Sunday, 15 March 2009

Smelly Armpits #2

Or the lack thereof. Don't blame me if you start sniffing your armpits to check whether it is working.

Here is the recipe for your own home-made deodorant. It is such fun to make and really easy.

Adapted from a Jackie French recipe:

4 tbs almond oil
1 tbs beeswax
1 tsp lavender oil
1 tsp juniper berry oil
1 tsp clove oil

Heat oil and wax till wax is melted. Take off the heat. Add the oils. Stir to combine. Pour into a wide mouthed jar. It will set very quickly.

You only need to apply the tiniest smear in the morning.
This is the recipe Tassie Gnome used. I used rosemary, lemon and lavender. But I think any anti-bacterial oil will work well.
It smells lovely!


Anonymous said...

I am so very new to all this, so please forgive my (probably) ridiculous question, but, where would I get beeswax? Julie

Veggie Gnome said...

Not ridiculous at all. Organic shops have beeswax. They come in a sort of cone shape. Good luck! :)

Katrine said...

Thank you for this recepie. I've finally gotten around to making some and so far it's working a treat! Even for my stinky partner! :)
It's been a much easier transition than our other home made personal hygine switch of apple cider vinegar washes instead of shampoo!

Veggie Gnome said...

Katrine, I am glad you gave it a go and found it works a treat. :)