When you are trying to clean up your lifestyle, making your own deodorant is probably one of THE easiest things that you can do. Swapping your chemically laden store bought deodorant out with this simple recipe is SO EASY. It probably takes me less than two minutes to make.
We have been using this recipe for years, even my husband uses it. If you ask me, I think it actually works better than the conventional ones. My husband actually informs me when we are running low so that I can make a new batch.
I won’t go into the potential hazards of using conventional deodorants, but in our lives we try to keep things as clean as possible. The skin is the body’s largest organ and it absorbs everything that we put on it. So we have to be careful with our personal care product choices.
This seems to work pretty well for most people. It is not my every day deodorant because the baking soda is a little harsh for my sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin I would try using less baking soda and a little more corn starch instead. It was my every day deodorant for years until I started using a magnesium oil spray. I do slather this on for when I know I will be out all day or if I have to work and know that I will definitely be sweating a lot. My husband and others have no problem using this daily but I get little irritation bumps from it so I try switch it up a little.
Easy Homemade Deodorant Recipe
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)
1/4 CUP MELTED COCONUT OIL
1/4 CUP CORN STARCH OR ARROWROOT POWDER
1/4 CUP BAKING SODA
7-10 DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL (I USE LAVENDER)
Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl until there are no clumps left. Pour the mixture into a glass storage container. Let harden in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. Separation may occur in the warmer seasons, when this happens just stir until well combined again.
*There is the option of storing in an old deodorant stick, but I find that its a lot easier to just store in a glass container (with a lid) and spread it on just like a lotion for your arm pits : )