Hi it’s Jaime from Guildbrook Farm. Let’s make some deodorant. So I don’t know about you guys but I don’t like a lot of the ingredients that are in commercial deoderants. Aluminimum is probably the biggest one but there are also a lot of chemicals too. Now I’ve tried some of the all-natural commercial deodorant such as crystal stick and tom’s of Maine and even just plain old baking soda and none of that stuff worked, so what I ended up doing was going back to commercial deodorants and I really just didn’t like that option. Over the past couple years there have been a lot of do-it-yourself deodorant recipes out there and I tried quite a few of them and they sort of kind of worked, but what I ended up doing was tweaking those recipes and coming up with my own version that I think works fantastically. As a matter of fact this works so well that i would say this is a good 12-hour deodorant for somebody that needs a 12-hour deodorant. So let’s get started. I’m going to show you exactly what i do to make this and I’m going to tell you a little bit of the pros and cons to it. So in order to make this do-it-yourself deodorant you’re going to need bees wax, raw shea butter, baking soda, coconut oil, now originally i used arrowroot or cornstarch. I don’t like cornstarch because of the GMOs. Arrowroot I’m out of, so this time I’m going to try tapioca. I have not tried it yet, so this is my first time trying tapioca.. and then you’re going to need some essential oils and I use a combination of tea tree oil and lavender. Okay so let’s get started. What I have right here on the stove is a makeshift double boiler and I know this is pretty rough but this is what i have. So to this we’re going to add 6 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of beeswax, and a quarter cup of shea butter. And now we’re just gonna stir this gently until it melts. Ok now we’re going to add 10 tablespoons of baking soda, add in 2 tablespoons of your arrowroot / corn starch / tapioca. And two of this. We’re just going to stir this until it’s incorporated. Ok once this is fully blended we’re going to remove it from the heat and we’re going to add 10 drops of tea tree oil and forty drops of lavender. Yes I said 40 drops of lavender. You can try using another scents if you don’t like lavender. I haven’t tried any other scents but i would probably stay away from any of the menthols because it would probably burn. So 10 drops of tea tree oil. We’re going to just guesstimate here because i don’t have a dropper. And forty drops of lavender. And we’re going to stir that. Now we’re just gonna let this cool for just a few minutes so we can pour it into our glass jar. Ok now we’re going to pour into our glass jar. You can see it’s already starting to thicken, and you want to make sure you pour it before it gets too thick. We’re gonna let that cool before we put the lid on. Ok so our deodorant has cooled down and it’s ready to use. Now let’s talk about some of the pros and cons tothis deodorant. So as far as pro’s… well the biggest one is that it’s all-natural, so you don’t have to worry about alumiinum or chemicals being in the deodorant. And the second biggest one is this actually does work for 12 hours. As someone that has formerly used men’s deodorant and had to put it on several times a day i can tell you that i only have to use this twice a day and sometimes only once a day. This is a really really good deodorant that actually works. The other benefit to this is it’s a paste so unlike say using baking soda on your armpits or whatever, it doesn’t flake off. This will actually stick and then when it goes on… I don’t know if you can see this but it goes on clear so if you’re wearing a tank top or short sleeves you don’t have to worry about leaving any stains or white marks or anything like that. Ss far as the disadvantages, first of all this is not an antiperspirant, it is a deodorant. So in the summertime you’re going to sweat. Now a lot of people don’t have an issue with that because they know its natural and helps relieve the body of toxins, but other people might have an issue with that of you don’t actually like to sweat. It is not an antiperspirant. Aluminum is the antiperspirant in commercial deodorants and because there’s no aluminum in this, your gonna sweat. The other probably biggest disadvantage is this costs twelve dollars to make. How do I know this? Because i took all the ingredients that I used and broke it down into basic units and i calculated how much i use to make this particular recipe. The biggest cost is in the essential oils. More than fifty percent probably closer to seventy percent of the cost is because of the essential oils. So there you have it guys. That is how I make my do-it-yourself 12-hour deodorant. I absolutely love this stuff. There won’t be any other deodorant that i use except for this. If you guys make your own deodorant and you have any tips or tricks, leave those below, and if you have any questions or comments leave those below as well. I love to hear from you guys. If you guys like this kind of stuff, “like”, subscribe, and see you next time. Thanks for watching. ….was tweaking those deodorant.. tweaking that recipe to suit me and my… stink levels. How do i say that? Tweak it to my… Tweak it… just tweak it. To your needs. To my stinky needs.