Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homemade Deodorant

This homemade deodorant is super easy to make.  It is not only NOT harmful to you but the ingredients are actually good for your skin creating a deodorant that is naturally antimicrobial, moisturizing and absorbent.  Plus it smells fantastic!  As with everything I make at home, it is also cost effective.  While Coconut Oil and essential oils are not cheap, this batch lasts a long time and in the end it is less expensive than regular and especially store bought alternative deodorants and it doesn't irritate my skin like some of the alternative brands do.

Melt on low in a saucepan -

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • 20 Drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

You can always double this - I usually do.  Once the ingredients are all melted together, pour the mixture into a jar.  Use your fingers to apply as needed.  When my husband finally lets me make him some deodorant I will use rosemary instead of the lavender.   I absolutely love this deodorant and it works beautifully. 

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  1. I love, love, love the smell of coconut - if I don't use the lavender oil will it still smell like coconut?! I can't wait to try this!

  2. I love the smell of coconut too! I think the deodorant will smell like coconut without the lavender but nothing like say a store bought coconut tanning oil if that is the coconut smell you like, mmmmm! The lavender offers antiseptic properties as does the tea tree oil. Come to think of it, the tea tree oil would overpower the coconut smell all on it's own and I'm pretty sure it's an important ingredient...