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Dave's Garden Cookbook: HOMEMADE DEODORANT

The 2001 Dave's Garden Cookbook


By gardendragon

Category: Miscellaneous Recipes

3 tablespoons of almond oil
3 drops of lavender oil
3 drops of rosemary oil
3 drops of lemongrass oil
1 tablespoon of beeswax

Heat the beeswax with the almond oil on a low heat. Stir well. As soon as the beeswax is
melted take it off the heat and add the other oils. Pour the mixture into a pre-heated jar
placed either on wood or several layers of newspaper, and allow to cool. To apply, scoop
out a very small amount with the fingertips and rub under the arms.
Warning: hot wax and oil can burn - keep out of the reach of children.
Beeswax pellets are available at craft stores.
Although only a few drops are needed for the underarm deodorant, you can use the oils for other purposes. Also if you hunt around you may be able to buy these oils in smaller quantities at craft or health food stores.
As with any products used on the skin, it's a good idea to first test this product on a small area of sensitive skin to make sure there's no adverse reaction.

  Extra Notes  
The ancient Egyptians had what was possibly the world's first underarm deodorant. Apparently they just picked a lettuce going to seed and rubbed the juice from the stem on to their armpits. It's sticky, it can give you an awful rash and it tends to stain your clothes. So forget the lettuce going to seed, and try this recipe for homemade deodorant. It smells good, and it really does work.

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