3 Easy Homemade Deodorant Recipes

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These days, most people consider deodorant an apparent necessity.

However, various studies have shown that there are certain chemicals in deodorant which can be harmful or even carcinogenic.

Store-bought deodorant contains aluminum, which interrupts your body’s natural sweating process and can increase estrogen levels, which can lead to breast cancer.

But don’t worry – you don’t have to deal with rank armpits just to save your health. There are various homemade natural deodorants which offer a safer and cheaper alternative.​

You won’t save huge money by making your own deodorant, but you will be a healthier person. These homemade recipes offer a creative hobby which could end up saving your life one day.

​Keep in mind, it will take your body a little time to get used to going without commercial deodorants, but once it does, things get so much better! I noticed that within weeks, I wasn't sweating as much to begin with. This is because there are no longer additives blocking your sweat glands causing them to go into overdrive. Pretty cool, eh?!

Be sure to experiment with your own combinations of essential oils to create your own unique deodorant for any of the below recipes. For example, tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties.


Would you rather buy?

Here is my guide on the best natural deodorant for men or women. 🙂


Basic Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe

Coconut oil is an incredibly versatile substance. Not only is it great for your skin when used as a standalone, but it can also be used to create several homemade products – including deodorant.

This arrowroot, coconut oil, and baking soda deodorant is the easiest of the 3 recipes in this post.

Total Time:

10-15 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Apply a small amount under arms.

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix baking soda and arrowroot together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add coconut oil and mix with a fork.
  • Add essential oil if desired.
  • Store in an old deodorant container or get these containers.

If you happen to be allergic to coconut oil, that’s okay. You can substitute with almond or avocado oil – just use about half as much as the original recipe.


Shea Butter Deodorant Recipe

This Shea Butter recipe builds off our basic coconut oil deodorant. The shea butter offers a moisturizing effect and pleasant aroma.

Total Time:

15-20 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Apply a small amount under arms.
  • Be careful of melting.

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a mason jar.
  • Place jar in a saucepan of water.
  • Place over medium heat, until melted.
  • Remove from heat, add and mix baking soda and arrowroot powder.
  • Add essential oils if desired.
  • Store in a glass container and let cool.
  • You can also let cool and put in one of these for easier use.

This takes a little more effort to make, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a moisturizing deodorant with a pleasant scent.


Beeswax Deodorant Recipe

Beeswax deodorant is a great option for the summer months. Beeswax helps add a stronger consistency to your deodorant and makes it less susceptible to melting. If you’re wondering where the heck to find beeswax, don’t worry. You can easily buy pellets on Amazon.

Total Time:

30 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Apply a small amount under arms.
  • This recipe makes about 2 sticks, cut in half if you only want 1.

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine coconut oil and beeswax in a mason jar.
  • Place jar in a saucepan of water.
  • Place over low heat.
  • Continuously stir until beeswax melts.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Stir until paste develops.
  • Quickly pour paste into empty deodorant container (warning: it hardens quickly).

Beeswax deodorant may be a bit more complicated to make, but it’s also our most reliable recipe. In the colder months, feel free to take it easy with one of our simpler recipes. But make sure to keep this one ready for summertime.

Written by Ashley

Chief editor here at Nontoxic Reboot. I'm passionate about providing you with the best and easiest ways to make your world healthier and a little less toxic.

These days, most people consider deodorant an apparent necessity. However, various studies have shown that there are certain chemicals in deodorant which can be harmful or even carcinogenic. But don’t worry – you don’t have to deal with rank armpits just to save your health. There are various homemade deodorants which offer a safer and cheaper alternative.

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