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).
1/2cupbaking sodayou can use less when starting out if it irritates you
1/2cuparrowroot powderyou can also use cornstarch... but I prefer arrowroot powder
20dropsgrapefruit essential oilor another essential oil with antibacterial properties
Mix baking soda and arrowroot together. (I used my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.)
Add the coconut oil and essential oils. Mix well.
Pour into clean air-tight jar (Homemade deodorant will last up to 2 years 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.