Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe with Bentonite Clay

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This lavender cream deodorant recipe with bentonite clay won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus three other ways to use this product for other skin care needs!

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

My natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How’s that for a four-in-one product?

While my cream deodorant recipe has a light lavender scent, don’t feel boxed by my choice of essential oil. If you don’t like lavender, or if you’re looking for a masculine fragrance, you can substitute the lavender essential oil in my cream deodorant recipe with another essential oil of your choice like cedarwood, fir needle, rosemary or even patchouli! You’ll find my lavender cream deodorant recipe below. (And this one is by far my very favorite deodorant recipe ever!)

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.3 oz. neem oil
.05 oz. emulsifying wax
1.75 oz. arrowroot powder
.5 oz. bentonite clay
.5 oz. magnesium hydroxide
3 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll want to note beforehand that this product, like many all natural products, is very temperature sensitive. It is the consistency of a cream that feels kind of like Play-doh and takes a minimum of 2-3 days to fully set up. It’s best kept in a temperature controlled setting. If you live in a cooler area you may find that my cream deodorant is a little thicker, especially in the winter.  If you live in a warmer area, it may be thinner. In this case, I’d advise adding a small amount more of emulsifying wax or arrowroot powder. If it’s too thick, add a small amount more of fractionated coconut oil.

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients, except for the essential oils which are measured out using graduated transfer pipettes.

To make my lavender cream deodorant recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the shea butter and emulsifying wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt either in the microwave at 50% power – higher temps can cause your shea butter to become grainy – or in a double boiler.

Now weigh out the neem oil – you’ll need to use 100% neem oil for this recipe, not one that’s been diluted so it stays in a liquid state at lower temperatures – and the fractionated coconut oil. Stir into the melted shea butter and emulsifying wax. If needed, gently heat again then mix well to combine.

Using graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir into the melted ingredients. You’ll want to use a new pipette for each essential oil in order to avoid cross contamination.

Now weigh out the arrowroot powder, bentonite clay, and magnesium hydroxide into a glass container. Mix well with a non-metal utensil until the powders are thoroughly combined.

Slowly pour the powder mixture into the melted wet ingredients mixing as you go until both wet and dry ingredients are mixed completely into one another.

Pour your cream deodorant into a 4 oz. glass salve jar or similar – I used the glass jars from Container and Packaging for this project – and screw on the lid.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Allow your cream deodorant to thicken and set up fully. In most cases this will take about two days. However, in warmer climates it can take three. Mix once or twice a day until it fully sets up. The final deodorant will feel pillowy when you touch it and if you were to scoop all of it out of the jar, it would feel a lot like Play-doh, except it starts to thin out to a lotion like consistency when handled due to your body temperature.

I have not found that the refrigerator speeds up the process as the deodorant will go back to it’s previous state once it goes back to room temperature. You’ll want to keep the extra heat from where you melted the shea butter and emulsifying wax to help the arrowroot powder work as a thickener. Should you use an unrefined shea butter or find that after two days your deodorant hasn’t fully thickened, simply stir in two teaspoons of arrowroot powder.

Once your lavender cream deodorant is ready, simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto your armpits. It should melt nicely into your skin and won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. Yay!

To use on your feet, simply massage a small amount onto the bottoms your feet – and your toenails if they’re prone to fungus – prior to applying socks and/or shoes.

To mattify your face, keep your complexion shine free and to help prevent acne breakouts, massage a tiny pea sized amount of deodorant onto your face after your moisturizer and under makeup. Concentrate the deodorant cream in areas that are most prone to oil. For me, that’s my T-zone.

Or, to use as a face mask, scoop out a generous amount of deodorant and apply to clean skin in the same way you would a regular clay mask. Once dry, gently rinse off then follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

My natural lavender deodorant cream recipe makes enough deodorant to fill one 4 oz. jar. For best results, use within six months. If you are shipping your product and it melts, simply stir then pop it in the refrigerator until it thickens back up. Stir again and use as normal.

If you are making my lavender cream deodorant to sell, you’ll need to label your jar(s) appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale. You may also want to consider a natural preservative.

Don’t have time to make your own cream deodorant? Try one of these baking soda free cream deodorants from one of these amazing sellers on Etsy.

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Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe

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This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. It really works!

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won’t irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick – a spin on my natural deodorant spray recipe for wookiees – or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Does it work?

Yes! I tested my neem oil deodorant recipe on myself on some pretty hot days over two and a half weeks. And I’m still using it daily!

