Homemade Deodorant Bar

//Homemade Deodorant Bar

Homemade Deodorant Bar

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 (anti stink)

1/4 cup corn starch/ arrowroot powder (keeps you dry)

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. Grab 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 bar 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.



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!

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By | 2017-10-05T20:40:34-04:00 September 15th, 2012|NonToxic Skincare|4 Comments

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I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. Mama Lee July 29, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    I just found you from a FB post… I am LOVING your recipes!! I have been wanting to make homemade deodorant for ages now, but did not like the idea of having to apply it w/my fingers… I am SOOOO going to try this w/the beeswax… brilliant!!

  2. nada July 31, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    can you make it without the beeswax

  3. Danuta August 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    My first one is without beeswax, next is going to be with beeswax. Thanks for the proportion. Nada I put mine into the jar and take a pea size and wipe under the arms. Works wonders for around 5 hours :))

  4. Danuta September 30, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I made it and I love it. I actually made it twice, so I have one in my bathroom, and one in the fridge. I did add more of coconut oil, just a teaspoon. My containers are extra large 🙂 My first one was without beeswax, and with equal proportion of baking soda and arrowroot powder. I was irritating my skin.
    Fantastic post, I love your blog, thank you very much for the recipe. :))

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