If you follow Mums in Beirut on our social media channels, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat @mumsinbeirut you would have seen the live coverage of the making of organic home made deodorant. Rania a member of Mums in Beirut and a mother of two is raising awareness on healthy living for her and her family. She posted a picture a while ago her Instagram account @supercalicooks on making her own organic deodorant and I loved the idea! So I asked her the next time she would do it to let me know and so thats exactly what happened. We got together in her bright and colourful kitchen to make organic deodorant, it was not your usual coffee meet up. Bless her she had everything ready and even made me gluten free cupcakes to start the morning off with a nice cup of tea.
We all know that deodorants contain chemicals which are harmful for us, maybe some of you are not aware of this so this is why we want to share this with you. Most deodorants, if you look closely on the label and ingredients contain alcohol, parabens, aluminium both of which are not good for you and your skin. You can read more harmful chemicals found in your deodorant here by Organics, some of which are linked to breast cancer!
“Armpits are the location of lymph nodes that constantly fight to filter viruses toxins and cancer cells. Sweat rids your body of poisons and waste and helps keep your skin clean and healthy.”
So we were on a quest to make our deodorant at home and Rania found an amazing recipe @organic_olivia It is a probiotic deodorant. We have tried and tested it and so far so good! It even tastes divine, as we added a few drops of lavender to it 9my favourite!)
Here is what we used in a picture.
You can find the full recipe below and and from where Rania got everything (she is great and so well organised too!)
1 tbsp beeswax (@soukeltayeb habibs honey stand)
1 tbsp coconut oil (@anewearthstore) 1 tbsp shea butter (dermapro)
1 tbsp cocoa butter @anewearthstore2 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder @biolandlebanon 1 tbsp organic baking soda (new earth)
1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil (Rahifs health shop hamra)
2 capsules of shelf-stable probiotics (I use ultimate flora 50billion (amazon)
20 drops of essential oils of your choice (optional, I used lavender from puressentiel)
Melt your cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax over VERY low heat. I mean VERY LOW. Don’t let the oils get too hot and be patient.
Once everything is fully melted, turn the flame off and add your baking soda and arrowroot powder.
Mix everything thoroughly, smoothing out any lumps and bumps.
Add the vitamin E oil (or olive oil) and essential oils if you choose to give your deodorant a scent.
Let it cool until it begins to thicken. You need it to be cool so that your probiotics aren’t heated and killed.
Open the probiotic capsules and add to the mixture. Quickly mix it all up and pour into your empty, clean deodorant stick container! (You can use ANY used and empty deodorant stick you have in the house).
Stick it in the fridge until it solidifies.
Et voila, here is our homemade organic deodorant.