Melt together the shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, and zinc ricinoleate in a double boiler until the wax and zinc ricinoleate melt. Remove from the heat.
Add the zinc oxide, matcha powder, vitamin E drops, and essential oils, and whisk together well until the zinc oxide is well incorporated into the oils and wax. You can use a milk frother or beater to fully incorporate the powders into the mixture. (Also, consider sifting the powders to avoid lumps.) You may need to mix them together over the warm water if the mixture solidifies too quickly.
While still warm, pour the mixture into deodorant containers. You can also pour it into tins, or pour any excess into storage containers, for applying the deodorant by hand.
Allow the mixture to cool off and set without disturbing it. Once it has set, you can use it immediately!
Makes around 75 ml (5 small 15ml tubes, or one larger 75ml tube)
Matcha is optional for antioxidant/anti-inflammatory properties and a bit of color.
Use the essential oils of your choice for scent. (Or leave them out completely for unscented.)
For a more solid bar either reduce the amount of oil or increase the amount of wax (or both). For a softer bar, do the opposite.
Changes to this recipe
This recipe was originally written with the EO's and Vitamin E in drops rather than grams. As it is impossible to get an accurate estimation of how much you are really using when using drops, I have switched it to grams.
Some people found the deodorant too soft. It originally called for 40g almond oil and 15g beeswax. I have since reduced the liquid oil and increased the beeswax to get a harder bar.
Recipe printed from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Blog. https://thethingswellmake.com/natural-homemade-deodorant-sensitive-skin/