Can anyone wear it?

Absolutely! The essential oils used help to fight odor causing bacteria. While they do lend the deodorant a light scent, it’s pretty unisex and not at all overpowering. Plus, the absence of baking soda means no itchy, red pits in a week or so for those of us with sensitive skin. And, it’s vegan.

Does it smell like neem oil?

Nope. I’ll be one of the first to admit that neem oil can smell pretty awful solo. But you can’t detect any trace of the neem’s natural scent in my neem oil deodorant recipe. Like the essential oils used for this deodorant recipe, neem oil is also fantastic at fighting odor causing bacteria as it’s naturally anti-bacterial.

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. arrowroot powder
.5 oz. magnesium hydroxide
1 oz. mango butter
.2 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.2 oz. neem oil
.15 oz. emulsifying wax
.05 oz. stearic acid
.05 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
1 mL lavender essential oil
1.5 mL patchouli essential oil
1 mL tea tree essential oil
.5 mL rosemary essential oil

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out mango butter, emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power in the microwave until fully melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.)

Remove from microwave (or heat source) and weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and neem oil into the melted butter, wax and stearic acid. Stir to combine.

Use graduated plastic transfer pipettes to measure out each of the essential oils. Use a new pipette for each essential oil to avoid cross contamination. Stir into the now liquid deodorant base. Set aside.

In a separate glass Pyrex measuring cup, weigh out the salt, arrowroot powder and magnesium hydroxide. Mix well to combine.

Now slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients whisking as you go until the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the deodorant into a 2.65 oz. deodorant tube with cap. I used the silver deodorant tubes with a domed cap from SKS Bottle & Packaging. Alternately you could also use their white styrene twist up deodorant tubes that I used for my cracked heel repair balm recipe found here. (My neem oil deodorant recipe makes one 2.65 oz. deodorant.)

Due to the heat sensitive nature of this product you’ll need to wait at least 48 hours before your deodorant is ready for use. Otherwise it will not be fully set up and will be soft and/or melt easily. Even if you place your deodorant in the refrigerator, it will still be at least two full days before it reaches final consistency. (You’ll find it softens back up after removing from the refrigerator before it solidifies to its final consistency.)

If you are simply allowing your deodorant to solidify at room temperature, allow at least three days for it to reach its final consistency. This is especially important in summer.

Once your deodorant has set up, it’s ready to be labeled!

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Click here to download my printable Wook Control Stick Labels. Print onto a full sheet white label. Cut out with scissors and apply to your container as desired.

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Or click here to download my Natural Neem Oil Deodorant labels. Print onto a full sheet white label or, as I have done, print onto a full sheet clear gloss or clear matte label. (I got my labels in bulk for a great price at WorldLabel.) Cut out the labels with scissors, remove the backing and apply to your container(s) as desired.

Your natural neem oil deodorant is now ready for use! Simply apply to underarms as needed to fight odor every day.

Prefer a jar deodorant over a stick deodorant? Use .1 oz. of emulsifying wax instead of .15 oz. and omit the stearic acid entirely.

If you like this neem oil deodorant recipe then you may also like my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe. While this deodorant recipe does contain baking soda, you can simply substitute the baking soda with magnesium hydroxide. You can find that recipe here. For more of my skin care recipes that contain neem oil go here. For more Star Wars inspired projects go here.

No time to make your own natural deodorant? Check out All Good deodorantsAll Good deodorants don’t contain baking soda. Instead they use arrowroot powder as an ingredient to help absorb moisture and dry underarms. These deodorants also contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting protection, while aloe vera and certified organic calendula are gentle on sensitive skin.

Finally, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest for more great skin care recipes, printables and DIY ideas. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.

Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe for Wookiees with Printable Labels

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This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn’t just for wookiees. It’s pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. (There’s ZERO baking soda!) But just for fun there are free printable “Wook Away Spray” deodorant labels for your finished product!

Inspired by my boyfriend, who is a HUGE Phish fan and plans to on “drag” me to the summer festival, Lock’n, this year, I felt obliged to make a natural spray deodorant recipe for him. There’s nothing like 4-5 days of wook stink on a guy who likely won’t shower during the festival and doesn’t wear deodorant. While he’s technically what I’d describe as a little bit hippie – the urban dictionary top definition of wookiee (which they’ve misspelled as wookie in regards to this instance) is not particularly flattering of anyone. But the wookiee culture as I’ve learned has quite the following. So I figured, why not have fun with it? (For more festival DIY’s visit Soap Deli News blog here.)

