DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipe

I want to avoid putting as many chemicals as I can onto myself and my family.  This is the recipe that works best for us.

What You'll Need:
4 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
4 drops tea tree oil (or other essential oil of your choosing)
glass jar with a lid, or empty deodorant stick

In a small bowl mix coconut oil and arrowroot powder by pressing the two together with the back of a fork or spoon until well combined.  Add essential oils.  Store in an airtight container and apply a small amount to each armpit with your fingers, or, refrigerate the mixture and scoop/press into an empty stick deodorant container.  I use tea tree oil because of the natural antibacterial abilities it has, but play around with your favorites to find one you like best.

Please note that this will stop odor but  is not an antiperspirant.  You will still sweat, but you won't stink. ;-)

Coconut oil melts at around 72 degrees so if your bathroom is on the warmer side you may want to keep your deodorant in the refrigerator.  Our medicine cabinet seems to stay pretty cool so we have not had any issues with melting deodorant as of yet.

Coconut oil is easily and readily absorbed by the skin.  You should not have any worries about oily stains or such on your clothing.

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Jenny K. said...

How did you figure this out?

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