This Sensitive Deodorant Paste recipe was born shortly after I discovered that a few people were reacting to my regular homemade deodorant paste, and then after waxing one day, I discovered that I did too…
I played around with my original recipe and worked out that bicarb was mainly to blame, added some lavender essential oil to soothe, and got some lovely ladies to be guinea pigs… Now, I am satisfied.
So here it is, my natural sensitive deodorant paste – I hope you love it! Remember to be kind to the homemade process and appreciate the magic in creating your own beauty products.
Sensitive Deodorant Paste
Makes: 240 g Prep time: < 10 min.
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are patchouli, tea tree and lavender, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Add shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax to a glass bowl and heat until completely melted. (Double boiler method– place bowl on a pot of gently simmering water and stir frequently; Microwave method– heat in short bursts on low, stopping and stirring frequently). Remove from heat.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
3. Transfer into container of choice.
4. Place into the fridge or freezer to set (this will reduce the chance of graininess developing over time).
Scoop a small amount of balm (the size of your fingernail is plenty) and rub gently onto clean armpits.