DIY Natural Deodorant

Sarah ClaburnEssential Oil Recipes, Natural DIY, Non Toxic Living

You’ve probably heard the reports on antiperspirant not being the best for your body (and if you haven’t, Google it!). So a few winters ago I decided to make my own one day when I was iced in at my house. It was so easy and you can really use whichever oils you prefer. Mine changes each time! lol I do generally always have lavender and Frankincense in each batch along with the Thieves and Purification. Just play around and see what works best for you, I have seen a lot of recipes that recommend sage essential oil.

Here’s a basic recipe I found. Depending on your skin, you may want to use less baking soda – some people find it irritates their underarm a little. Don’t panic! Adjust the recipe to how it works best for you.

1/4 cup each cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) and baking soda
6 tbs. coconut oil
10 drops each Purification and Thieves oils

I mixed the powdered ingredients together in a glass bowl, then basically “cut” the coconut oil in like you would cut shortening into a pie dough. Once it was all well mixed, I added in the oils a few drops at a time to get them all distributed. The result was a fairly stiff paste.

I had deliberately saved my empty Tom’s container to reuse. I just dialed it all the way to the bottom and started stuffing balls of the mixture into the container.It looked like this when I was done:

finished

These days I use the empty containers I order off of Amazon, or I also just keep it in a small jar and use my fingers to apply it.

If you’ve made your own – which oils do you prefer to use in yours?

And I totally get that not everyone wants to spend the time making your own deodorant. But you can still get a great non-toxic deodorant from Young Living, which is what I take with me when I travel. Click HERE to learn more about just some of the personal care items available through Young Living.

Be blessed, and let me know how I can help you find better health!
Sarah 🙂