HOMEMADE DEODORANT (THAT WORKS!)
Roll on deodorants usually come in plastic containers that don't tend to be recyclable.
I wanted to find a reliable homemade plastic free deodorant recipe to reduce the amount of plastic we were sending to landfill, but I was hugely sceptical that I would find one that worked...
But I did!
It's SUPER simple, SUPER cheap AND plastic-free.
AND it works!
If you want to have a go, here's the 'recipe' for homemade plastic free deodorant:
This is what you need:
- 6-8 tbsps of coconut oil
Despite the name, it will be solid at room temperature, unless you live somewhere super hot!
Try and look for one in a glass jar, and that is fair-trade for top sustainability points.
- 1/4-1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda
Try and find one that is quite fine. You can buy it in bulk from somewhere like The Soap Kitchen, but it does come in a plastic bag.
You can get it in cardboard boxes from hardware stores, but this one can sometimes be a bit 'grittier'
- 1/4 cup of cornflour (cornstarch)
I've yet to find this plastic free..!
- Essential oils of your choice
I went with lemon and ta-tree oil-about 5 drops of lemon, and 3 of tea-tree
This is what you do:
- Pop all of the ingredients into a bowl, and simply 'smooth' (technical term) together with a fork.
If you're feeling super lazy you could use a kitchen mixer, but it's really not that tricky, just keep going and it will eventually come together into a paste, I promise!
Some things to note:
Do leave a comment to let me know if you give this a go, and what you think of it!