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DIYs from Outdoors to Underarms

· Essential Oils

As promised, this month’s do-it-yourself dōTERRA inspiration includes a homemade deodorant recipe starring none other than Thyme! But before we go there, let’s head outside to create a whimsical and functional Summer Luminary. It’s the perfect table addition for your next barbecue!

In a glass mason jar, place the following fresh fruits and herbs:

1-2 slices lemon

1-2 slices lime

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Fill jar ¾ full with water. Add 10 drops each of dōTERRA Arborvitae, Cedarwood, and Thyme, which are known to repel insects. Swish mixture in jar to distribute oils. Add a floating tea light for a unique insect-repelling luminary.

Do these fresh-smelling luminaries turn your thoughts toward other areas needing a fresh scent? If so, try making your own deodorant as a healthy and natural alternative to the commercial kind. Although this fun and inexpensive experiment may take some trial and error, you could land on a unique concoction perfect for your body. Take a moment to gather the following ingredients and give this Deodorant Stick a whirl!

You’ll need:

¼ cup aluminum-free baking soda

¼ cup arrowroot or cornstarch

3 – 5 tablespoons coconut oil

15 drops Thyme*

  1. Combine baking soda, arrowroot, and essential oil in bowl.
  2. Combine coconut oil with other ingredients, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  3. Press firmly into empty deodorant container and let sit until coconut oil solidifies.

*Other recommended oils are Lemon, Melaleuca, Lavender, Lime, Geranium, or Lemongrass.

Note: If you live in a warm climate, add one ounce of melted shea or cocoa butter to recipe.

As you can see, dōTERRA has you covered from outdoors to underarms. As you let essential oils illuminate your summer nights and help you make the most of the great outdoors, have fun learning more about how to incorporate these aromas into your daily life and routine!

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