Make your own deodorant and toothpaste!

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by Charlotte Nahley

Project Overview

The creation of a program at the makerspace for students to create their own deodorant and toothpaste to encourage sustainability and creativity as well as to help students cut costs.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

I found this recipe in this video - (Ashley's Conscious Life Published on Feb 24, 2013) but I have some other videos I found as well. Recipe: “Homemade Deodorant” Ingredients: ¼ cup baking soda ¼ coconut oil ¼ cup arrowroot starch/flour **If you don't have arrowroot starch, you can use corn starch instead (Note: I have not tested this recipe with cornstarch but it is what the original recipe said.) Combine ingredients and store in a sealed jar/container. Apply a small amount daily. Lasts 3-4 weeks. – You have to mix it for a while until it becomes a paste (depending on the temperature of the room) Another note: You can add shea butter to make it softer for people with more sensitive skin. Zero Waste Toothpaste 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil 1 tablespoon baking soda 15-20 essential oil Mix And when you are done, just fill up a jar with the mixture (for both the toothpaste and deodorant)