Homemade Deodorant - Make Your Own Deodorant

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Homemade Deodorant - Make Your Own Deodorant

Deodorant can be easily made using common ingredients you can find in your local store. Use this natural deodorant recipe to make your own deodorant.

I love making my own personal care products. There’s something soul satisfying about knowing exactly what I am applying to my skin – and more importantly, what I am applying to my children’s skin. And with the controversies over the possible linking of the aluminum in most commercial deodorants to breast cancer, we can’t afford to be too careful these days! So, I make my own, and I will share with you one of my recipes.

It’s important to note that this recipe is not for antiperspirant. That is, it is not to prevent sweating like the deodorants on the market that you are used to. Because of this, you might experience a detox period where the chemicals your body has been absorbing for years are purged from your system. For some people, this will cause irritation lasting a couple weeks. Ready? Let’s get started and make your own deodorant.

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Homemade Deodorant

  • 5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • Essential Oil
  • Small tin, such as a recycled Altoids tin
In a bowl, combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder. You can get the arrowroot powder in health food stores, but if you are having a hard time finding it, you can substitute cornstarch.

Add in the coconut oil. If it is solid, stick it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften.

When the deodorant cools down, it will become more solid again.

Add in your essential oil, if desired. I like the smell of tea tree oil, and since it is not overly masculine or feminine, my son can use the same batch of deodorant that I do.

Once mixed, store in a small tin or even a jelly jar. Each day, scoop a small amount onto your fingers and apply.

Other Natural Deodorant Alternatives

Here are some other common deodorant alternatives for those who do not wish to purchase store-bought deodorants:
  • Plain baking soda, applied with a powder poof
  • Plain cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • Plain coconut oil, rub into skin and dust with baking soda
  • A key lime, cut in half
  • Lemon, cut in half
  • Mineral salts, get at a health food store
  • Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol, with essential oils
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