Below is my favorite deodorant recipe.  It is AMAZING!!!  My husband can ride his bike 70 miles in the blazing summer and still no BO!     I also love that it's a great alternative for my girls who are just reaching the age of needing deodorant.  It's easy to use and you can add essential oils for a "pretty smell",  if you want.


~Anna

 

Deodorant Recipe

 

Ingredients:

6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred)

Directions:

  1. Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder.
  2. Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken.
  3. You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. Makes about 1 cup. This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.

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I have been using this for about a year now. I LOVE it. I added some tea tree oil for fragrance and antibacterial properties. I also emptied out a deodorant stick and put this concoction in there. It works just like a regular deodorant stick now. The coconut oil can get a little soft at times, but it still works.

I have been making my own deodorant for several months now and I keep coming back to this same basic recipe but with some essential oils added for my own fragrance preferences.  If you come across a recipe that calls for bentonite clay - dont!  Although it works wonderfully, probably better even than this recipe, it stains everything green!! 

 

I have tried the old deodorant containers and no matter how thick I make it, it still oozes out the bottom and there's so much waste.  So I thought I was going to have to apply with my fingers (again a lot of waste) when I thought about using one of those craft-y popcicle sticks that looks like a tongue depresser.  It works perfectly and there is absolutely no waste!  I can apply the deodorant all over my entire pit without missing any areas using a very small amount.  This batch I have now will last a long time!

 

One more suggestion...in an effor to make it thicker when I was trying to put it in empty deodorant bottles, I used Cocoa Butter - again, don't.  I was craving chocolate all day long at work for several days before I realized my arm pits smelled like chocolate!!

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