Welcome to day 26 of no more procrastinating (the important, non-urgent things in life): homemade deodorant. Click HERE for the beginning.
So the first time I came across this recipe I was at a friend’s house who was hosting a girls night. In between nursing my newborn and watching the demonstration, all I really wanted to know was does it work? Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was awesome that it doesn’t have toxins in it like antiperspirants, and actually allows your body to rid itself of toxins by sweating, and you can say goodbye to those nasty yellow stains in your white tops that antiperspirants are infamous for leaving. But at the end of the day, if it was going to leave me smelling dingy, it wasnt going to fly with me…no matter how healthy.
As it turns out it works better than any store-bought option! And believe me, I’ve tried them all! My military-blunt husband can attest that they work. He wouldn’t lie.
It only takes about 5 minutes to make, and saves money to boot. That being said, I’ve been meaning to make some for a while now, but had been procrastinating, so here’s to not procrastinating an important part of life, my well-being and ahem hygiene (don’t worry, I wasnt walking around deordorantless, just running low).
I got my recipe from HERE.
Gather your supplies, you’ll need: Cornstarch or Arrowroot powder, baking soda (preferably an unopened box), coconut oil, and your choice of essential oil (optional). An easy way to remember this recipe is you use 2tbs for everything, except the essential oils (7-10 drops should work…I used lavender). You can use any empty container you like, but I used an old deodorant container, by emptying it out, and filling it with my batch.
Mix, and stir all the ingredients until you make a paste:
And then place into whatever container you choose. I usually have a little extra that wont fit into the old deodorant container, so I just place it in tupperware container. I will say, coconut oil will turn into a liquid if your house is warmer than 75, so it will melt. If that’s the case you can store yours in the fridge. Apparently we keep a cold house, so I can keep mine out with no melting issues.
This is the second batch I made, and it lasted about 2 months the first time. If you’re like me, and don’t know where you would buy arrow root powder, essential oils, and cocnut oil(right beside the oils), I found all of them on amazon (my go-to place for everything!), but apparently you can find coconut oil at just about every grocery store, and you should be able to find arrow root and essential oils in the health food section of most grocery stores.
Hope that helps!