This deodorant creme is a natural, effective solution against odor using just a few sustainably sourced ingredients. I struggled to find a natural, low waste deodorant that didn't irritate my skin, so I created this one and my skin has never been happier. This deodorant is designed to prevent odor, not to prevent sweating, but the absorption power of arrowroot powder helps to keep your pits feeling fresh.
While there is baking soda in this deodorant, I use a very finely milled baking soda in minimal amounts to prevent skin irritation.
The coconut oil in the deodorant creme melts around 76 degrees F. While the creme will be just as effective when melted, if you prefer a firmer texture, stir the creme if melted, and store below 76 degrees or in the refrigerator. In the summer, I use the creme melted and actually prefer the soft texture for an easy application.
To use: apply a pea sized amount to fingers and rub directly onto armpit. For very sensitive skin, do not apply directly after shaving. Re-apply as needed. I find I only need one application in the a.m., unless it's hot outside and I'm doing a lot of manual labor.
Please recycle or re-use the glass jar your deodorant comes in! The jars can be upcycled to hold spices, travel toiletries, small jewelry, plant propagation, candles etc.
Lavender Deodorant Creme
*Fair trade unrefined shea butter, *extra virgin coconut oil, *arrowroot powder, *sodium bicarbonate, **NY beeswax, *essential oils of lavender and rosemary.
**=beeswax is only part of the formula during warmer months to prevent the creme from melting, I leave it out in the colder months.