Hi! I'm Heidi.

Hi! I'm Heidi, and here is my Homestead Journey.....

Hi! I'm Heidi, and here is my Homestead Journey.....

 

Hi! I'm Heidi--I'm a modern-day homesteader starting out in middle age! I'm all about plant medicine, raising animals for love & food, preparedness, traditional food practices, and being a natural health rebel for life! Join me on this journey!

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I'm Heidi, and this is Ranger.  He has been with me for over ten years, and I love him dearly.  

Red Cedar & White Fir Deodorant Recipe: A Homemade Natural Deodorant That Really Works

Red Cedar & White Fir Deodorant Recipe: A Homemade Natural Deodorant That Really Works

A while back a good friend of mine gifted me with some Western Red Cedar infused oil she had started. It’s been infusing quite some time, now, and I thought I’d go ahead and use some to make some deodorant! After all, I’m fresh out! Again. So, I thought I’d create a recipe where I could use this deodorizing infused oil, while also making it a low-baking soda recipe.

My last deodorant recipe creation was my highly successful Mango-Lime & Mint Deodorant a few months ago. (And yes, my deodorant recipes last quite some time.)

Making your own deodorant is easy, and it is a MUCH healthier choice than store-bought, chemical-filled deodorants. You can find out about my evolution from chemical deodorants to all natural in this article, where I explain everything you need to know about the toxins lurking in those horrors from the store.

Are you interested in Western Red Cedar? You can find out how to forage and use this beautiful, giant tree! I’m all about self-reliance and being prepared on our homestead, and the plant world provides us with so many ways to stay the journey. Western red cedar is a wonderful plant to get to know!

Now, on to the deodorant recipe!

Here’s a low baking soda deodorant recipe you’ll love! It’s all natural and infused with cedar and white fir for extra deodorant powers! Make your own handmade deodorant and avoid the nasty chemicals in the store-bought stuff! And you’ll smell divine! #deodorant #recipe #handmade #natural #lowbakingsoda #healingharvesthomestead #cedar

Here’s a low baking soda deodorant recipe you’ll love! It’s all natural and infused with cedar and white fir for extra deodorant powers! Make your own handmade deodorant and avoid the nasty chemicals in the store-bought stuff! And you’ll smell divine! #deodorant #recipe #handmade #natural #lowbakingsoda #healingharvesthomestead #cedar

How to Make Red Cedar & White Fir Deodorant: A Homemade Recipe That Really Works!

This recipe makes four ounces of deodorant. That may not sound like much, but a little goes a LONG way, and you won’t need to use very much.

Since this is a deodorant recipe, and therefore quite a firm salve type preparation, you won’t be using very much of the infused oil. But no worries! The cedar infused oil is also great for creating a green healing salve, and I’ll get that recipe up for you very shortly on the blog too. But until then, I really REALLY need some deodorant!

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Ingredients for Red Cedar & White Fir Deodorant

1 tbsp Cedar infused Olive Oil (You can see the easy directions for making an herb infused oil in this link.)

2 tbsp Shea Butter

2 tbsp Cocoa Butter

2 tbsp baking soda

3 tbsp Arrowroot powder

50 drops White Fir essential oil

NOTE: If you don’t have cedar nearby, you can substitute with pine needles. You could also just leave out the infused oil and use regular olive oil instead. If you do this, adding a bit of Pine essential oil in addition to the White Fir is a nice idea.

After you add the powders to the melted oil and beeswax, you want to stir it all in really well. You’ll also want to pour a bit, stir some more, then repeat. This helps keep the powders from settling to the bottom. To further help prevent settling, place your poured deodorant in the freezer to more quickly firm it up.

After you add the powders to the melted oil and beeswax, you want to stir it all in really well. You’ll also want to pour a bit, stir some more, then repeat. This helps keep the powders from settling to the bottom. To further help prevent settling, place your poured deodorant in the freezer to more quickly firm it up.

Directions for Making Red Cedar & White Fir Natural Deodorant

Step 1)

Add your shea butter and cocoa butter to a double boiler system. I just use a pint Mason jar in a pan with about two (or a little less) inches of water.

Step 2)

Turn the heat to low or low-medium, and melt the butters.

Step 3)

Add your infused (or not) oil and the powders. Stir REALLY well until completely combined.

Step 4)

Now add your essential oils, and stir some more.

Step 5)

Pour the mixture into a small 4 ounce jar.

Step 6)

I like to place the jar into a freezer for about an hour to help it set up much more quickly.

Step 7)

Enjoy! That’s it!

To use your natural red cedar & white fir deodorant, just take a pea-sized amount and rub into your pits. The warmth of your body will help melt that small amount into your skin. No more chemicals! Yay!

Want to  learn how to make all kinds of salves, butters, & balms ? Here is an eBook you’ll love to have as a resource! Recipes, and complete directions for using herbs in your creations!

Want to learn how to make all kinds of salves, butters, & balms? Here is an eBook you’ll love to have as a resource! Recipes, and complete directions for using herbs in your creations!

OOPS! A little cedar leaf ended up in the deodorant. No worries. I just picked it out.

OOPS! A little cedar leaf ended up in the deodorant. No worries. I just picked it out.

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Here it is, all set up. The light was not cooperating with me on this day…it was very overcast. But it’s actually a lovely light green color due to the infused oil. If you don’t use infused oil, it will be more white.

Here it is, all set up. The light was not cooperating with me on this day…it was very overcast. But it’s actually a lovely light green color due to the infused oil. If you don’t use infused oil, it will be more white.

Final Thoughts on This New Deodorant Recipe: Red Cedar & White Fir

Not to sound conceited, but this is truly another score! I love how soft it is. It melts more easily than my original deodorant, and I love that it has less baking soda. Baking soda can be irritating to tender underarms until your body gets used to it. Often, people don’t want to wait it out. So, this is a more calming recipe.

I hope you’ll give this a try!

And…If you are interested in joining a private group for learning more about using herbs in your daily life, I hope you’ll join my Facebook group: Practical Herbs with Heidi. I think you’ll love the group! Just be sure to answer question number 3.

You may also enjoy these related articles:

How to Make Rose Petals Salve

How to Make Soothing Lavender Salve

How to Make Mango-Lime & Mint Deodorant

And there are SO many more over on the blog! Head on over and browse around!

Questions? Comments? Please leave these in the comments section. Your comments help us all learn!

Also—-have you thought about becoming an herbalist? If so, you must check out The Herbal Academy of New England, as they have online courses for all levels and needs. Never stop learning!

Hugs, Health, and Self-Reliance,

Heidi

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