My aim on my blog is to make looking after your skin naturally as easy as possible for you. When I share my recipes, I will always try to give you an easy option as I know how busy you all are. I will try not to waffle on too much either as I know myself that when I have 101 things to do, I prefer to cut to the chase and get the information I need.
So here we go. This recipe today is for a magnesium oil deodorant. I have made and trialled many different types of natural deodorants: clay based deodorants, charcoal based deodorants, coconut and bicarbonate of soda based deodorants, then simple witch hazel and essential oil deodorants too. I personally found that a lot of them were a bit fiddly or messy to make, which to be honest, I do like a fiddly recipe and I love making a mess but what really put me off was the application of the deodorant. I am always happy to persevere in these cases if there is no other option. But there is another option, and in my opinion, it is better.
This is my favourite deodorant recipe, it is simple to make and is very easy to apply and on top of that, this multi-tasking deodorant gives you a trans-dermal magnesium hit every time you apply your deodorant. This is a real bonus as so many people today are magnesium deficient. Follow this link to find out more about magnesium.
You will need:
1 x 100ml bottle with atomiser spray
60ml magnesium oil (you can buy this here but it is so much cheaper to make your own and I have included a recipe below)
40ml witch hazel
10 drops sage essential oil
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
1 drop lavender essential oil
What to do:
Quite imply decant all the ingredients into the bottle, stir to combine and start to use. It's as easy as that.
To make your own magnesium oil:
Add equal amounts of magnesium chloride flakes to distilled water. The distilled water needs to be brought to the boil first before you add the magnesium flakes. Reduce to a simmer and stir in the flakes until they dissolve. Allow to cool before decanting into your storage bottle. If you use distilled water, the magnesium oil will have a longer shelf life (up to 6 months if kept in a cool, dark place).
As with all natural products, make sure you do a patch test first before full and continued use to see if you have any adverse reactions. Discontinue if any irritation occurs.