So as part of my reactions/detox I sweat. I sweat a lot. And not in the good way. My sweat is – stanky. I know it is because I am getting rid of the sulfur compounds that are making me sick and I am grateful. But in real life, it sucks to smell like garlic or onions. To smell STRONGLY of garlic or onions. To smell strongly of garlic or onions WHEN I AM DRYING MYSELF OFF FROM A SHOWER. But – let’s be honest – deodorants are laughably out. So what is a girl who doesn’t want to be stinky to do? Well – apparently this – because this is the best. darned. deodorant. I. have. ever. used. No, really. not a hint of any bad smells since the day I started. Such relief from my embarrassment!
- 5 – 10 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (I started with 5 and kept adding until it was the right consistency)
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 6 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay ( I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 20 – 30 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I used Lavender, but mix and match as it suits you)
Mix everything together and use a small amount under each arm, covering thoroughly.
If your home is a lower temp than the melting oil of coconut (approximately 70 degrees) it will be rock hard in the AM. You can either dig some out, rub it until warm between your hands or fill up the sink with hot water and let it warm while you shower – both work about as well.
So – honestly my big issue with this was that the bentonite clay is grey and I was worried about it staining my clothing. So the result was – it did rub off on my clothes, but looked no worse that commercial deodorant at the end of the day – kinda whitish and in the end it totally washed out and didn’t leave yellow stains like the chemical crap. And I smell as fresh as a daisy. If daisies were 1000 times better and smelled like coconut and lavender.