Make Your Pits Peaceful – DIY All-Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Paste

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With all of the information out there now about the extremely damaging effects of aluminum in our deodorants, many people are changing over from their antiperspirants to more natural deodorants.Some are willing to fork over the cash to try each of the natural brands until they find one that works for them, but others would like to make it themselves. I receive a lot of messages from your guys, asking me what my secret recipe for my Peace Pits Deodorant Paste is. It's true, it works better than any of the other natural deodorants that I have tried. Peace Pits is so effective it beats the stink ALL DAY LONG! I can totally understand why you want my recipe.

Most recipes on the internet didn't work to my liking

When I first went on the hunt to find recipes to make deodorant at home, I made a whole bunch of recipes. All of the recipes but one were just not as effective of a recipe as I was looking for. The common denominator for me was beeswax. Every recipe containing beeswax left nasty sweat stains on my white shirts didn't hold the stink at bay ALL day and didn't apply cleanly. The only DIY recipe left was the simplest of all of the recipes. It contained only 4 ingredients that I always have in my house; coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils. Simple sometimes really is the answer.

The secret is in the process

The Hippy Hubby and I used the simple version of this recipe for a little over a year before I finally decided to make it better. The difference was in adding the shea butter and a specific process in how I create the final product. The secret lies in this process. Whipping the final blend, like my whipped body butter recipe, creates an airy product that sinks in better and is much easier to apply. I don't ever make this deodorant without whipping it! It just doesn't work as well if you leave this process out!

Peace Pits was created from this simple recipe

DIY Peace Pits All-Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Paste

The secret to my Peace Pits deodorant paste is in whipping it like a body butter! If you do not want to go the extra mile (trust me, you totally do!!!) you can just pour the melted mixture into the containers to harden and use it that way, but I find that the whipped version is much easier to apply and incorporates the powders evenly throughout the mixture! If you want to make an even easier version of this, omit the shea butter for a no-heat easy deodorant that works really well by itself! For ultra-sensitive skin, try using my baking soda free Peace Pits recipe instead!

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a double boiler, melt the shea butter and coconut oil.
  2. In a separate large bowl, stir the baking soda and arrowroot powder together.
  3. Pour melted shea butter and coconut oil mixture into the baking soda/arrowroot powder mixture, and stir until completely combined.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and harden, preferably over an ice bath for faster cooling.
  5. When it looks like the deodorant is half way hardened, meaning there is still a small pool of liquid on top, remove from the ice bath (if using), and take out your electric hand mixer or emulsion blender.
  6. Blend the mixture until there are no chunks of hardened deodorant left. This can not be done by hand. I usually take a spoon and chip away the bottom pieces first to make it easier to blend in the final result.
  7. If you blended the deodorant too soon and it’s still not solid enough to pour into your containers, put the bowl of deodorant onto the ice bath for a minute or two more then blend with it there in the ice bath.

NOTE: When switching from chemical filled antiperspirants to natural deodorant, you may experience a very sensitive detox period. Some people experience rashes in their armpits and even some pain, though this severe of a reaction is uncommon. If you experience a painful rash due to detoxification, try making using my baking soda free version of this deodorant until the rash subsides.

Deodorant Essential Oil Blends

These blends are made for 4 oz (or 1/2 cup) of Peace Pits all-natural deodorant paste! I like to use 4 oz. glass jars when making these for other people! You can simply add the unscented deodorant to the jar, add the essential oils straight to that jar, and then stir with a chopstick until mixed completely together! This makes it so that you can make several different scents for different people, in one big batch!

Grapefruit Lavender

30 drops MRH lavender essential oil or PT lavender eo
30 drops MRH grapefruit essential oil or PT grapefruit eo

Lime & Vanilla

15 drops MRH lime essential oil or PT lime eo
4 drops MRH vanilla absolute or PT vanilla absolute

Lavender Lemongrass

30 drops MRH lavender essential oil or PT lavender eo
3 drops MRH lemongrass essential oil or PT lemongrass eo

Flower Power 

15 drops MRH lavender essential oil or PT lavender eo
5 drops MRH Roman chamomile essential oil or PT Roman chamomile eo
5 drops MRH rose absolute or PT rose absolute
2 drops MRH ylang ylang essential oil or PT ylang ylang eo

Tea Tree & Chamomile

10 drops MRH Roman chamomile essential oil or PT Roman chamomile essential oil
20 drops MRH tea tree essential oil or PT tea tree eo

Lavender & Cedar

20 drops MRH lavender essential oil or PT lavender eo
10 drops MRH Virginia cedarwood essential oil or PT Virginia cedarwood eo

Cedar & Clove

10 drops MRH Virginia cedarwood essential oil or PT Virginia cedarwood eo
10 drops MRH clove bud essential oil or PT Clove bud eo
6 drops MRH lime essential oil or PT lime eo

Bay Spice

15 drops MRH Bay West Indies essential oil
10 drops MRH clove bud essential oil or PT Clove bud eo
6 drops MRH sweet orange essential oil or PT sweet orange eo
4 drops MRH lime essential oil or PT lime eo

Man of the Woods

6 drops MRH scotch pine essential oil or PT pine eo
8 drops MRH cypress essential oil or PT cypress eo
8 drops MRH juniper berry essential oil or PT juniper berry eo
10 drops MRH Virginia cedarwood essential oil or PT Virginia cedarwood eo

Mountain Man

4 drops MRH peppermint essential oil or PT peppermint eo
8 drops MRH cypress essential oil or PT cypress eo
6 drops MRH scotch pine essential oil or PT pine eo
8 drops MRH juniper berry essential oil or PT juniper berry eo

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