Over the last few months we have made So many different types of deodorant… I guess you could say we have a deodorant addiction.
One of my favorite DIY’s for deodorant is by far, homemade deodorant paste. It’s easy to think that a paste would be sloppy and runny, but that could be furthest from the truth. It is probably one of the best DIY’s I have ever done and use regularly.
The husband of the house couldn’t fathom applying a paste to his arms, so we formulated this homemade deodorant for sensitive skin. That works incredibly well too – it’s darker in color and very effective at combating that under arm stink. My 10 year old wanted something that was ‘hers” and portable so we made the deodorant bars – and so far they work great for her. She keeps them in the bathroom and applies every morning. Because they are smaller and individualized, she feels like she is special.
Just this past month, I was cleaning out the cabinets in preparation to reduce the amount of “stuff” we had in the house and I came across some empty deodorant containers that I had forgotten about.
So there it began – another DIY deodorant that I could use this hot, dry summer here in Arizona. Have I mentioned it’s the first week in April and already in the 90’s? Yep, that’s how I feel too.
This deodorant has been incredible as well. I know… I love the others that I have made before. But this is as plain as it gets – it’s the normal deodorant color, and it wards against the odor really well. It’s the perfect texture and applies on perfectly.
We always have tapioca starch/flour on hand at home for gluten-free baking – but if you don’t have it available, feel free to substitute an organic cornstarch.
Does this Deodorant Work?
Stopping the body’s ability to sweat is not a natural process – you need to allow yourself the opportunity for it to do this naturally. If you have recently made the switch to a natural deodorant, I highly suggest you do an Armpit Detox for at least 3 days if not a week to allow your body to purge the toxins.
After that detox, you may find that this natural deodorant works so much better than any commercial variety ever did.
We used Tea Tree and Blue Cypress for our deodorant – but you could use any combination of essential oils, or forego them altogether. Opt for Lemongrass, Purification, Patchouli, or even Cedarwood.
With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own deodorant at home - it's safe, effective and inexpensive.
- 1/4 C. coconut oil
- 1/4 C. organic beeswax pastilles
- 1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
- 1/4 C. organic tapioca starch
- 15 drops of your favorite essential oil (Purification, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, etc.)
- Combine the coconut oil and beeswax in a small glass jar and microwave at short intervals until melted.
- Allow to rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the baking soda and tapioca starch and mix until smooth.
- Stir in the essential oils.
- Pour into empty deodorant containers and allow to sit (undisturbed) until hardened, at room temperature.
Feel free to substitute baking soda for more tapioca starch. An Armpit Detox is highly suggested prior to moving in the direction of a natural deodorant.
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