Homemade Deodorant

Hi, everyone! I’m going to share my incredibly easy deodorant recipe. A little goes a long way and this stuff lasts awhile.

I haven’t bought deodorant for myself for almost a year now. I have been using homemade the entire time and it actually works. All you need are: coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, arrowroot powder, a mixing bowl, and hand bender.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter (or more)
  • 10 drops of chosen essential oil, or oil blend
    • Add 10 drops cypress essential oil to existing essential oil or blend if you need extra strength like I do
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Photographed by Amanda Harman

It’s pretty simple. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl then mix with the hand mixer. If the consistency is too wet, add some more arrowroot powder. If it’s too dry, add more coconut oil or shea butter if you need it to be less dry but more solid.

If you use extra strength, cypress essential oil is great for deoderizing.

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Photographed by Amanda Harman

I store mine in a dark glass container, because of the essential oils. Like I stated before, a little bit goes a long way. I put mine on right after a shower on clean skin, not wanting to lock dirt in with the blend inadvertently. I like using this recipe because it doesn’t have unneeded chemicals in the blend that can have ill effects on your skin. When I’m out, it takes 5 minutes to make more. I love it!

How about you? Would you try homemade deodorant instead of store-bought?

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Deodorant

  1. We have been planning to make some homemade deodorant actually. There is a recipe in a book we are working our way through. When we get to it I will compare that recipe to this one and decide how we want to do it. Thanks for sharing!

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