I originally formulated my natural spray deodorant recipe without any arrowroot powder. However, I found this made my deodorant spray feel sticky once sprayed on. Which was an absolute no go for my bf. So I added some arrowroot powder to the formula and voila! – I had my wook away spray!

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

I used a blend of patchouli, lavender and tea tree essential oils for my natural spray deodorant recipe. In the amounts given you’ll find this gives this natural spray deodorant a more unisex scent that’s not really floral nor does it smell like someone drowned themselves in patchouli. It’s more of a fresh scent that most people won’t find offensive and the essential oils were also of course chosen for their specific skin care properties. That they are anti-bacterial helps to prevent odors. However, feel free to substitute your own essential oil blend for scent preference.

I thought my natural spray deodorant recipe looked really great in the glass jars from Infinity Jars. I specifically used their 100 mL fine mist spray bottle for this natural spray deodorant recipe. Not only does the deep violet glass look great for this application with my “Wook Away Spray” labels (they appear black,) but these glass jars also offer an airtight seal and UV protection which will help to extend the shelf life of your final product. (You can find a variety of glass cosmetic bottles and glass jars for your skin care products at Infinity Jars here.)

Keep reading for my natural spray deodorant recipe as well the free printable “Wook Away Spray” labels.

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe (aka Wook Away Spray)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.6 oz. witch hazel extract
1/2 teaspoon magnesium hydroxide
1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, extra fine ground
12 drops patchouli essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs for my natural spray deodorant recipe as it’s been double distilled and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. However, if you prefer witch hazel without alcohol, then Thayer’s Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is a suitable alternative.

Measure or weigh out the witch hazel in glass Pyrex measuring cup. (I used a digital scale to weigh mine as is habit for most recipes however measuring out the amount needed won’t affect product performance as the difference is so little.)

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the magnesium hydroxide, arrowroot powder and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk these ingredients into the witch hazel until there are no clumps and the magnesium hydroxide and arrowroot powder have dissolved.

Now, using a different graduated transfer pipette or glass dropper for each, add the essential oils and mix again.

Use a small funnel to pour the mixture into your 100 mL glass jar and screw on the fingertip mister.

To use simply spray onto clean armpits as desired, shaking vigorously before each use to avoid clogging your sprayer. Reapply afterwards as needed.

This natural spray deodorant recipe isn't just for wookiees. It's pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. But just for fun there are free printable "Wook Away Spray" deodorant labels for your finished product!

If you’d like to use my “Wook Away Spray” labels for this natural spray deodorant recipe, you can download the free printable “Wook Away Spray” PDF labels here. Then simply print the labels onto a full size label sheetWorldLabel has great prices for bulk labels and sticker sheets – cut out and adhere to the front of your 100 mL fine mist spray bottle.

Prefer a natural solid deodorant recipe? Then be sure to check out my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe with printable labels here. Or make my natural spray deodorant recipe a roll on deodorant by filling a few roll top glass bottles instead of using a spray bottle.

Alternately if you don’t have the time or resources to make your own natural deodorant, then be sure to check out the All Good Deodorant line at Mountain Rose Herbs. All Good Deodorants are handcrafted from organic and natural ingredients and contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting coverage. And there’s no baking soda! You can learn more about these natural deodorants here.

Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

If you the concept behind my “Wook Away Spray” then you may also enjoy my Star Wars soap tutorial. This melt and pour soap tutorial instructs you on how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps in both Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shapes. You can find that tutorial here.

If you’re interested in more of my natural skin care recipes, then be sure to follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram so you never miss a post. You can also find and follow me on Pinterest.

All Good Natural Deodorant and Lotion

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Have you been looking for an all natural deodorant that not only works but doesn’t cause skin irritation like deodorants that contain baking soda? All Good deodorants may be the answer for your sensitive skin.

All Good Natural Deodorant

Have you been looking for an all natural deodorant that not only works but doesn’t cause skin irritation like deodorants that contain baking soda? All Good natural deodorants may be the answer for your sensitive skin.

All Good natural deodorants don’t contain baking soda. Instead they use arrowroot powder as an ingredient to help absorb moisture and dry underarms. These deodorants also contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting protection, while aloe vera and certified organic calendula are gentle on sensitive skin.

