Ever since I saw a post on one of my favorite blogs (Passionate Homemaking) about all-natural homemade deodorant, I’ve been intrigued. I finally ran out of deodorant, as did my Hubby, so I knew today would be the perfect day to test it out!
The essential oils are optional, and I added Tea Tree Oil as well as Peppermint. I bet lavender would be lovely as well!
I used a hand mixer for most of it, and a wooden spoon for the rest.
I just stored mine in a small container, but my Hubby put his inside an old deodorant stick container.
Applying it with your fingers is good, apparently, because this is also good for your skin… obviously, since you’re putting it on your skin under your arms…. hmmm…
If you have a cuter container than mine, please use it… meanwhile, I am on the hunt for one. :)
- 6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (some people find cornstarch to be irritating to their skin)
- essential oils of choice
- Combine baking soda and arrowroot powder.
- Then, start adding in the coconut oil slowly.
- Mix with a spoon or a hand mixer. (Mixer is easier... unless you have biceps of steel.)
- It should resemble regular deodorant in texture... somewhat solid, yet easy to spread and blend into the skin. If the texture is off, feel free to add more oil or more baking soda/arrowroot.
- Store in your container of choice. Recipe should last around 3 months for two people. (Unless you apply more/less... use more than/less than once a day, of course.)
- Feel free to add in any essential oils as well. I added tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties, as well as several drops of peppermint, for scent.
Here’s a link to this post… All Natural Deodorant Recipe
Thanks for reading!
How do you feel about making your own products?