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Natural Solid Deodorant (without Baking Soda)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp wax (beeswax, soy wax, or candelilla wax)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp of shea butter
  • 2 tbsp of mango butter (or coconut oil)homemade-deodorant-9452-683x1024
  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp kaolin clay
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch or rice starch
  • ½ tsp of vitamin e oil
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (or other oil of choice like jojoba oil) add more after testing if it is smooth on skin
  • 1 tbsp of magnesium chloride
  • Essential oils of choice

Procedure:

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler or in a measuring cup secured on the edge of a pot half filled with water, on medium heat. Stir frequently with a disposable tool like a popsicle stick
  2. Add the cocoa butter and stir until melted
  3. Add the shea butter and stir until melted
  4. Add the mango butter and stir until melted
  5. Add the arrowroot powder, starch and kaolin clay and combine
  6. Remove from heat and add the vitamin e oil and avocado oil and magnesium chloride, stir to combine
  7. Pour into two 2oz (glass preferably) containers
  8. Create two different deodorant scents: add the essential oils of choice to each individual container and stir with a different stick for each (lavender & sage, geranium & rosewater, bergamot & lime etc)
  • NOTE: You can use just 1 butter (shea butter is preferable because it is non comedogenic and more solid than coconut oil)
  • Save gelato spatulas for easy application
  • Magnesium chloride replaces baking soda’s deodorizing effects and it is just concentrated seawater
  • The kaloin clay makes it have a greyish tint and that’s normal but if you’d prefer white, sub in a starch instead
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Natural Solid Deodorant (With Baking Soda)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp wax (beeswax, soy wax, or candelilla wax)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp of shea butter
  • homemade-deodorant-9452-683x10242 tbsp of mango butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3 tbsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch or rice starch
  • 1 tbsp kaolin clay
  • ½ tsp of vitamin e oil
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (or other oil of choice) or more after testing if it is smooth on skin
  • 5-10 drops of essential oils of choice

Procedure:

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler or in a measuring cup secured on the edge of a pot half filled with water, on medium heat. Stir frequently with a disposable tool like a popsicle stick
  2. Add the cocoa butter and stir until melted
  3. Add the shea butter and stir until melted
  4. Add the mango butter and stir until melted
  5. Add the baking soda, starch and kaolin clay and combine
  6. Remove from heat and add the vitamin e oil and avocado oil, stir to combine
  7. Pour into two 2oz (glass preferably) containers
  8. Create two different deodorant scents: add the essential oils of choice to each individual container and stir with a different stick for each (lavender & sage, geranium & rosewater, bergamot & lime etc)
  9. Let to set for an hour in the fridge and use when set by warming up a bit in hands and spreading a pea sized amount under both underarms
    • NOTE:
    • You can use just 1 butter (shea butter is preferable because it is non comedogenic and more solid than coconut oil)
    • Save gelato spatulas for easy application
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DIY Body Butter for Sensitive Skin

This recipe has the least amount of scent and it is ideal for sensitive skin in need of hydration. If you do not have access to mango butter, just double the amount of shea butter to make up for it. Body-Butter

Recipe:

2 tbsp of Unflavoured coconut oil

1/4 cup of shea butter

1/4 cup of mango butter

Procedure:

  1. Melt the mango butter and shea butter using a double boiler, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the coconut oil and combine.
  3. Leave in the fridge to firm up slightly but not completely.
  4. Whip up the butter using a hand mixer until peaks form.
  5. Store in jars and refrigerate for an hour, or if you live in a colder climate, leave at room temperature.
  6. After the hour has passed you may use the butter.
  7. For best results use after shower for fastest absorption.
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Revitalizing Bath Melt:

Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil13.jpg
  • 1/4 cup of shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of mango butter (optional)
  • 10-15 drops of orange essential oil

Melt the shea and mango butter using a double boiler (I use a measuring cup on the edge of a small pot of water). Add the coconut oil when the shea and mango butter have melted. Add the orange essential oil and mix to combine. Pour into shaped moulds, ice cube tray or whatever you have that will make it easy to remove. Place in fridge and leave overnight. Pop out the bath melts and store in a jar or resealable container. Melt 1-2 under running bath water and enjoy!

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Chocolate Scented Whipped Body Butter Recipe

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  • 1/3 cup of cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

Procedure:

  1. Melt the cocoa butter using a double boiler, adding the shea butter half way through OR by using a microwave, heating the cocoa butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second intervals, mixing in between each
  2. Melt the shea butter in the cocoa butter nad add the coconut oil after the shea has melted completely
  3. Let the butters to sit at room temperature until slightly solidified, or leave in the fridge for up to 10 minutes
  4. Using an electric beater, blend the butters until peaks form, do not over mix until solid like or the butter will be harder to melt onto skin
  5. Use post shower for best results, the butter melts onto skin easier and is absorbed into the skin faster that way