Homemade Probiotic Deodorant
-1 tbsp. cocoa butter
-1 tbsp. coconut oil (this is the BEST coconut oil on the planet)
-1 tbsp. shea butter
-1 tbsp. beeswax
-2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
-1 tbsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. non-GMO vitamin E oil
-15 drops essential oils of your choice
-2 capsules powdered probiotics
1. Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over low heat.
2. Remove pot from heat, then add arrowroot powder and baking soda. Whisk with chopsticks until all powders are dissolved and combined. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils at this time. Allow mixture to cool in pan. Once it is cooled and the consistency of pudding, open capsules of probiotics and add powder to mixture. Stir with spatula quickly to combine.
3. Add mixture to clean, used deodorant container. Place in refrigerator to cool and harden. After this, product may be stored on counter (Note: Using a shelf stable probiotic such as Bio-Kult will prevent the need for refrigeration). This recipe will fill container and last for 3-4 months. Remember…a little goes a long way!
-When choosing a probiotic supplement for this deodorant it is important to find one that is shelf stable. It should also contain highly resistant beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These “good bacteria” have the ability to survive the pH of our stomach acid during digestion and are the one’s that should be included in this recipe.
When or if you try this recipe, leave a comment below telling us about your experience.
Here is a fair warning. Usually it takes time for your body to adjust when you make changes like this, so give it at least a couple months before you pass judgement.
(Photo and Article Source: http://frugallysustainable.com/2011/11/homemade-probiotic-deodorant-that/)
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