I have been trying different natural deodorants for the last seven years or so. I usually resort back to plain baking soda or a coconut oil mix that turns to mush in the summer. Both are effective but a little on the messy side.
Our adopted Illinois “Grammy” was here and she brought along a wonderful find. It was a tube of natural deodorant that combined the best of all my favorite effective finds over the years with the addition of a small amount of beeswax to keep it firm and easily spreadable. The essential oil scent combination was a refreshing and uplifting change.
It was simple to create a batch and I have been using it ever since. I am not sure I will ever go back to any other method. It smells great and deters 100% of odors. It is effective all day long and a little goes a long way.
So whether you are grammy or whether you are wanting a hug from your grammy, this is your insurance to smelling good and getting extra squeezers!
To purchase ready to use:
4 oz Grammy’s Hug Insurance $10.o0
(Arrowroot, Baking Soda, Coconut Oil, Local Beeswax, Patchouli, Orange, Clove, and Rosemary)
Made in small batches from our family to yours!
Grammy’s Hug Insurance
¼ cup arrowroot powder
¼ cup baking soda
3 T coconut oil
1 T beeswax
20 drops of essential oil blend
*Prepare the jar you are using by taking off the lid and placing it to the side of your work area. We recommend a small glass mason jar.
*In a small bowl mix well the arrowroot powder and baking soda.
*Using the double boiler method, melt the beeswax and coconut oil together. Watch it carefully.
*Once melted, add to the bowl of powdered ingredients. Stir quickly and thoroughly. Add essential oils. Mix well.
*Immediately scoop into glass containers and put the lid on the jar.
15 ml Grammy’s Hug Insurance Essential Oil Blend for DIY $20
(Patchouli, Orange, Clove, and Rosemary)
Beeswax, Local and Raw $5/half lb and $10/lb