Natural Homemade Deodorant
May 20, 2013 in Homemade Bath & Body Products
Once again, we’ve sniffed out another great home-grown project for you – Natural Homemade Deodorant! Before you turn your nose up and run away, here me out. This is a tried and true homemade deodorant recipe that is very popular in the natural and organic communities. Best of all, it is fragrant and also works as an antiperspirant.
Easy & Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe
Let’s face it. You stink and sweat! But you don’t have to settle for unnatural deodorant products. Why not go O’natural? Not only is it more affordable to create your own natural homemade deodorant, it is healthier for you. Some studies have even linked aluminum, which is in most store-bought deodorants, with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Now, chances are you’re not going to develop an illness because you use artificial deodorant products. Still, there is a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that you’re making something natural and healthy for you. Whether you’re concerned for your health, want to save money, or simply want to make a product that is effective, this recipe will do the trick.
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Cornstarch (Or Arrowroot Starch)
1/3 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil (Solid, not Liquid)
Essential Oils (Optional)
Natural Homemade Deodorant Mix Up!
Mix the baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl. Then add the coconut oil, using a fork. You don’t want to melt the “solid-state” coconut oil. Use it as is. Play around with the amount of coconut oil. 1/3 cup may be too much for you. Some people find that four to six tablespoons work well. Ensure that everything is mixed well.
Add some essential oil to the mixture. There are many varieties of oils to choose from at your natural foods store. When you’re finished, put the mixture in a small container and apply with your fingers when needed. Better yet, use your old deodorant container. Spoon the homemade deodorant into the container, shape it, and enjoy the fresh smelling scent.
Keep in mind, coconut oil melts when it gets too hot. So make sure to keep it in a cooler dry place. If you’d like, keep it in the refrigerator. You’ll find that this natural homemade deodorant works well for you, and you can mix up the scents with different smelling oils to suit your taste.
Note: Don’t want to do the work? Skip the steps altogether by visiting Organic Wholesale Club for natural women’s deodorants and men’s deodorant. They come in many different varieties, and they are inexpensive too.