Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Everybody's doing it...Homemade Deodorant

Maybe it's just me, but everywhere I look people are making homemade deodorant. When I read about just how easy it is to make the stuff......well I certainly couldn't be left out. No wonder...."everybody's doing it!!!"  :)

Natural deodorant is really important to me.  Dad raised us to not use the stuff with aluminum in it, we always used "the rock" as we called it, the crystal rock. And yes it works, but it always causes my pits to get dry and itchy. I have really sensitive skin.

And then I have used all the natural brands, and while they kind of work they are pricey!!!  The last one I used was some natural stuff from Tom's of Maine.....I don't think it worked at all. Hmmmmm....maybe that's why I haven't seen any of my friends lately!!! :)

This is one of those recipes where you pretty much have everything on hand too!! How cool is that?

I want to give a special thanks to Homestead Revival for sharing easy instructions on making it!!!

You can find her post on it here

What you will need:

And below you can see the recipe in my pic, it's that easy.
(I doubled the recipe for our family)

1/4 c. baking soda, 1/4 c. cornstarch, 5-6 Tablespoons coconut oil

Before you mix these 3 ingredients together if you like add 5-20 drops of tea tree oil, I used 25 drops of lavender oil.

It says to use a mixer, and since I don't own one I used my hands. I'm kind of afraid of electrical appliances, I'm not sure why but they scare me.  Even blenders. Okay I hope your laughing now that I've confessed this little idiosyncrasy!!!
I mixed this stuff with my hands and it was FUN!!! And it moisturized my hands in the process (boy they needed it)

And of-course I can's have deodorant without in being in a pretty little container, I used a pint jar and added a floral label to the lid.

It even makes good decor for my bathroom shelf!!!!

So that's it......hope you enjoy making yours. And as I read on the Homestead Revival blog it only takes a very little bit!!!


  1. Interesting. I'll have to try this. I must be out of it because this is the first post I've seen about homemade deodorant. I too use a deodorant stone and love it. Can't stand the other stuff, but still, this recipe might come in handy.

    BTW, I use the same kind of baking soda. Do you by chance shop at an Aldi's :)

  2. Leigh, I am glad this was new info for you. :) We sure do, love Aldi, since they have "Aldi food you can eat" on words there we would say growing up, I was raised on Aldi food, ha ha ha :)