DIY Homemade Deodorant

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DIY Homemade Deodorant | Get Inspired Everyday!

This recipe has truly changed my life! I’m sure you’ve heard something along those lines before, but it’s true, and it could change yours as well.

I have tried so many different deodorants from the commercial ones containing aluminum to almost every natural brand that exists.  Each one worked, sort of, to one degree (no pun intended) or another for awhile. I was never happy with what I was using until I found this recipe on Crunchy Betty’s site.

Over the last couple of years I have tinkered with the proportions and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  The main complaint with natural deodorants is that they don’t seem to work very well, but that is not the case with this one.

I have used this recipe exclusively for about 4 years now because it works so well.  I’m happy to report no offensive odors, and best of all it doesn’t contain any scary ingredients.

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One problem I’ve noticed though is that at warmer temperature, the deodorant melts and separates which is a pain. Every time it melts, you have to mix it back together for it to be effective. It’s not that big of a deal, but it does get annoying in the summertime when your deodorant separates daily in the heat.

I had several people write in to say they added beeswax to my original recipe, and it solved the melting problem. I knew I needed to test that idea out, and update this recipe with a precise measurement.

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The key to the new version of this recipe is to make sure the beeswax is completely melted into the coconut oil before adding the other ingredients.

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When the beeswax is completely melted, mix in the cornstarch/arrowroot and essential oils. This mixture is still liquid at this point, and you can pour it into a container. After a few hours it will solidify and it stays really stable as temperatures in the house fluctuate.

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You can add a few drops of essential oils if desired.  I have sensitive skin and usually leave them out, though recently I made a batch with sweet orange essential oil and that seemed to be fine for me.  As an extra bonus, it smells like creamsicle ice cream.

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Be sure to place your final product into a clean and sterilized jar to make sure there’s nothing in your container that would contaminate the finished product.

Note: The first recipe below is the new more stable version with beeswax added, and the second recipe is the original.

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  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax, 2 grams
  • ¼ cup cornstarch or arrowroot
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 4 drops essential oils, I love orange or lemon
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. When the wax is completely melted, add the cornstarch/arrowroot and baking soda, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the essential oils if desired, adding more or less to your preference.


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5.0 from 4 reviews
DIY Homemade Deodorant
 
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  • ¼ cup cornstarch or arrowroot
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 drops essential oils
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash with the back of a spoon until thoroughly combined.
Notes
If you coconut oil is hard, melt over low heat, then mix together with the rest of ingredients.


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40 Comments on “DIY Homemade Deodorant”

  1. Heather

    I will definitely try adding beeswax, as I travelled to Europe this summer and with the heat it melted . I was so upset, as I absolutely love this deoderant. I can’t thank you enough for the recipe. I have been using it now for a year and a half, and have turned so many other people onto it!!!

    1. Kari

      I know exactly what you mean, we always take it with us camping and traveling, and it always melts. You can stir it back together but it is a bit of a hassle, I really need to try the beeswax and then do an updated post!

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