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Cut back on plastic packaging and store bought purchases and start making your own deodorant powder out of household ingredients! It's pretty easy to do but because this recipe makes a powder, it's important to think about application methods. I've heard everything from a damp wash cloth, to a powder puff. Check out the recipe after the jump!

What You will Need:

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • A few drops of an essential oil such as lavender

How to Make It:

Place the ingredients in a glass jar and shake to blend. It's that easy!

If you prefer a solid deodorant, try mixing up these ingredients with around a 1/2 cup of coconut oil.

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