I have been using my homemade deodorant formula for almost 6 months and I really love it. No bad body odor and no toxic chemicals going onto my skin. A win/win. My only complaint with the homemade paste was that I had to use my fingers to apply it. I have been thinking about making it into a bar for sometime, and that time is now! I am excited to share my new homemade roll-on deodorant. I am still in the trial period, so I will let you know how it goes. It is the same exact formula, but with 1 added ingredient (beeswax). Beeswax solidifies the paste and hardens it. You will also need to use an old deodorant bar container or purchase one online somewhere. Not too expensive.
1/8 cup baking soda (for anti-stink and dry)
1/4 cup corn starch (for smooth and dry)~ I used organic.
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
4-5 drops essential oil (optional for scent).
1 Tbsp beeswax
1. Mix the baking soda and cornstarch into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
2. Mix the coconut oil and beeswax in a mason jar. Heat up a pot of water on the stove (not much~about 1-2 cups). Once the water is hot, put the mason jar in the pot and watch carefully. Make sure the temperature is not too hot, but that it is warm enough to heat up the oil and wax. The beeswax should start melting within a few minutes. I have something to stir with and that helps speed up the melting. This should take between 5 and 10 minutes. Once the oil and the beeswax is melted, remove from pot (use a towel bc the jar is usually hot) and place on counter. Add essential oils for fragrance.
3. Pour the warm mixture into the powder mixture and start mixing. Mix it well until it is a smooth texture.
4. Grad a medium sized funnel and use that to pour the deodorant mixture into your empty deodorant container. Let it cool in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes. And you are finished!
(This mixture may make enough for 1-2 bars depending on the size of the container)
I love it! I am so thrilled about having a homemade roll-on deodorant!
Just remember this is a homemade deodorant, so if you are ever traveling to a really hot place or climate, you may want to put it in a plastic bag. I have not tested out how well it works during transport.
~Green Boot Girl
Update: If you live in a hot climate like Florida, store this deodorant in the fridge until it cools off a little. It is still 90 degrees and the deodorant is a little softer. Can’t wait until winter!