As a healthy alternative to commercial deodorants—make your own! Making your own deodorant is inexpensive, effective, natural, 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, Melaleuca, Lavender, doTERRA On Guard®, Lime, Geranium, Lemongrass, Purify, and Thyme.
Note: If you live in a warm climate, add one ounce of melted shea or cocoa butter to recipe.
1. Combine baking soda, arrowroot, and essential oil in bowl.
2. Combine coconut oil with other ingredients one tablespoon at a time until mixture is at desired consistency.
3. Press firmly into empty deodorant container and let sit until coconut oil solidifies.