Deodorant– SUCCESS!!

Finally posting this here, because people ask me for my deodorant recipe ALL. THE. TIME. JENNIE-MAE. (Inside joke. Go see  the play The Diviners if you ever get a chance!!) 🙂


I started with a recipe from another blog. But come summer, it was too runny. (Picture liquid deodorant flinging all around the bathroom when your husband tries to take off the cap). Sooooo…. I had to tweak it for the hot weather.

Here is my tweak:

1/4 cup aluminum free baking soda

1/4 cup arrowroot starch (corn starch would also work)

3 tbs ish coconut oil

2 tbs cocoa butter

1-2 tbs beeswax

5-10 drops essential oils of your choice (I often do 5-6 drops of sandalwood with 3 -4 drops of melaleuca, or sub lemon for the sandalwood)

Meld the coconut oil and cocoa butter and beeswax in a stainless steel pot, then add to dry ingredients. Mix with a pastry cutter, or food processor etc. Add essential oils at the end, and then pour/scoop the soft mixture into empty deodorant containers. Voila!

Takes only a handful of minutes, and THIS STUFF WORKS! My husband used to have to put store-bought deodorant on twice a day (with a sit-down job). I kid you not, I had to sniff his armpit to believe when he told me once a day with this stuff worked! LOL We will NOT be going back to store-bought deodorant! Avoid the chemicals (esp toxic aluminum) and try something that really works!

*This made two sticks of deodorant. Sometimes I double it to make a bigger batch.


4 thoughts on “Deodorant– SUCCESS!!

  1. It will be hard to give up my Degree but I really want to make this and switch to an all natural alternative! Thanks for posting, I’m so glad I’m related to you! 🙂

  2. How about puddle in yer pitters, Rich? 😉 Thanks for posting this! We’re finally going to try it out today because all of the Tom’s of Maine deodorant has been used up!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is good! It’s smooth and silky feeling and wipes out odors like a champ! I found that I didn’t have enough to make two full applicators, so I quickly added ingredients to what was left in the pan (about another 1/2 recipe). Unfortunately, I think I forgot the beeswax in that part, so I had to refrigerate it to make it firm up. My husband says that one is ok now though. I also put chamomile in the first batch instead of the sandalwood I thought I was grabbing and I actually love that. Too bad it’s the most expensive oil in my box! 😀 I still had a little bit of Tom’s left, but I think that will be forsaken for this recipe. I’m sold!

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