Nowadays, the amount of people that is aware of the health risks of deodorant is increasing, and some of them have no idea how to solve their sweaty armpits without using deodorant like before. Therefore, in this article I’m going to talk about a couple different versions of deodorant which you can easily make it yourself given the ingredients. After listing the deodorants, I will also talk about the benefits it will give us (natural/homemade deodorant, of course!).
Homemade Lemon Deodorant
- 2 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons of arrowroot
- 4 Tablespoons of softened virgin coconut oil
- 8 drops of lemon essential oil
Mix the baking soda and the arrowroot together well in a small bowl. Next add in coconut oil and lemon oil. Use a spoon to mix the mixture well. Transfer the well-stirred mixture into an empty deodorant container and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Your DIY lemon deodorant is then ready for you to use! You can use it as per a regular deodorant, but as the coconut oil warm up with body heat, so ensure to use light strokes! The coconut oil melts around 24/25 Celsius (76 Fahrenheit) so store it in a cool place!
Homemade Baking Soda Free Deodorant
- 1/2 of arrowroot powder or cornstarch (this will serve as antiperspirant properties)
- 1/2 coconut oil
- 10-20 drops of tea tree and/or lavender essential oil (this will serve as antibacterial or anti-fungal)
- 10 drops of one, or a combination of lemon, orange, peppermint and/or frankincense
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and place it in a jar. It is easy to mix when the coconut oil is slightly melted, so wait for the temperature to be around 24/25 Celsius to stir the mixture.
Apply a small amount with hands. If you use peppermint, wash your hands after you apply, because if you touch your face, it will have a cool tingling feeling for a while. Unless you like the feeling, I suggest you to follow it.
Homemade Baking Soda Free Deodorant
- 30g raw, virgin, hand-pressed coconut oil
- 20g raw, unrefined, organic shea butter
- 20g pure, no additives beeswax
- 22.5g cold-pressed, unrefined, organic tamanu oil
- 22.5g Neem oil
- 3g organic, unrefined Almond oil
- 10-15 non GMO Vitamin E
- Essential oils – 60 total drops: 30 drops of frankincense, 20 drops of bergamot, 10 drops patchouli
- 25g of organic arrowroot powder
- 15g Diatomaceous Earth7.5g Kaolin Clay
Using an accurate digital scale, measure all ingredients (EXCEPT the 3 powder ingredients, EOs, & vitamin E) into the upper part of your double-boiler. Melt on low heat over bottom part of double-boiler (for me, a pot with shallow water) until everything is melted (the beeswax will be the last thing to melt). Turn off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add arrowroot, diatomaceous Earth, kaolin clay, Vit E, and EOs; whisk vigorously to fully combine…and then whisk some more. Pour into containers and place somewhere safe to set up (which actually doesn’t take very long). Scoop down on sides as necessary with spatula and continue to pour until all containers are full. This will fill just over 2 regular sized deodorant tubes.
Simple Coconut Oil Deodorant
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil
Mix in a bowl until fully combined and creamy. Move to a with lid or other container. Note: depending on how warm it is, the deodorant will either be in liquid form or completely solid. It works just fine either way.
Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Cream
- 2oz shea butter
- 2oz coconut oil
- 1oz Zinc oxide powder
- 5TB arrowroot powder
- 5oz beeswax
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 1TB baking soda
- 20 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil (you can get it HERE)
- 10 drops Peppermint essential oil (you can get it HERE)
- 2 capsules shelf stable probiotic
- A kitchen scale
- A double boiler
Using your kitchen scale, measure out the vitamin E oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. Measure the zinc oxide in a different bowl and set aside.Once measured, toss the ingredients into the double boiler over low heat. If you do not have a double boiler you can melt the ingredients in a small pot on very low heat.Once melted, remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for about 1 minute.Add the arrowroot powder, baking soda, and zinc oxide powder.Whisk together until smooth.Empty 2 capsules of shelf stable probiotic into the mix and whisk again.Add in the essential oils and mix well.Pour the mixture into a small jar .Label and store in a cool place.
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1 Tablespoon beeswax
- 1 Tablespoon shea butter
- 2.5 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 Tablespoon clay
- 1/4 Tablespoon Vitamin E oil
- 2 shelf-stable probiotic powder capsules
- Approximately 10-25 drops essential oils
On the stovetop, melt coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax, stirring with wooden chopsticks, or a small spatula. Next, melt the shea butter, (since shea does not LOVE to be heated too long, it goes in last). Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil. Let the mixture cool to the consistency of pudding and then add probiotic capsules and essential oils (if using). With a small spatula, press into deodorant container, making sure that the tube is rolled all the way down.
This makes enough to fill one deodorant tube, and scraped the bowl so well that I scrounged enough to add to a smaller tube. Let cool and harden in the fridge for one hour and store for 24 hours with the lid off to allow the product to set up. Can be used right away though, once the product is has cooled. Stores well on the counter (room- temp), and will keep for several months.
Essential Oil Deodorant
- 2 1/2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
- 2 1/2 tbsp unrefined shea butter
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch/flour
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 6 drops lavender essential oil
- 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)
Place coconut oil and shea butter in a glass bowl or jar and place the bowl/jar inside a medium sauce pan.Add water to the saucepan (enough to surround bowl/jar but not to overflow it) and bring to a boil.As water is heating up, be sure to stir coconut oil and shea butter, and continue to do so until it melts.
Once melted, add in arrowroot starch, baking soda and essential oils. Place in a 3 ounce jar and allow to cool at room temp or in fridge (will harden faster in fridge) until it’s reached a solid state. Cover with lid until use.
All-Natural Herbal Deodorant
- 1 1/4 cup 80 proof vodka
- 1/4 cup sage leaves
- 1/4 cup thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup lavender buds
- Peel of 1 lime or lemon
- Essential oils:
- Sage (6 drops)
- Lavender (4 drops)
- Tea tree (3 drops)
- Patchouli (3 drops), and either lemongrass or lime(3 drops) per quarter-cup spray bottle
Measure out the herbs & citrus peels into a pint-sized mason jar.
Cover them with vodka and top with a lid. Set the jar aside in a place where you’ll remember to give it a shaking once a day for about a month. When it’s ready, strain the herbs from the tincture, funnel some into a spray bottle.
Add your essential oil blend and colloidal silver, if you’re using it.
Place the remainder of the tincture in a cupboard until you’re ready to use it. Shake the spray bottle vigorously prior to each application to mix in the oils (otherwise they’ll just uselessly sit at the top.)
Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
- 3/4 cup arrowroot powder/cornstarch
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 4-6 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
Combine baking soda and arrowroot powder/cornstarch. Add four tablespoons melted coconut oil until the deodorant reaches your preferred consistency. Transfer mixture to a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Note: what make’s this so good is that it requires less steps and less ingredients compare to the other deodorants which I had listed.
Shea Butter Deodorant
- 3 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoon Shea butter
- 2 Tablespoon arrowroot or organic cornstarch
- Essential oil (optional)
Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted. OR you can combine the shea butter and coconut oil in a quart-size glass mason jar with a lid and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted, instead. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these types of projects and not even need to wash it out. Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot (If you don’t have arrowroot, use more baking soda or just omit). Mix well.
Add essential oils and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge. If you prefer, you can let it cool completely and put into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer!
Note: It may take several hours to completely harden. This process can be sped up by putting it in the fridge for a few minutes.