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!!”

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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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