When it comes to natural deodorants, all are not created equal. Replacing your regular deodorant with a deodorant that isn’t laden with chemicals is a very smart thing to do and there are plenty of natural deodorants on the market today but finding one that works well for you is a daunting task. We have tried about a dozen different store bought natural deodorants with no luck. They either gave us a rash, didn’t work at all or needed to be applied twice a day. This led me to experimenting with making my own. This recipe only contains a few ingredients and it is simple and cost effective to make AND you can customize it with your own preferred fragrance.
4 tablespoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon + 1 tsp baking soda
20 drops lemon-eucalyptus essential oil ( or essential oil of your choice ) * some nice essential oil scents are lavender, orange blossom, lemon or rose.
- Heat a saucepan with water to a boil.
- Place the coconut oil into a heat-safe glass jar and place into the pan with the boiling water to melt the coconut oil.
- Once oil is melted completely melted, remove from the heat.
- Stir in the cornstarch and baking soda and let cool for a few minutes.
- Add the essential oil and stir thoroughly.
- Pour into a glass container that has a lid and place into the refrigerator until it is solid.
- It is not necessary to keep it in the refrigerator unless your house is really warm and melts the mixture.
- Keeps for months in the fridge / a month on the countertop.