I invite you to make my family’s homemade deodorant recipe that uses safe, natural ingredients like coconut oil and essential oils. The ingredients for this natural deodorant will fit nicely into a 125 mL Ball Elite mason jar (I got mine at Target).
- 1/2 cup baking soda (you can use less when starting out if it irritates you)
- 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (you can also use cornstarch… but I prefer arrowroot powder)
- 5 tbs unrefined organic coconut oil
- 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil (or another essential oil with antibacterial properties)
- Mix baking soda and arrowroot together. (I used my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.)
- Next add the coconut oil and essential oils. Mix well.
- Pour into clean air-tight jar (Homemade deodorant will last 3-6 months in an airtight container.)
- Use a popsicle stick to get the deodorant out of the container and transfer to your finger. Make sure you use enough under your arms to keep you “sure” all day long. A pea-size amount is usually good.
Consistency: This deodorant changes consistency depending on the temperature. In cold climates, it can be pretty hard to get out. If that’s the case for you, I recommend storing it by the shower and allowing the steam to warm it before applying. If you live in a warm climate and the deodorant is too liquid-y, you can store it in a cool cupboard to thicken it up.
Technique: For the past couple years, I stopped using the popsicle stick and actually just use my fingers and dip them in the jar.
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