Sadly many deodorants are filled with toxic ingredients that are harmful to your body. These two recipes use commonly found ingredients from your pantry or these items can be bought online. These unscented deodorants work amazingly well and cost pennies to make.
Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrow root powder OR corn starch
5 tablespoons coconut oil
1. Combine baking soda and arrow root powder in a bowl and mix with a fork.
2. Start with about 4 tablespoons/one-fourth cup of coconut oil and add the coconut oil to the baking soda mixture, working into a paste.
The deodorant will have somewhat of a play-dough consistency, and will be softer or harder depending on its temperature.
3. You can put the deodorant into a small container with a lid, or into an empty stick deodorant dispenser if you have one. My deodorant hardened somewhat after I put it into a container.
If kept in a container, scoop a small amount onto your fingertip and apply to underarms. Your body heat will almost instantly melt it and you can easily rub it in.
Many sites sell deodorant containers that you can fill with this recipe. They also carry all of the ingredients used in this recipe.
Colloidal silver (10 ppm) instantly takes away offensive underarm odor. Put in a small spray bottle and keep in your purse. If you react to many products, try this. It doesn’t last long, but it does work.
Homemade Probiotic Deodorant
-1 tbsp. cocoa butter
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tbsp. shea butter
-1 tbsp. beeswax
-2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
-1 tbsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil
-2 capsules powdered probiotics
1. Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over low heat.
2. Remove pot from heat, then add arrowroot powder and baking soda. Whisk with chopsticks until all powders are dissolved and combined. Add vitamin E oil at this time. Allow mixture to cool in pan. Once it is cooled and the consistency of pudding, open capsules of probiotics and add powder to mixture. Stir with spatula quickly to combine.
3. Add mixture to clean deodorant container. Place in refrigerator to cool and harden. After this, product may be stored on counter (Note: Using a shelf stable probiotic will prevent the need for refrigeration). This recipe will fill container and last for 3-4 months. Remember…a little goes a long way!
-When choosing a probiotic supplement for this deodorant it is important to find one that is shelf stable. (doesn’t require refrigeration)
-Mountain Rose Herbs sells deodorant containers that you can fill with this recipe. They also carry all of the ingredients used in this recipe, except the probiotics.