So, I wrote down my new recipe and grabbed my box of essential oils. The list was all heavy hitters in the Essential Oil World;
- Purify (DoTerra) essential oil
- Clary Sage essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Lemongrass essential oil
Lemon - Lemon oil is invigorating and a great wake up. It is a disinfectant and also purifies.
Lime - Very similar to Lemon, acts as a disinfectant.
Bergamot - Known for deodorant properties and good for healing skin.
Lemongrass - This oil may help with waking up the lymphatic system and getting oxygen flow.
Tea Tree - Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Deodorant, and Healing.
Clary Sage - This oil is great for hormonal balance and was historically used for female complaints.
Lavender - One of the most commonly used oils in perfumery as well as natural skincare. This oil is calming to the skin and healing. It is antimicrobial and anti-fungal.
Cedar Wood - Cedar wood has a long history as an incense and perfume.Air purifier, coughs, dandruff, dry skin, fungal infections, insect repellent, nervous tension, rashes, rheumatism, ulcers. Cedar wood is a good addition to a hair tonic, and gives the aroma a long lasting undertone.
Frankincense - This oil is great for immune system support, emotional balance and an overall great oil to use daily. It helps to repair damaged skin, as well as lasts a long time in deodorant applications because of its "Base Note" classification.
Pine - Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-neuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, decongestant, deodorant, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge
Ok, so I mixed them all together, added my Sweet Almond Oil to dillute, and then rolled under my pits. Gross, I know...but this is Deodorant. It smelled lovely... Almost too lovely. The lemon smell soon became a bit overpowering. Then... the burning started. My armpits felt like they were on fire. Turns out Lemon Essential Oil is very high in Vitamin C, hence the burning pits. I had way more than I needed. So, I quickly wiped of the old version, popped the bottle back open, and diluted the whole formula down with
The new formula is LOVELY! It smells of everything clean and fresh. I love the Lemon now and it does not irritate the skin at the proper dilution. I will be using it and sharing it with friends for the time being, but is will be for sale after some more testing!
Stay Green, Jerra