As an alternative to commercial deodorants—make your own! Making your own deodorant is inexpensive, effective and great for your body and the environment.
¼ cup aluminum free baking soda
¼ cup arrowroot (may substitute with cornstarch)
3-5 tablespoons coconut oil
15 drops desired essential oil (see recommendations below)
1 empty deodorant container
Recommended essential oils: Lemon, Tea Tree, Lavender, doTERRA On Guard®, Lime, Geranium, Lemongrass, Purify, and Thyme.
Note: If you live in a warm climate you can add one ounce of melted shea or cocoa butter to recipe.
- Combine baking soda, arrowroot, and essential oil in bowl.
- Combine coconut oil with other ingredients one tablespoon at a time until mixture is at desired consistency.
- Press firmly into empty deodorant container and let sit until coconut oil solidifies.