DIY homemade deodorant

So I think we all now how poisonous deodorant is. If you don’t know why its because most deodorant’s contain aluminum, which is a toxin that has been linked to cancer. The aluminum is in deodorant to basically clog your pores to stop you from sweating, which obviously isn’t good for your body. But it’s not like you can just go without deodorant, right?

There are some deodorants you can buy without aluminum in them (we have tried them all) but they are pricey and don’t really seem to cut it. After doing some research I found out it is almost embarrassingly easy to make your own deodorant! On top of that, this homemade deodorant is good for you.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fine ground celtic sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • your choice of essential oils
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons bentonite clay (optional & may stain light clothing)
  • container to keep it in (could be old deodorant stick, washed out or a tin)
What the ingredients are good for:
Bentonite clay is full of minerals and helps with the consistency of the deodorant, It also helps to absorb toxins from your armpit glands, which is what causes you to stink.
The celtic sea salt is also full of minerals that help kill bacteria that also causes you to smell.
Baking soda keeps you clean and dry.
Arrowroot helps to thicken the texture.

Combine ingredients on low heat until the beeswax is completely incorporated. I added about 5 drops of an essential oil, which seemed to be plenty for the scent. Remove from heat, then pour into your container.

I was skeptical but this stuff is amazing! We made lemon zest scent for the first batch and it smells delicious. It really works too, and believe me, because I’m a sweater.

Thank you Shoshanna from Bulk Herb Store for this great recipe. Check out her bulk herb store here for some great herbs and supplies!