I have been looking for a homemade deodorant formula for awhile. Homemade natural deodorants are non toxic, inexpensive, and easy to make. I have had a lot of hesitation when thinking about making my own. Why? For one, I use a natural deodorant from the health food store that smells and works great. Another reason, I live in Florida and it is very hot most of the year. I am a “crunchy” gal, but stinky pits is not something I will compromise on… so the natural deodorant REALLY has to work. Maybe the thing that recently pushed me to trying my own was the cost of natural deodorant.
After a little research, I developed a formula of my own. It consists of 3 ingredients. I made the deodorant yesterday and tried it for 2 days. For today, I applied it at 7 am this morning (when we left for the day), spent the whole day a Disney in 90 degree heat, and did not start to sweat until about 6pm (when I probably needed to reapply anyway…. it is natural deodorant not miracle deodorant :). The great thing is that even when I did begin to sweat (after 12 hours and about 5 miles of walking) I did NOT stink! No sign of gross body odor. Wow. I am impressed.
You may want to give this one a try even if you have deodorant that you love.
1/8 cup baking soda (anti stink ingredient)
1/4 cup corn starch/arrowroot powder. I used organic. (keeps you dry)
3-4 tablespoons coconut oil~ I like my paste more thick
4-5 drops essential oil (optional for scent).
Combine the powders and add the coconut oil as needed. Mix until desired consistency is achieved.
Remember this homemade natural deodorant is a paste and you use your fingers to apply it. Just so there are no surprises.
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