If you’re looking for a way to reduce toxins during your daily routine, try making your own deodorant from essential oils. Check out this deodorant recipe submitted by Dr. Matthew Hales (an Independent Product Consultant) that was featured in our Winter 2011 Living Magazine.
What You Need:
10ml roll-on bottle (you can purchase one here)
Purify essential oil
Clary Sage essential oil
Frankincense essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Patchouli essential oil
Take a 10ml roll-on and add 1/3 dōTERRA Purify; 1/3 Clary Sage; and for the final 1/3 equal parts Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, and Patchouli. Roll under your arm, but remember it is gravity fed so you have to angle it down.
Notes by Dr. Hales:
Purify will aid in inhibiting bacterial growth and help the body detox. Clary Sage inhibits body odor and will help brighten your mood. Frankincense is my daily use oil, so it makes sense that I include it in something I use on a daily basis. Lavender is calming and good for the skin–I guess I like baby soft armpits. Lemons helps to purify, fight bacteria, and I like the smell. Finally Patchouli, it helps me stay focused. However, you can choose any “low tone” oil. In other words, a thicker, grounding oil. This will help the deodorant stay active longer and absorb more slowly. Some good options are Sandalwood, Myrrh, Patchouli, or Vetiver.
Tip from dōTERRA:
Lemongrass would be another great essential oil to add. If using Lemongrass, dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. These statements come from an Independent Product Consultant and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of dōTERRA International.