I am love with this how to make your own natural Deodorant post! I have been using this natural deodorant since January but decided NOT to post it until after a summer of using it! Why? Well, I decided if it was a success for me through the summer then I would share it with you. I am excited that it did indeed work well for me!
I have been using natural deodorant since 2007. I made the decision after my hysterectomy to switch from chemicals to natural and more healthy products and started using an over the counter natural option. I have tried a variety of brands since that time and some work and some DON’T.
In January my friend Char introduced me to this homemade deodorant recipe using essential oils and I have been thrilled with it! I will never buy store bought again!
How to make all natural deodorant:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup arrowroot powder or corn starch
- ½ cup baking soda
- 15-20 drops of essential oils
Warm coconut oil once it is liquid add your oils and then the dry ingredients. Once it is mixed pour into an empty deodorant container or whatever container you want and let cool in the fridge or on counter.
You can use whichever essential oils that you enjoy. Patchouli is great for deodorant because it really neutralizes odor so I always use that along with whatever else I feel like at the time. Elevation, Vetiver and Melaleuca all work really well I have found.
In the summer if I am traveling I put my deodorant in a jar because coconut oil is liquid at anything above 76 degrees or I use another recipe with bees wax because its melting point is 130 degrees.
Deodorant with higher melting point
- ¼ cup of arrowroot powder or corn starch
- ¼ cup of baking soda
- 5 Tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoon of bees wax pellets
- 8 drops of essential oils
¼ tsp of vitamin E (natural preservative and makes deodorant glide better on underarms can be used in previous recipe to. I use vitamin E in chapstick also as a preservative)
Mix the same as the previous recipe. It takes forever to melt the bees wax so be prepared that this recipe takes much longer and needs more patience
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