant jars with customized scents.
Think of the possibilities!
- Agar oil
- Bergamot oil
- Cannabis flower
- Cardamom seed oil
- Cedarwood oil
- Chamomile oil - for relaxation
- Citronella oil
- Clary Sage
- Clove leaf oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Frankincense oil
- Geranium oil - aromatherapy for hormonal balance, particularly in women
- Ginger oil
- Grapefruit oil - invigorating
- Jasmine oil - sensual
- Lavender oil - relaxing, antiseptic
- Neroli - comes from the bitter orange tree, expensive
- Nutmeg Oil
- Orange oil
- Parsley oil
- Patchouli oil - strong, earthy
- Peppermint oil
- Rose oil
- Rosemary oil
- Sandalwood oil - woody
- Sassafras oil
- Spearmint oil
- Star anise oil
- Tea tree oil - antiseptic
- Ylang-ylang - sweet, sensual