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How To Make Homemade Deodorant

Happy armpits!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Health Products
Keyword: homemade deodorant
Appliance: Blender, Electric water boiler, Stove
Servings: 1 small jar

Ingredients

Coconut oil deodorant with baking soda (Total time: 15 mins)

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (raw, unrefined, virgin coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot)
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

Shea butter deodorant without baking soda (Total time: 25 minutes)

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (raw, unrefined, virgin coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp beeswax
  • 6 drops vitamin E oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

All natural herbal deodorant for sensitive skin (Total time: 1 month)

  • 1 1/4 cups vodka (80 proof)
  • 1 tbsp lime zest (or lemon rind, depending on personal preference)
  • 1/4 cup sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup lavender buds
  • 6 drops sage essential oil (for per quarter-cup spray bottle)
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil (for per quarter-cup spray bottle)
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil (for per quarter-cup spray bottle)
  • 3 drops patchouli essential oil (for per quarter-cup spray bottle)
  • 3 drops lime essential oil or lemongrass essential oil (for per quarter-cup spray bottle)
  • 1/2 tsp colloidal silver (optional, for per quarter-cup spray bottle)

Instructions

Coconut oil deodorant with baking soda

  • First, mix the baking soda and cornstarch or arrowroot in a glass bowl.
  • Add coconut oil into the mixture and mix it thoroughly.
  • You may add the lavender essential oil now and mix it again.
  • Store the mixture in a small glass jar or in a spray bottle for easy use.
  • When using, scoop out or spray a small amount on your fingertips and apply to the underarms.

Shea butter deodorant without baking soda

  • Mix the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax into a double boiler and heat until all three melt.
  • If you don’t have a double boiler, simply put the three ingredients into a large glass bowl or Pyrex dish, and place it on top of a smaller pot or pan with 1-2 inches of water in it. Heat the pot or pan on the stove; the steam from the boiling water will melt the ingredients.
  • Stir them thoroughly until they are mixed, and then take them off the heat to cool. While they are cooling, add the vitamin E oil and continue to mix.
  • If you would like, you can also add various essential oils (sage, lavender etc.) to the mix to give the deodorant a pleasant smell. Pour the liquid into a jar or deodorant container and store in a cool place.

All natural herbal deodorant for sensitive skin

  • Put the herbs and citrus peels in a glass jar.
  • Pour vodka over it and close the lid.
  • Set the mixture aside for one month and ensure to shake it at least once daily.
  • Strain the tincture into a mason jar or any other container using a funnel. Pour the tincture into a spray bottle and store the excess in a cupboard until you're ready to use.
  • Add the essential oils blend and colloidal silver to the spray bottle containing the tincture.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously before each use so that the oils mix well with the tincture, which otherwise may be floating atop.

Notes

Each of the homemade deodorants can be stored for an indefinite period.
Don't worry about coconut oil or shea butter staining your clothes, they get absorbed by the skin real quick.
Although you may use any essential oil you like, some of the best essential oils for homemade deodorants are those with potent antibacterial properties. These include tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil, lemon or lemongrass essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.