Living the Natural Life

Homemade Natural Deodorant

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Going Greener | Homemade Natural Hygiene

I ditched non-natural store-bought deodorant over a year ago.  I now make homemade natural deodorant using only 3 ingredients.  I ditched the stick due to all of the toxins that deodorants contain.  Non-natural deodorants contain aluminum, parabans, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, triclosan, talc, and FD & C colors.  These nasty ingredients may be linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and severe allergies.  Homemade natural deodorant contains coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and baking soda…sounds much better, right?

Homemade Deodorant

I have been using homemade natural deodorant for well over a year now and it works great for me and I love the coconut smell.  Making homemade deodorant is super easy and  cost-effective!

Here is what you need:

5-6 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder (or cornstarch)

Homemade Deodorant

Here is what you do:

Combine equal portions of baking soda & Arrowroot Powder. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire.

Homemade Deodorant

I simply store mine in a glass jar and rub a small amount under your  arms daily or as needed.   This homemade deodorant does thicken up and you could place it in a recycled deodorant container but make sure you keep it in a cool place as it softens up when it gets really warm due to the coconut oil.  My husband now asks me to label the jars after he brushed his teeth with the deodorant after mistaking it for our homemade toothpaste!

To see all of my homemade natural hygiene recipes please click here.

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