Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY: Make your own deodorant

Nowadays, we all try to be as healthy and focused on eating organic and lifestyle improving things, but we still use products that are harming us without our knowledge. In the spirit of being as health-conscious as possible, and trying to eliminate all the harmful toxins I've written about in my article "Deodorant Expose", I decided to show you this recipe for making your own deodorant. It's a hard deodorant, kind of like hard perfume, but it lasts a long time, is very refreshing and smells better than most of your store-bought deodorants ever will. The added bonus is that it's very healthy for you and you can't go wrong, you can apply it as often as you'd like.

1/4 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder (you can find this in health stores)
4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
10 drops of essential oil (any flavor you choose)
A jar with a lid

First in a small bowl, mix up all the dry ingredients. Then start to add the oils a little at a time. Mix with a fork or any other mixing utensil until you get the consistency that you like. If you put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds it will soften the mixture, of course this depends on how strong your microwave is. It makes it liquid consistency which is much easier to stir and put into your jar if you're having trouble doing it the other way. It will solidify as it cools off.

To apply to your armpits, you take a small amount in your fingers and kinda warm it up but rubbing your fingers together, then rub it in each armpit. You only need to apply it once! The other nice thing, no more deodorant marks on your shirts! Also, this is inexpensive to make and the ingredients won't expire on you for a long time.

Here are all of the ingredients you will need to make quite a few of these deodorants (you can give them away as party favors or gifts to your dearest friends):


  1. great post!!! I've seen recipes for homemade deodorants and have always wanted to try it.

  2. Try it out, I've also made my own lip scrub and it tastes delicious and works really well! <3 you should post about the deodorant if you make it

  3. Thanks. I keep forgetting to get the stuff to make it when i'm out. But I'm dying to.


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