Unlike many commercially-made antiperspirants, my homemade deodorant recipe contains no cancer-causing chemicals or aluminum, which has also been linked to Alzheimers. My husband and I have been using this deodorant for years and feel good knowing that we’re using a recipe we can trust.
At first, it can take time for your skin to adjust. Many people go through a detox period, after so many years of using chemicals. Making sure you have optimal magnesium levels and doing clay packs on your underarms can help.
If you’ve made my lotion bars or lip balm, then you already have most of the ingredients on hand to make this deodorant. You won’t need shea butter for this recipe, though.
- 1/2 c. cold-pressed organic coconut oil (or this product)
- 6 Tablespoons White Beeswax pellets
- 1/2 c. Arrowroot powder
- 1/2 c. baking soda (optional – I leave this out for my sensitive skin)
- Essential Oils, such as my favorite:
- Two empty deodorant containers or soap bar molds
- Create a double boiler by placing a small metal or glass bowl over a pot of water. I like to use my 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup for this, so it’s actually surrounded by the hot water.
- Blend arrowroot powder and baking soda (optional) in a dish. Set aside.
- In the double boiler over medium-low heat, melt the beeswax and coconut oil, stirring frequently.
- Remove the double boiler from heat. Add the arrowroot mixture to the melted beeswax and blend well.
- Add essential oils, adjusting as needed for your liking. Blend thoroughly.
- Pour into desired containers and place in refrigerator or freezer to set.