They are completely free of aluminum, baking soda, parabens, propylene glycol, and phthalates. In addition All Good natural deodorants are also vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free and come in three scents: Tea Tree & Basil, Cedarwood & Spruce, and Rose Geranium & Jasmine.

Learn more about All Good’s natural deodorants here.

For those of you who don't have the time to make your own homemade lotions, All Good makes an excellent all natural lotion line. These nourishing lotions don't feel greasy and they’re made using only the finest botanical ingredients. Available in coconut and lemongrass, these lotions are free of chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable.

All Good Natural Lotion

All Good also makes a natural lotion line. All Good Body Lotions are an excellent choice for nourishing your dry skin. There’s no greasy feel with these natural lotions and they’re made using the finest botanical ingredients. Available in coconut and lemongrass, these lotions are free of chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable.

Learn more about All Good’s natural lotions here.

Want to make your own homemade deodorant? Try one of my easy homemade deodorant recipes. Choose from my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe and my natural homemade deodorant recipe.

Love to DIY?

Want to make your own homemade deodorant? Try one of my easy homemade deodorant recipes. Choose from my lavender and patchouli natural deodorant recipe – with free printable product labels! – and my homemade natural deodorant recipe.

And since you love natural products, you may also be interested in my natural cracked heel repair balm recipe, my Lush inspired massage bar recipe and my summer festival natural dry shampoo recipe.

Want more?

For more natural and handmade products you can buy, be sure to check out my Bath + Body board on Pinterest here. For skin care products you can DIY, visit my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

(All Good Product Image Credit: Mountain Rose Herbs)

How to Balance Your PH When Using Homemade Deodorants Containing Baking Soda

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How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant that Works and Overcome the Trials of Switching from a Big Commercial Brand Anti-perspirant and Deodorant
Making the switch to a natural deodorant free of aluminum and chemicals from your regular commercial anti-antiperspirant and deodorant can seem a little challenging at first. While natural homemade deodorants do work if created with the right combination of ingredients in keeping the stink away, they can potentially lead to some other issues like some serious itching under your arms and even an irritated rash. Most likely you are not allergic to the ingredients in your homemade deodorant, but rather you are experiencing what happens when your PH gets thrown off. Or, like me, you made the mistake of applying your natural deodorant alternative directly after shaving under your arms. Or, a not very pleasant combination of both. While some people never experience this type of discomfort from switching to a natural deodorant, there are those of us that do.

Rather than trying to figure out exactly how to balance the PH in the deodorant recipe which I’ll leave up to chem majors – I know sodium hydroxide is sometimes used for this purpose, there are a few other quite simple options. Betty, author of Crunchy Betty’s Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin and the girl behind Crunchy Betty blog, recently wrote a blog article on how to balance the PH in your homemade deodorant.

Use apple cider vinegar and distilled water on skin before you apply a natural homemade deodorant to balance your PH and prevent irritationBecause baking soda is alkaline, consistent use can throw off the PH balance of the skin you are applying it to. So if you have tried homemade deodorant that started out all well and good only to have it apparently backfire on you some days later, an out of balance PH very well could be the culprit. To prevent the raw, itchy and irritated skin that results from a PH imbalance, Crunchy Betty (as pictured above) suggests turning to a pantry staple – apple cider vinegar. Simply combine one Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one cup of distilled water and spritz onto your armpits. Once dry, apply your natural homemade deodorant as usual. (If you are currently experiencing a reaction, allow your skin to heal first before trying out this regimen.)

Secondly, you should also make sure you wait at least 30 minutes AFTER shaving to apply your homemade deodorant. Or any deodorant for that matter. (I totally fail on this one.)

Additionally, you can try substituting arrowroot powder for the baking soda portion of your deodorant as well as including more skin nourishing ingredients within your homemade deodorant recipe. For more complete information on this topic, visit the Crunchy Betty blog.

Simple DIY Homemade Natural Spray Deodorant Recipes

If you’d like to make your own natural deodorant, then be sure to try my own natural homemade deodorant recipes for Natural Lavender & Patchouli Deodorant (which comes with free printable labels) and my previous simpler Basic Natural Deodorant Recipe along with a collection of a few others. You can also try out the Mountain Rose Herbs’ recipes for two Natural DIY Spray Deodorant Recipes that combine organic witch hazel and essential oils (pictured above.) You may also enjoy my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest.

Do you use a natural homemade deodorant? I’d love to hear why or why not and whether or not you’ve encountered issues using a homemade deodorant.