Healthy Homemade Deodorant

coconut oil

coconut oil

Save money, prolong your health and try a new project that's simple and DIY.  Follow this recipe to make your own deodorant -- all with a few simple ingredients! Homemade Deodorant


1/2 cup melted unrefined virgin coconut oil (which corresponds to 4 tablespoons of solid coconut oil)

1/3 cup baking soda

1/2 cup corn starch (non-GMO) or arrowroot

10 drops of essential oils (try peppermint and cinnamon or select your favorites)

glass jar with lid


-Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl

-Add the melted coconut oil and essential oils and stir well.  You'll end up with a fragrant paste which should be poured into a jar before it solidifies.  (Remember, coconut oil's natural state is solid).

-Leave it to cool naturally before placing it in the fridge for extra solidification.  You can keep it at room temperature for easier application but you can also keep it in your fridge.

-The amounts can be adjusted to make a large batch as desired.  Enjoy!