That’s right, four common, inexpensive ingredients! Coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and the essential oil(s) of your choice. What could be easier?
I love that my deodorant is made of edible ingredients. I also love that it actually works!!!
It is so simple and easy to make. I originally got this recipe from a friend, and I’ll admit that I was skeptical. But I decided to give it to try anyway, and I love it! Since then, I have also seen this exact recipe published in a DoTerra magazine. Here’s how to make it:
HOMEMADE NATURAL DEODORANT
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
2-4 Tbsp coconut oil
10-30 drops essential oil (I used grapefruit oil, but you could use whatever smell appeals to you–my friend loves making hers with tea tree oil; my husband has requested a blend of eucalyptus and lavender…)
Mix dry ingredients. Add essential oils. Stir in coconut oil 1 Tbsp at a time, until you have the desired consistency. For me, 4 Tbsp was the perfect amount of coconut oil.
Store in a glass jar or metal tin with a lid. To apply, simply scoop a bit out with your finger and rub it onto your underarms until it melts into your skin.
NOTE: I hadn’t expected the deodorant to solidify so nicely. Next time, I am going to try pressing it into an empty deodorant container to see if I can rub it on that way.
I am also looking forward to trying this homemade deodorant bar recipe by Wellness Mama (I love her stuff!) at some point when I have more time on my hands. That said, it will have to be significantly better than this one in order to become my go-to recipe, because it is more complex and requires more ingredients–resulting in greater costs of both time and money. I will let you know what I ultimately decide once I have made and used both types.
For now, I remain extremely pleased with this recipe, on every level!