Body Care

Natural Solid Deodorant

(with baking soda):

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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)
  • 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
  • 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
    • Magnesium chloride replaces baking soda’s deodorizing effects and it is just concentrated seawater
    • The deodorants have a greyish tint and if you prefer an entirely white deodorant, sub in a starch instead

Natural Solid Deodorant

(without Baking Soda)homemade-deodorant-9452-683x1024

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)
  • 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 deodorants have a greyish tint and if you prefer an entirely white deodorant, sub in a starch instead

Coffee Scrub Recipe:fe1fdc2e75a845787fb6143f742884e9

  • 1 cup of dry (used) coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon of inexpensive cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Procedure:

  1. mix in a medium sized bowl until evenly combined and store in a jar.
  2. use on wet skin in the shower, pre or post hair removal/between waxing sessions to prevent ingrown hairs.

Chocolate Scented Whipped Body Butter:

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  • 1/4 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

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.

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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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