How to Make Your Own Deodorant (with Flower Essences!)

I've been keeping this recipe secret for a few months now, deciding whether to start my own deodorant empire, or to share this secret so you can enjoy making it, too ;-) 

It all started a few months ago when I had a baby. 

It turns out you sweat A LOT postpartum, and my regular hippie deodorant wasn't working well. I found Soapwalla, which is a great deodorant, but I really didn't enjoy the citrus smell. And I thought I could make my own. 

After a lot of trial and error, I've finally created a recipe I love. And the addition of flower essences makes this so much more than deodorant. Deodorant can be a super personal thing, but hopefully this works for you too!

The Heart Meridian Starts in the Armpit

You see, the beginning of the heart meridian is right in your armpit. Pioneers like Deborah Craydon have already shown that you can apply flower essences topically on acupuncture sites for great results. So why not start the day off with some heart healing floral deodorant?

The secret to this recipe is to add flower essences that enter the heart meridian. While I've been using this formula, I've found myself a slightly more loving, caring, less jealous person. Oh, and less stinky, too! :-)

There's lots of different flower essences you can use for the heart. Some of my favorites are as follows:

Borage - For courage and upliftment

Bleeding Heart - for healing a broken heart (great after a break-up or a loss)

Holly - for alleviating any feelings of jealousy; one of the great heart healers

Rose Quartz Gem Essence - acts on the etheric heart

Ruby Gem Essence- acts on the etheric heart

I've also enjoyed using Bush Iris Flower Essence, which has an affinity for the lymphatic system. 

And for more information about flower essences, check out our free Guide to Vibrational Healing. 

A note on this deodorant

This is a deodorant creme, which means you'll take a little glob and smear it on your pits. It's not a stick deodorant, or a powder deodorant, or a spray deodorant. 

Also, if you're sensitive to baking soda, I would avoid using this. 

A note on essential oils

All of the essential oils in this recipe play a role in combatting body odor, particularly the sandalwood, patchouli, and lavender. They aren't just for a nice scent! Keep this in mind before you make any substitutions.

Where to find the ingredients

I live in San Francisco, so I pick up my supplies at Scarlet Sage and Rainbow Grocery. But you can also get these supplies at Mountain Rose Herbs

For the flower/gem essences, I source my flower and gem essences from Delta Gardens. Holly and Bleeding Heart are available through the Flower Essence Society

I purchased my essential oils for this recipe from Living Libations


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons Kaolin Clay
  • 2 oz cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1.5 tsp beeswax (increase to 2 if you want a more solid deodorant than a creme)
  • 2 tablespoons glycerine
  • 1 tablespoon rosehip oil
  • 20 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops patchouli
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops rose geranium oil
  • 6 drops holly flower essence
  • 6 drops borage flower essence
  • 4 oz storage vessel

Sift together clay and baking soda. Set aside.
Melt together the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax. Add rosehip oil and mix well. Let cool slightly.
Add glycerine to the oil mixture and stir well.
Add the sifted clay and baking soda to the oil mixture and mix well.
Add essential oils and flower essences and stir well. 

Pour into your storage vessel, and let cool thoroughly. It might take a day to fully solidify.
Then use a little glob as your fancy faerie queen deodorant! A little goes a long way.

 

If you try it, let me know what you think!


Photo from the Deadman "A Manual of Acupuncture" point cards. This is the beginning of the heart meridian!

Photo from the Deadman "A Manual of Acupuncture" point cards. This is the beginning of the heart meridian!