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Easy DIY Natural Deodorant Recipe

Here’s an easy DIY natural deodorant that really works! I got the recipe about three weeks ago from The Organic Momma who got it from a friend in a forum she’s in. With the rave review she gave it, I decided to give it a try. It looked extremely easy to make and inexpensive with ingredients that most of us already have in our own kitchens. And I’m so glad I did because it has now replaced my other best natural deodorants (Soapwalla Natural Deodorant Cream & Blissoma Natural Deodorant Spray…I used to have to use these together) up to this point and keeps me fresh all day long. It’s been great on my sensitive underarms and doesn’t cause any redness or irritation. I’d love to read your comments if you decide to make this natural deodorant recipe and hear about how it worked for you. Enjoy!

Natural Deodorant Ingredients:
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda (or use arrowroot powder instead if your skin is sensitive to baking soda)
6 tablespoons organic coconut oil

Natural Deodorant Directions: In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of all natural or organic corn starch and 1/4 cup of baking soda together. Next, add 6 tablespoons of organic coconut oil to the corn starch and baking soda. Mix all three ingredients together with a spoon until the consistency is smooth without any crumbling. Lastly, spoon out your natural deodorant mix into a jar and apply to underarms with fingertips daily (or an empty deodorant stick if you prefer). The mixture will solidify after a while or you can stick it in the refrigerator to help speed the solidifying process up.

The baking soda deodorizes and the coconut oil is antibacterial which gives it a nice light scent. It goes on clear and can be layered without buildup.

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“Easy DIY Natural Deodorant Recipe”
  • I use this! Instead of corn starch, I use arrowroot starch (no GMO’s)
    and you can also add essential oil to it for fragrance. ) i like a citrusy one or lavender.

  • HI! just made this today. I love that it’s creamy in the jar and dry on my skin. I added vitamin E and some sweet orange oil and so far I’m liking it! ( but I’ve only had it on for about an hour :)…I was wondering if anyone has used this long term and if it damages clothes? I’d be worried that the cocoonut oil would leave oily stains on my shirts…espcially white ones or silk etc. any thoughts?

  • I use organic virgin coconut from the jar and the salt crystal. The salt crystal can irritate the skin so I switch to the coconut when it happens. People ask me, “Don’t your underarms stink?” I say, “When they do, I take a shower.” People aren’t made not to take showers, I think it’s much better to be natural.

  • I’m too lazy to make my own deodorant. Lol. I usually order Lavilin underarm cream on Amazon, arrives a few days later, and I am set for a while. Just need to apply a small amount to my underarms once a week and I’m good for the week!

  • Try mixing 2/3 baking soda with 1/3 organic corn starch and a few drops orange (or any) essential oil in an empty spice shaker jar. Wet hands, shake on the mixture and apply to underarms. This does not harm clothes and works great!

  • I just made this today. It came out perfect:). I cleaned out an empty deodorant stick and pour it in. Stuck it in the fridge to solidify . Works great:)

  • I made this and I LOVE it! It was a little weird at first using my fingers (will have to look into getting an empty stick container), but it works!

    I made a few changes:
    -Replaced 1 of the 6 TBS of coconut oil with plumeria essential oil (was afraid it would be too liquidy if I added it on top)
    -Used 3TBS Arrowroot/1TBS baking soda (I have sensitive skin – so this was a “just in case”)
    -I also used a couple shakes of sea salt (read that it helps to cut the coconut oil smell)

    It took about an hr to solidify in the fridge. I love that it made me stay dry all day and because it was all natural I was even able to use a tiny bit on the sides of my nose and on my upper lip (prone to sweating), and I stayed dry! I was a little bit worried about a potential breakout, but so far so good. I only used it on my face once to try it and it has been 3 days with no adverse reaction.

    The combo of the Plumeria and coconut oil give it a wonderfully tropical summer smell. Sooo yummy! I will be doing a mid-summer 5k in June, cannot wait to see how it holds up in real heat! ;)

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