Bentonite Clay Deodorant (without Baking Soda)

Tired of irritating deodorants?  Tired of other homemade deodorants that melt in the summer?  This recipe solves both problems and smells great! 

My Story

I figured with summer around the corner it would be nice to smell fresh and clean.   Truthfully, I haven’t worn deodorant for a while (including last summer); about two years ago Bentonite Clay Deodorant - COLROADO URBAN HOMESTEADERI ran out of the store bough stuff in the winter time and just never bought another deodorant stick.  If there was something really important that I needed to smell presentable for or an extra hot day where I would be around a lot of people, I would steal my husband’s store bought deodorant and just smell a little manly for the day.  I remember my body getting use to not having deodorant and kinda going through a pit detox if you will.  After a while, I just wasn’t stinky anymore.  Occasionally, I would think to myself “wow I stink” and then I would go take a shower and that would solve the problem.

Since I have been without deodorant for so long, I am not sure where the urgent need to make my own came from.  I think I just miss smelling good all day long, and by creating a homemade and good smelling deodorant, I can achieve that.

 

The Three Conclusions:

I read a bunch of articles about other peoples’ experiences with their homemade deodorant and came to three conclusions:

1.  I don’t want to use baking soda in my deodorant, too many other people have had a reaction to baking soda on the skin.   I just figured that there must be a way to just not include it.

2.  I need to make mine with beeswax so that it will stay firm during the hot summer months.   We live in a house without air conditioning, and the inside temperatures can easily get up into the upper 80s or lower 90s during the hottest parts of the summer

3. I don’t like the smell of tea tree oil (useful for it’s antiseptic properties) and so I want to use Bentonite Clay for it’s antibacterial properties as the substitute. 

I searched for recipes that met all requirements and none was found, so I have made my own.

 

Bentonite Clay Deodorant Recipe

Bentonite Clay Deodorant (without Baking Soda)

  1. Mix all oils and beeswax in a pot and melt it over low heat on the stove. 
  2. Add the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. 
  3. Pour into a deodorant bottle using a funnel.   **Note: When you pour it into the bottle, it will be VERY liquidy and as it cools it will ‘set up’ or firm up. 
  4. Let it sit over night and use it the next morning. 
  5. This amount make SLIGHTLY less than 1 deodorant bottle.

Mix all Ingredients for Bentonite Clay Deodorant     Bentonite Clay Deodorant does NOT contain baking soda     Liquid Bentonite Clay Deodorant     The Bentonite Clay Deodorant will harden as it cools

 

 

 

 

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