This recipe has been put to the true test of three potentially stinky males in our home as they went two days without a shower while roughing it at hunting camp. Eww. You did read that correctly. Two days. Interestingly, they did not have body odor. It's not that we're immune to stinky smells like that. In fact, I have a very overly sensitive sniffer. Their trial passed my test, so I decided to give it a go. Much to my surprise, I didn't feel all sticky-like under my arms as I expected I would. In a moment of weakness, I decided to go back to my regular anti-perspirant/deodorant for my weekend at work. Guess what? The national leading brand that I'd relied on all these years did not work as well. I was feeling sticky and unconfident by the end of my ten hour work day.
I've now made the decision to switch to my own concoction permanently.
Here's my recipe:
3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
2.5 tablespoons cocoa butter (I use NOW brand)
4 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
2 tablespoons baking soda, aluminum free
5 drops (optional) essential oil
Melt down in a sauce pan. Pour into an old (but cleaned!) deodorant container and cool. The cocoa butter will solidify the entire stick.