How to Make Cocoa Butter Deodorant Block

If you don't like commercially produced deodorants, or you just love the richness of cocoa butter, making your own cocoa butter deodorant block is a great homemade option.

Ingredients

  • 85g cocoa butter
  • 15g beeswax
  • 60 drops essential oils of your choice - a blend or a single oil type etc.
  • 15g baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)

Steps

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    Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax together in a double boiler.
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    Add the baking soda.
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    Mix together with an electric hand mixer.
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    Set aside to cool to room temperature.
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    Add the essential oils once cooled. Combine well.
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    Pour the mixture into a suitable mould. Put to one side in a cool, dry place to set.
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    Remove the deodorant block from the mould once set. Keep in a clean container with a cover.
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    Use. Hold the block and apply as for any block deodorant. Return to the covered container when not in use.

Tips

  • During hot weather, it is advisable to keep this block in the refrigerator as it can melt.

Things You'll Need

  • Double boiler
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Mould, such as a jar, old deodorant container, plastic cup etc.

Article Info

Categories: Handmade Cosmetics | Sweating and Body Odor Hygiene