Homemade deodorant

Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon.
Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.
Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.
Makes 3/4 cup.

Natural Deodorant Cream
¼ c. vegetable shortening
1 T. cornstarch
1/8 t. tincture of benzoin (found this at one local pharmacy – Walgreens and it costs about $7.50 for a small bottle, but it will last you many years.)
1 t. fragrance, optional

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Place in a clean jar with a lid. To use: Rub a small amount of the cream under your arms.
Yield: 3 ounces

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