Improved Recipe! Natural Deodorant Bar - Farmer Pits
Skip the plastic and the chemicals and try out an all natural deodorant bar! Grass-fed tallow and candelilla wax give this deodorant firmness in warm temperatures, while organic coconut oil and magnesium hydroxide hinder the growth of stinky bacteria. Arrowroot powder helps the bar feel less greasy. Scented with your choice of essential oils (lavender, lemongrass, tea tree or patchouli). Net wt. 2.5 oz.
About Candelilla Wax: Candelilla wax is extracted from a shrub that grows in the desert regions of the US and Mexico. It has a higher melting point than beeswax and makes the bar feel silky and smooth, rather than the slight stickiness of beeswax. Thus the deodorant can now tolerate much higher summer temperatures, goes on smoother and gets on your hands much less!
About Magnesium Hydroxide:
This is the same mineral found in milk of magnesia. In a handmade deodorant it plays the same role as baking soda often does but with less irritation to the skin. Mildly alkaline, it creates a less friendly environment for bacteria in your armpits. The type I use in this deodorant is manufactured for use as a dietary supplement.
About the Packaging:
As a part of our commitment to sustainability, we try to avoid the use of new plastic whenever possible. Putting this product in a plastic deodorant tube would also add to price and we strive to keep our products affordable. The deodorant stays solid even in hot weather, so it is easy swipe on! Keep the butcher paper wrapper to hold the bar or just use it bare handed!
Materials: Grass-fed tallow, organic extra virgin coconut oil, arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide powder, candelilla wax, essential oils