• Jocelynn Rodrigues

Non-Toxic Natural Deodorant That Works

Updated: Jul 28

I have used this wonderful recipe since 2011 and am going strong. I have shared it with countless people over the years and everyone who has tried it has loved it. In 2011 there were not as many options as there are now for natural deodorants beyond salt rocks and products deemed non-toxic but that didn't really work and still had some questionable ingredients.

I am super into re-connecting us with the products we put in and on our bodies - reconnecting to the ingredients, which leads us to reconnecting to nature and getting to know what we are working with. So I wanted to share this recipe.

The recipe actually came from someone I met during my days of doing my Masters of accounting on the traditional lands and waterways of the Cree, Dene, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Ojibwe and Métis, along with many both recorded and unrecorded, colonially referred to as Saskatoon, at the University of Saskatchewan. It was used in a group project where we had to create a little business - while I barely recall that project, the deodorant stuck!

As a sensitive human, and someone who seeks to not ingest toxic chemicals - this deodorant was, and continues to be, a win win. It's an easy recipe so you'll likely remember it by heart! It is equal parts arrowroot powder, baking soda, and coconut oil and then I add in the essential oils I see fit.

1/3 arrowroot powder 1/3 baking soda 1/3 coconut oil +Essential oils as you wish - I like peppermint and tea tree for their healing properties and calming scent.

There you go my lovelies. Enjoy! And, if you make it - let me know how it turns out and how you like it!! :)

This is a photo way back when from the early days of my making this. My ingredients are now purchased in bulk but there you go! A little flash back.

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We honour and acknowledge the traditional and contemporary lands and waterways where this work takes place, of the Anishnaabe (Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation), the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, Métis, and the home of many peoples recorded and unrecorded.  We acknowledge the Dish With One Spoon wampum belt covenant to care for this land. Land that we do not ever own, land that we borrow its use from future generations. 

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