No Secrets Homemade Deoderant Recipe

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NO SECRETS Homemade Deoderant

Amy Alusa


I found a site that I think is really good. I wanted to share it with EVERYONE! Check it out! Lots of information, economical recipes, homemade mixes, etc. This I was particularly interested in; especially due to the store-bought links to breast cancer.

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Makes 1 stick of deoderant


5 Min


10 Min


4 Tbsp
coconut oil
drops of lavender essential oil (or other scented essential oil (must be essential oil!)
drops of vitamin e ((or the contents of 1 vitamin e capsule, just prick it with a needle & squeeze)
2 Tbsp
baking soda
2 Tbsp
corn starch or arrowroot powder
2 tsp
grated beeswax or beeswax pellets
empty deoderant container

Directions Step-By-Step

In a small saucepan combing the coconut oil and beeswax over very low heat, alternatively you can use a double boiler, but don't use the microwave for this one. The coconut oil will melt quickly, the beeswax will take a few moments.
Remove from heat, cool slightly, and stir in baking soda, cornstarch, vitamin E and lavender essential oil. It is imperative that you use True Essential oil and NOT a fragrance oil. The lavender offers antibacterial properties in addition to a great scent. The beeswax will help your finished product stay firm in the container. The vitamin E is a natural preservative.
Keep in mind when using your homemade deodorant that there is an adjustment period as your body detoxifies. About a week after you begin using the product you may notice a stronger odor as your sweat glands finally purge the chemical mess that has built up! Just reapply your homemade deodorant if needed. A small number of people may have sensitivities to baking soda, if you know you have a sensitivity, you can use substitute Cornstarch in it's place.
Other Scent Choices: First, let me start by saying that the scent of this homemade deodorant is VERY Light. I tested this thoroughly by showering, applying, then running 3 miles in 90+ degree weather in the South. Not only did it work fabulous, it didn't have a heavy perfume"y" stench like commercial deodorants tend to have. Here are some additional scent choices:
Rosemary Essential Oil
Cloves Essential Oil (For Men)
Lime Essential Oil (Men)
Cancer Risks of Deodorant:

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles