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Friday, June 8, 2012

Homemade Deodorant Recipe

So on Monday, when I posted my Coconut Oil giveaway I mentioned that I make my own deodorant with coconut oil, and promised the recipe the next day-whoops!  The week has flown by and here we are on Friday. A little late, but here it is.  Thanks to Amy at Life's Little Crazies for sharing with me!!  This recipe comes from Crunchy Betty-click to go to her original post that I got the recipe from, for even more info.

1/4 c. baking soda
1/4 c. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
5Tbsp coconut oil
Optional-essential oils for scent

Mix everything together very well in a small container. 

We love this deodorant.  I've been using a clinical strength deodorant, and this works even better.  I personally didn't use the essential oils, as I love the smell of the coconut oil.  The interesting thing is that depending on how warm it is, your deodorant may have a different consistency one day to the next.  When it was colder, mine was very solid; now that it is warm it is more liquid. 

Want to win some coconut oil?  Click here for my giveaway going on through June 12th!


Amy said...

I just made my second batch. The first time, I only did a half batch to test it out. I added less baking soda and more coconut oil this go around. My pits are a little irritated. I also added lavender, tea tree and frankincense essential oils to the mix.

Anonymous said...

Hi Athena how are you?

Natural deodorant said...

I still sweat like crazy but I don't smell except a bit musky in the very late part of the day if it's really warm out (by warm I mean the high 90s with lots of humidity). I don't mind smelling a bit musky as long as I don't smell of that sweet cloying sweat smell if you know what I mean. Using deodorant is also a good option.