This smooth 100% Natural deodorant is effective, cheap, and easy to make. Some homemade deodorants use Baking Soda, which I found to be irritating to my skin. The arrowroot which has natural drying properties (I use it on it’s own for a Dry Shampoo), works very well on it’s own here.
Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with ingredients and scents. This is my personal blend and I love it!
Ingredients: use only pure, organic, 100% natural products. I buy mine in bulk.
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 2 Tbsp Arrowroot
- 1 Tbsp Beeswax
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Vitamin E
- 20 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
- In a double boiler (smaller pan set in a larger one full of water) over low heat, melt Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Beeswax. Stir until just melted. Remove from heat.
- Stir in Arrowroot, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Vanilla Essential Oil. Whisk until Arrowroot is completely incorporated.
- pour mixture into containers and let cool until hard.
This recipe will make enough to fill a 2oz glass jar. I like this size for home and make 1oz jars to travel with. You will find that a little goes a long way.
While it will cool to a soft solid, it is not intended to be used in a stick applicator. Use a dab on your finger straight from the jar.
Note: Quickly clean off pots and spoon with soap and hot water. Because I make oil/wax based products regularly, I have a devoted set of simple cookware: 2 small pots to make a double boiler, a metal tea spoon, a set of metal measuring spoons, and a scrubber to clean up with.