Homemade deodorant coconut oil recipes work great for those who wish to avoid the high cost of purchasing holistic deodorant. Of course this also makes it so that you don’t have to use those awful petroleum based deodorants! Shudder, they are so bad for you. I’m not convinced that antiperspirants are directly to blame for the increase in breast cancer for both men and women. Putting aluminum right on your lymph nodes can not possibly be good for you.
1/4 cup of the following:
- Arrow Root
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil
Mix and then put into small glass mason jar or load into a deodorant dispenser. You can also add essential oils to this recipe. A few drops goes a long way. Keep in mind that adding essential oils could cause skin irritation.
You should also be sure to let the deodorant soak in a bit before putting on clothing as it might cause slight staining of the material because of the oil, though I haven’t had an issue with it myself.
Homemade Deodorant Coconut Oil Recipe For Sensitive Skin
1/3 cup coconut oil (like this)
3 Tbs. beeswax, grated or pellets (like this)
2 Tbs. shea butter (like this)
1/3 cup arrowroot powder (like this)
2 Tbs. baking soda (reduce to 1 Tbs if still to harsh for your skin)
10 – 15 drops essential oil** (where to buy essential oils)
fills two deodorant containers (like these)
1. Melt coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted.
2. Once completely melted remove off heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Then add essential oils. Mix thoroughly, but quickly as mixture will start to thicken.
3. Pour into two empty deodorant containers (like these) and let your homemade deodorant sit until completely set (give it a couple hours for good measure). Place lid on and use as you would any other deodorant.
Homemade Deodorant Coconut Oil Recipe – that Won’t Melt!
- 3 Tablespoons expeller pressed coconut oil
- 1-3 Tablespoon cocoa butter (depending on how moisturizing you want it to be)
- 2 Tablespoon Beeswax (I like this one)
- 3 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1-3Tablespoon baking soda (see note)
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional but helps the deodorant stay fresh for longer)
- 25-90 drops essential oils of choice, I used sweet orange and lavender (I get high quality EOs here)
- clean deodorant containers (like these, or you can reuse an old one)
There you have it! Three good homemade deodorant coconut oil recipes to save you from the horrible plight of either being odoriferous or damaging your health.