Homemade deodorant is an easy, effective alternative to store bought. With just four total ingredients and adaptable scent options, it's the best.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
arrowroot powder or cornstarch
drops essential oil
s of choice
Add your powder, baking soda, and essential oils to a bowl and mix it up with a fork. Add the coconut oil and mix it all together. It'll seem like it isn't enough coconut oil at first, but if you keep mixing everything will come together. I've put some images below if those three steps so you can see what to look for.
You can press it into an empty deodorant tube, into a container with a lid, or, if you're lazy, just leave it in the bowl. That's what I did, and now I don't have any nice photos to show you. Sorry. Keep it in a cool place.
If I put it in a tube I usually stick it in the fridge to make sure it stays hard enough to actually apply. If it's in a container/bowl, treat yourself to a little armpit massage every time you put deodorant on. Just like going to the spa, right?
1. If you don't want to use tea tree or lavender, there are other anti fungal essential oils that'll work well too: cinnamon/cinnamon cassia, clary sage, clove, lemon, patchouli, rosemary, and more. You can also combine scents. I like to make mine flowery, so I use primarily lavender with some ylang ylang and bergamot. When I make it for my partner I use tea tree and peppermint or patchouli and cedar wood.
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3. If you're the stinkiest kind of person and don't have sensitive skin, you can use more baking soda than this. Don't go above three tablespoons though, as it'll irritate your skin.