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Easy and Effective Homemade Deodorant

Easy and Effective Homemade Deodorant

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Easy and Effective Homemade Deodorant!  All Natural and easily adapted for different skin types!!!

Over the years I have become more aware of the products I use on my skin.  Around 7 years ago I tried to make the switch to all natural deodorants, but they only worked a few hours and then I would have to reapply or just stink.  I put up with that  inconvenience for a while but eventually reverted back to the regular stuff.  Recently I bought a stick of super strength deodorant from a well known brand, but it started really irritating  my skin and I itched all day!  No bueno!  Then I got smart (and a bit Hippie-ish) and started making my own!  I found several sources that used a combo of coconut oil, baking soda, and corn starch (or arrowroot powder).

Easy and Effective Homemade Deodorant!  All Natural and easily adapted for different skin types!!

I used those ingredients and added a few more to get the deodorant that I thought was best.  This stuff is incredible!  The baking soda and corn starch leave me dry all day.  The coconut oil and essential oils kill bacteria and leave me smelling fresh!!!  I haven’t figured out the cost of it, but I am sure that I am saving at least 1/2 the price of regular deodorant .  Let me know if you try it… I’ve even converted my hubby to using this and he had the same results although the recipe I used for him was a little stronger which I will include in the instructions.  Enjoy!

Easy and Effective Homemade Deodorant!

Author: Rachel

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp . Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Organic corn starch this is a starting level- you may need more if you add in essential oils
  • 1 tsp . Vitamin E oil for skin optional but recommended to preserve the deodorant especially in summer months and also to smooth skin
  • 4 Tbsp . Baking soda or more Baking soda is somewhat irritating so use less for sensitive skin and more for those that need a stronger odor fighter- I used around 7 Tbsp. in my husbands batch
  • Optional- Essential oils that are skin safe ) I reccomend 5 and up to 10 drops tea tree oil and whatever other oils you like... the tea tree oil kills bacteria which helps with BO ;

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients togetjher. It should be the consistency of frosting, You may need to melt the coconut oil a little before mixing if it is too hard. I like mine a little more soft so that my skin soaks it up more easily and my husband prefers it a little drier... so feel free to play with the amounts to get the desired consistency. Coconut oil naturally melts at above 78 degrees so it will be very soft in temps above that and you will need to keep it in a jar and apply with your fingers.... sounds weird at first, but now that I've been wearing this a few weeks it doesn't bother me! 🙂

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Rachel

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

I'm not real real sweaty, but I do sweat in the heat and so far so good! Been using it exclusively for 3 weeks now!

Brandi

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Thank you so much for this deodorant recipe!!! I have been wanting to make my own for years, just never knew someone personally to tell me how much they love it. Giving this a try!! I'll let you know how it goes, I have over active sweat glands. Yeah. Totally gross. Especially this time of year.

keri @ shaken together

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

I am ALL in - I hate commercial deodorants but figured they were a necessary evil. Thanks for sharing this - pinned!

Rachel

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Thanks! :) hope you like it!

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