I’m so excited about this post, because I’ve been meaning to make my own deodorant for so longgg. Well, I finally did it the other day, and it came out GREAT! And what’s even better, is it couldn’t be easier 🙂 I made a coconut lemongrass scented one, but you can use whatever scented oils you want.
Here’s everything that you need (I also added some witch hazel to the excess I had to see if it would set, and it did. Witch hazel is great for soothing the skin and it’s won’t dry your skin out. I would recommend added it if you have any!
3 tablespoons baking soda
3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (I used virgin, because it smells nice with lemongrass)
1 tablespoon witch hazel
10 (give or take) drops lemongrass oil
I used to get this (amazing) deodorant from this woman on Etsy, and she had a special where if you saved 5 deodorant tubes, you’d get a deodorant free. Well, I never got around to mailing them out, but I’m glad I saved them, because I was able to use one for my own deodorant :). If you don’t have a tube, you can just leave it right in the bowl.
You do need to keep it in the fridge so it stays hard (the coconut oil is what makes it solid), but imagine how nice it will feel in the hot hot summer! **Update** I haven’t kept in the fridge and it’s been fine. If it gets super hot in the area it’s in, that’s not a good idea, but I’ve kept it in the bathroom closet and no problems with it melting at all!) If you have yours in a bowl, you’d simply dab it on your fingertips and rub your underarms. **Update** I’ve noticed that on days that I sweat profusely, which this will not help with, as it’s a deodorant and not an antiperspirant (which aren’t good for you!), the baking powder will sometimes leave marks on my clothes. They wash off, but just be wary on a really hot day if you’re wearing something that can easily get marked, you may not want to wear this deodorant! It’s really only happened twice for me though, and I can realllly sweat like a man sometimes! lol. Look at how cute it looks in my tube all dolled up 🙂