Make Your Own Natural Deodorant

Soothing, yet effective, this natural homemade deodorant stick works without baking soda nor coconut oil and uses zinc to help combat odors for those with sensitive skin.

We are transitioning to more and more natural products. It feels so good to add this Homemade Deodorant Recipe to the list of items we are making at home. It’s been a gradual process and we have loved everything we have made.

INGREDIENTS FOR NATURAL DEODORANT

  • ¼ cup raw organic coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 2 Tablespoon shea butter
  • ¼ cup aluminum-free baking powder
  • ½ Tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ Tablespoon arrowroot OR non-GMO organic cornstarch
  • 15 drops essential oils
  • 1 empty deodorant container

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NATURAL DEODORANT

  1. Combine coconut oil, shea butter, and the cocoa butter and/or kokum butter in a double boiler.*
  2. As soon as you are able to stir the mixture, remove the mason jar from the heat so it’s not too hot for the other ingredients.
  3. The mixture needs to be thick enough to stir, but thin enough so that there are no air pockets.
  4. Stir in the baking soda, and arrowroot.
  5. Add the essential oils once cooled.
  6. You want a homogenous mixutre that is barely melted. If you are making multiple bars, this mixture will hold up well if stored in a cool, dark place.

*Double boiler:

  1. Fill a medium pot halfway with water.
  2. Add the mixture to a dedicated wide-mouth pint sized mason jar.
  3. No need to wash between each use. Simply store it in a cool, dry place for the next batch.

Stove:

  1. Gas stoves run hot. So set your gas stove no higher than 2.
  2. On an electric stove, warm the double boiler on the lowest setting. Preparing this recipe on an electric stove will take longer. But doing so on the lowest heat setting will help prevent the coconut oil from separating.

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