I hope I don’t lose you as a reader after posting that title. But, it’s true.
I had tried so many deodorants, with the most recent one being Secret Clinical Strength, and never felt like any of them worked that well. When I became pregnant I also became part hippy and started getting really concerned about all the unnatural and potentially carcinogenic materials that I was putting on my body. So I thought, really, what did I have to lose to try an all-natural, homemade deodorant?
Not only did it work fabulously, but it also didn’t leave any stains on my clothing (which can’t be said for the other deodorant I was using). I haven’t gone back since and continue to share the recipe with friends, especially those that are expecting. Even my husband is a convert! He says it works just as well as any of the other brands he has tried.
And because you have stuck with me and continued reading even after learning my hippy secret, I’ll share the recipe with you:
How to Make Natural Deodorant:
Ingredients: Baking soda, Arrowroot (found in the spice aisle or you can use corn starch), coconut oil, essential oils
- Mix baking soda and arrowroot together in a medium sized bowl.
- Mash in coconut oil with a fork until well mixed.
- Add oils if desired (I like to use Melaleuca as it has antifungal properties).
- Store in small glass jar or old deodorant container for easy use.
Note: Because the base is coconut oil, it will melt at temps over 75 degrees. If it does melt, just stick it in the fridge until it gets back to a solid state. I recently got back from a bachelorette party in Palm Springs and gave everyone a heads up that yes, that was my deodorant in a mason jar in the fridge. Bonus: it’s a great ice breaker to meeting new friends when traveling.