Simple Rules For Homemade Deodorant
- When you are creating your deodorant is to have all of the required ingredients ready on the counter/table before you begin with the actual steps. If you don’t do this, you are likely to be scurrying from one side of the room to the other, getting stressed as you look for different ingredients of tools that you need for the next step.
- Make sure that there are no children or pets around when you are creating the deodorant. A lot of deodorant recipes require the use of fire from the stove, which means you don’t want to be distracted, and you don’t want to risk the safety of your kids/pets.
Method of Preparation
The method by which you prepare the deodorant will vary, depending on the type of deodorant you are making and the ingredients you are using. However, all of the methods are fairly similar.
- So, the first step is to take the powder ingredient (e.g. baking soda or arrowroot powder) and place that in a bowl.
- In the other bowl, you need to combine the emollient ingredients e.g. the coconut oil, beeswax, etc. For a cream deodorant, all you need to do is mix the emollient ingredients together, and then add the powder ingredients and mix those in—and voila! It’s done. After this, you can proceed to add essential oils to give the deodorant a nice aroma and some extra vitamins, if you’d like.
- For a solid deodorant, however, things are a little different. After combining the emollient ingredients, you need to heat them on the stove until they melt and mix them. After that, you add the baking soda and mix. You may then follow with essential oils if you want.
- Liquid deodorants are fairly simple to make, as they require no heating up. You just need to mix the liquid oils that you are using and put them in a bottle. Some liquid deodorant recipes may use baking soda, in which case you will need to add that as well. Essential oils are optional.
- Powder deodorants are probably the simplest to make compared to all the other types of deodorants. All you need to do is mix up the different powder ingredients, and you’re good to go. Again, you may add essential oils, too.
Tools and Supplies
Most of the tools to make deodorant are simple household items, which means that you have no excuse to not create homemade deodorant.
- First of all, you will need a pot or pan of some sort that you can use for the deodorants that require heat to be made correctly. A double boiler is great to use for this if you own one. Otherwise, any pot or pan will probably be fine.
- You will also need a few ceramic bowls to mix the ingredients in (it is best to avoid plastic or glass, as some recipes may require you to mix the hot mixture in a bowl).
- A heat-safe spoon will also be needed to mix any of the ingredients you may be melting on the stove, as well as some regular spoons to mix ingredients that are not hot.
- Of course, you also need a container to store your finished product in! Old deodorant stick containers, bottles, jars, tubs, etc. are all good options, although it depends on the type of deodorant you are creating.