Switching to a natural deodorant can make a big difference in your health. Not only are you allowing your body to sweat – something it’s made to do – but the addition of certain ingredients can actually offer health benefits. My natural magnesium cream deodorant recipe not only fights odor causing bacteria, but it’s gentle on skin and helps to increase the level of magnesium in your body to help with everyday aches and pains.
Natural Creamy Magnesium Deodorant Recipe
As with my other natural skin care recipes, you will need a digital scale to weigh out most of the ingredients. The carnauba wax, however, will need to be measured using a half teaspoon measuring spoon.
Combine the ingredients together in a double boiler. Gently heat over medium heat until the mixture has completely liquefied. (If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a microwave instead, at 40% power.)
Once the wax and butters have melted, weigh out 3 oz. fractionated coconut oil, 1 oz. apricot kernel oil and 1 oz. rosehip seed oil. Stir into the melted wax and butters. Continue to heat in the double boiler to warm the oils you just added.
While the liquid ingredients are warming, you will weigh out the dry ingredients for the magnesium cream deodorant recipe. To do this, weigh out and combine 5.7 oz. arrowroot powder, 5 oz. magnesium hydroxide powder, and 1.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay in a large glass bowl or 4-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup.
Mix well with a fork or other utensil until all of the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Remove the double boiler from heat. Then, weigh out and stir .05 oz. patchouli essential oil, .15 oz. lavender essential oil and .1 oz. tea tree essential oil into the liquid ingredients. Learn more about essential oils here.
Now slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients, whisking the deodorant as you go. Continue to mix until the dry and wet ingredients are fully incorporated.
Once the deodorant base is smooth and free of clumps, pour the magnesium cream deodorant into four 4-oz. containers of your choice.
Allow the deodorant to cool overnight, then cap the containers.
Your cream deodorant will continue to thicken for about another day. It should reach its final consistency after about 48 hours. It is then ready for use.
To use your natural magnesium cream deodorant, remove a small amount from the container and apply to clean skin with your fingers. Massage in. Reapply as needed, once or twice or day.
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