Homemade Deodorant

What do you use for deodorant?

I recently checked out all of the brands of lady’s deodorants at the store and found nothing but chemicals including Aluminum, which is a known contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease. I actually haven’t used a commercial deodorant¬†for about 6 weeks now, so it was actually curiosity that made me take a close look at the ingredients.

Once I started using homemade, it took about a week before I noticed a change in how my “pits” felt, also, it indeed did the job I needed it to do. No odor and no clothing stains, and I didn’t do any prep work ahead of starting, like some suggested – using a combination of powders, etc. to help prepare the arm pits. I just didn’t think I needed all that work, and, in fact, it turned out well. I think it will depend on how your body perspires whether you will need additional prep or not.

Baking soda is one of the ingredients. It is suggested that you try putting some on your body where you can see if you react, as some people are sensitive to it. If you are, try using arrowroot starch or Organic cornstarch instead.

Following is the recipe I have been using – from Dr. Axe. I haven’t put it into a roll-on container, simply¬†use from it a container I had in my cupboard. But you can purchase your containers from Amazon.ca if you wish.

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Homemade Deodorant

Extra equipment: deodorant container or glass jar
Course Personal Care
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda or arrowroot starch
  • 40-60 drops Essential Oils See list below

Instructions

  1. Put coconut oil in bowl.
  2. Mix in baking soda, or arrowroot starch.
  3. Add in your choice of essential oils.
  4. Store in a deodorant container or in a glass jar.

Recipe Notes

Scent recommendations:
Female oil scents - lavender, lemon, and sage
Male oil scents - cypress, rosemary, and bergamot