Natural Deodorant

How to Make DeodorantNatural Deodorant

With so many toxic ingredients found in almost everything I am constantly exploring natural health solutions and always on the lookout for safe, natural body products like my Buttery Lip Balm. A couple of years back Bestie shared an all Natural Deodorant recipe with me. It consisted of melting coconut oil and blending in baking soda and corn starch. It had to be stored in a small jar and applied by hand. It worked just fine, except when the weather got warm the coconut oil would melt and the deodorant was too messy to mess with. So, I went back to buying all-natural brands of deodorant available at health food stores. Unfortunately, I kept having mild allergic reactions to almost every brand out there. This really left me no real options so I had to find a simple Natural Deodorant recipe that was effective. How to Make Deoderant This led me to make my own Natural Deodorant. {something I never thought I’d be sharing on my blog} I’ve created a recipe and tested it for several months. Details aside, it has been the best deodorant I have ever used. Use empty containers you already have or order them through Amazon. I purchased mine. Find the supply list below with links. Order Deodorant Tubes This process is so easy and the ingredients aren’t that difficult to find. Here’s what you do. Gather these ingredients {printable recipe below}: 2 Empty Deodorant Containers, 1/4 C. Coconut Oil, 2.5 T. Beeswax Pellets, 2 T. Shea Butter, 1/4 C. Baking Soda, 1/4 C. Arrowroot Powder, 20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil, 20 Drops Young Living Purification Oil (or 10 drops Lemon and 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oils), and 2-4 Drops Castor Oil (use less Castor Oil if you live in a warm climate). Make your own deodorant Before you start melting your ingredients begin simmering a pot of water. Line up your two deodorant tubes on a flat surface. I used a cutting board. Be sure to leave enough room to pour the mixture into the tubes. Filling the tubes happens pretty fast so you will want to be prepared. If you have a double boiler then use this. I don’t have one so I improvised. I took my 4 C. Pyrex measuring cup and set it over a small pot of simmering water. That way, I would have a pouring spout. Add the coconut oil, Shea butter, and beeswax pellets to the glass measuring cup or bowl on top of the simmering water. DO NOT add the oils yet!!! DIY Lip Balm Slowly melt all of the ingredients EXCEPT the oils in the glass measuring cup or bowl. Once melted, quickly remove from heat and blend in baking soda and arrowroot powder. Once blended add in essential oils and castor oil. Immediately pour into containers and let sit until hardened.

Natural Deodorant
  • 2 Empty Deodorant Containers
  • ¼ C. Coconut Oil
  • 2.5 T. Beeswax Pellets
  • 2 T. Shea Butter
  • ¼ C. Baking Soda
  • ¼ C. Arrowroot Powder
  • 20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Young Living Purification Oil (or 10 drops Lemon and 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oils)
  • 2-4 Drops Castor Oil (use less Castor Oil if you live in a warm climate)
  1. Using a double boiler, slowly melt the Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax Pellets. You can also use a pot of simmering water with a glass bowl on top.
  2. Combine coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in small saucepan. Melt over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and QUICKLY stir in baking soda and arrowroot powder. Blend with a fork.
  4. Add essential oils and castor oil.
  5. Once everything is well blended, pour into containers and let sit out until hardened.
  6. Using a warm damp cloth, wipe off any excess that may have dripped down the sides when pouring.
  7. Makes two containers of deodorant.
How to Make Deodorant If you want labels, I made the mine using the website. I used one of their preset designs, added in my text, and printed on some labels I had in the cabinet. How to Make Deodorant

All-Natural Moisturizing Deodorant Ingredients:

Most of these ingredients can be purchased at local grocery stores and/or health food stores. High quality essential oils can be purchased at health food stores with the exception of Purification Essential Oil. Purification must be purchased through a Young Living Essential Oil distributor like me. After experimenting with other options, I feel that Purification is the best choice for neutralizing odors. Not all essential oils are equal and I suggest you read this article about essential oil quality. A lower quality essential oil may not be as effective. Disclosure: I am an Amazon Affiliate and a YLEO Associate. I will receive compensation when you purchase one of these products. Deodorant Containers Coconut Oil Beeswax Pellets Baking Soda Arrowroot Powder Essential Oils** YLEO Purification Blend **There is so much more I can say about Essential Oils. If you are interested in knowing more about Young Living Essential Oils, please contact me via email and we can chat. If you don’t want to enroll in YLEO but still want a bottle of oil, email me about purchasing one. Also, I advise extreme caution when working with any essential oil. There are many out there who are not properly trained in their use. I trust the information from Lea Harris at Learning About EO. She is certified in advanced studies in the use of essential oils. I HIGHLY recommend you look through her information. Essential oils require careful handling regarding amounts used in any recipe ~ especially if it will be used on children. For more natural and healing recipes checkout my Essential Oils Pinterest board: Follow Leslie Rutland {}’s board Essential Oils on Pinterest.


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  1. says

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    • Leslie says

      I’ve never tried using cocoa butter instead of she butter. However, they are similar so I’d give it a try.

  2. Patti says

    Leslie, could this be made without the baking soda? Or is there a comparable substitute? A friend gave my daughter some homemade deodorant and she had a reaction that they are pretty sure is caused by the baking soda.

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