Today, I discuss body odour, a taboo topic. I want a natural, effective deodorant.

Deodorant can contain a lot of harmful chemicals. Save time and money by making this natural homemade deodorant with coconut oil, baking soda & oils.

Equipment – Quart-size mason jar – Saucepan

Materials – 2 TBSP shea butter – 3 TBSP coconut oil – 3 TBSP baking soda – 2 TBSP arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch, optional) – essential oils (optional)

Instructions – Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a quart size mason jar. – Place the mason jar in a small saucepan of water and heat over low heat until the shea butter and coconut oil have just melted.

– Remove from heat and add the baking soda and arrowroot if using. – Mix well.

– Add the essential oils if using, and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge. –If you prefer, you can let it cool and pour it into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer!

Notes It may take several hours to completely harden. This process can be sped up by putting it in the fridge for a few minutes.