Once you start using DIY Homemade deodorant, you’ll never go back.  What you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. You can learn more about what the most important deodorant ingredients to avoid.

When I started on my natural deodorant journey, it’s wasn’t pretty. I wanted to avoid the ingredients in regular deodorant, so I bought a natural brand in the health food isle.DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipes (3)

The problem was, the natural deodorants didn’t work. I would end up stinky half way through my day.  So frustrating. My husband took notice. How embarrassing.

After a little searching, I stumbled upon the idea to make my own deodorant. I watched a few youtube videos and took the leap.  My first batch was a lump of deodorant in a jar, I would take a little bit and rub it in. Now I put it in deodorant sticks, it makes application a breeze.

The DIY homemade deodorant worked. It worked crazy good.

Way better than any other deodorant I’d tried. EVER!

So here’s the magic recipe I started with. And two bonus recipes. One with less baking soda and other is baking soda free. Too much baking soda can irritate very sensitive skin.

How to Make DIY Homemade Deodorant

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Simple 3 Ingredient Deodorant

Ingredients

2 TBSP Baking Soda

2 TBSP Cornstarch or Arrowroot Powder

2 TBSP Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Combine equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Melt your coconut oil. If it’s summer, it will naturally be softer. If it’s winter, just gently heat it in a double boiler or the microwave if you’re in a pinch. I get my coconut oil on Amazon’s subscribe and save so I never run out.
  3. Add the coconut oil to the baking soda and cornstartch/arrorowroot mixture.
  4. Mix thoroughly mixed until a runny mashed potatoes consistency is achieved.
  5. Pour into a jar or container for storage. You can also reuse old deodorant container, just clean it out first. I buy new deodorant containers from amazon (affiliate link).

The temperature outside will make a big difference in the consistency. In summer, I find I need to add a little more baking soda and cornstarch. If the mixture is too hard, just add some more coconut oil.

You can put it in the fridge to harden for a few hours. Then store it at room temperature for easy application.

Super Simple Sensitive Skin Deodorant

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Ingredients

1 TBSP Baking Soda

3 TBSP Cornstarch or Arrowroot Powder

2 TBSP Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Combine baking soda and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Melt your coconut oil. If it’s summer, it will naturally be softer. If it’s winter, just gently heat it in a double boiler or the microwave if you’re in a pinch. I get my coconut oil on Amazon’s subscribe and save so I never run out (affiliate link).
  3. Add the coconut oil to the baking soda and cornstartch/arrorowroot mixture.
  4. Mix thoroughly mixed until a runny mashed potatoes consistency is achieved.
  5. Pour into a jar or container for storage. You can also reuse old deodorant container, just clean it out first. I buy new deodorant containers from amazon (affiliate link).

The temperature outside will make a big difference in the consistency. In summer, I find I need to add a little more baking soda and cornstarch. If the mixture is too hard, just add some more coconut oil.

You can put it in the fridge to harden for a few hours. Then store it at room temperature for easy application.

Magnesium Deodorant

DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipes with magnesium oil

Ingredients

1/4 cup magnesium chloride flakes

1/4 cup distilled water

Directions

  1. Bring distilled water to a low boil.
  2. Add the magnesium chloride flakes and stir until dissolved.
  3. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray your underarms as you would normally apply deodorant.

My Mom actually discovered that this works as a deodorant by mistake. I googled it after hearing her rave about it, and she’s not alone. There are a lot of magnesium deodorant recipes out there.

This one is super simple and can be adapted based upon your skin’s needs.

NOTE: If you are magnesium deficient, it will sting when you spray it on your underarms. It did for me at first too. After a week or two, the stinging went away. Be careful to wait a little while after shaving your underarms as it will sting then as well. Once the adjustment period is over, you should be good to go.

Deodorant Additives

If you prefer a scented deodorant, feel free to add 10-20 drops of your favorite antibacterial essential oils into the deodorant.DIY Homemade Deodorant Recipes with Essential oils Personally, I prefer no scent, but the essential oils help combat the stink and smell good at the same time.

Here are a few essential oils to consider adding to your DIY homemade deodorant:

  • Petitgrain (works really well to combat oil)

  • lemongrass

  • thyme

  • lavender

  • lavender

  • tea tree

  • rosemary

  • geranium

  • lemon

Tips for Success

Have a container specifically for making deodorant, like a glass jar. That way you don’t have to clean it each time, just wipe it out.

You can make a makeshift double boiler by placing a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.

If you’re already up to date on the dangers of store-bought deodorant let’s dive in!

Wrapping upDIY Homemade Deodorant Recipes (3)

I’d love to hear how our DIY Homemade deodorant is working for you and which recipe you choose. Please comment below!

If you’re not into DIY – you can grab a stick of my DIY Homemade deodorant with shea butter & Vitamin E in my Etsy shop.