Making Homemade Deodorant

We have been interested in making homemade deodorant for a while.  Have you?

We are not much of a conspiracy theorists but putting that much chemical on our armpits every day and chemically clogging and controlling sweat glands just doesn’t seem like a good idea when you think about it rationally… you know?  Obviously, scientists haven’t made any strong connections between health problems and deodorant use, but why risk it?  Making homemade deodorant is easy and cheap!  Read on to learn more.

In this post, we are not going to give you “our” recipe we started by checking out everyone ELSE’s recipes and deciding where we want to start.  From what we have learned so far, making homemade deodorant is a lot of trial and error and you might need to try different recipes before you find what works specifically for your body.  So… without further ado, here are some of the supplies you’ll need and some of the top recipes found around the web.

Supplies for Making Homemade Deodorant

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Nature's Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda, 16 Ounce
Starwest Botanicals Organic Arrowroot Powder
Miibox 100% Raw Unrefined Organic Shea Butter
Stakich White Beeswax Block - Natural, Cosmetic Grade - 1 Pound
Plant Therapy 7 & 7 Essential Oilss Set 7 Single Oils
DMtse Deodorant Containers
Ball Mason Wide Mouth Half Pint Jars

 

Here are some standard ingredients that I’ve seen used for making homemade deodorant:

Coconut Oil
Baking Soda 
Arrowroot Powder 
Shea Butter 
Beeswax
Essential Oils 
Stick Containers
Small Jars 

these are so handy for so many things!  We love them!

Making Homemade Deodorant

We love the blog Frugally Sustainable and this recipe for Hormone Balancing Deodorant – here (Frugally+Sustainable) is something we really want to try.  It also makes a solid stick, which would be really convenient for application.

This post from Scratch Mommy – here includes some ingredients we are not used to seeing but it does not include baking soda.  From what we have read, baking soda can irritate some people’s skin.

Thank Your Body has a recipe specifically for sensitive pits – here .  We are sure many of you could use this!

Detoxifying deodorant – here?  That sounds like a good idea!

Another baking soda free homemade deodorant – here.

This one uses corn starch, which makes me a little nervous, but it’s posted by Jill of The Prairie Homestead – here.

If sensitive skin is your concern, you might want to check out Mommypotomus’s recipe. – here.  We find Heather to be a pretty good source of natural living information.

Those are a lot of links to check out.  But each one has its own merits…. if you make your own deodorant,