Do it Yourself Homemade Deodorant
As an alternative to store bought deodorants that often contain strange things you cannot even pronounce, many people prefer to make their own. There are many things that can be used as a natural deodorant. After doing some research recently I thought I’d give DIY Homemade Deodorant a try.
DIY Homemade Deodorant
There are many things that can be used as a natural deodorant. After doing some research recently I thought I’d give this a shot. I will have to let you know how well this works another time. With a tween and teen in the house I am sure you can all understand that deodorant is NOT a frill at all, but a necessity. And we go through it faster than ever before.
I was surprised at the range of items you can use to make your own deodorant. One small caveat though: you will want to be sure that you test things before committing to them as your body may not agree with your choice. If you break out in a rash or the skin feels irritated be sure to switch to a new method.
Many people prefer to add Essential Oils to these options listed below. Essential Oils are natural and will add your preferred scent to the option that you choose. Be sure to test that your underarms will tolerate the oils on your skin before adding them to your recipe for Do it Yourself homemade Deodorant.
Personally although I love all of the essential oils I have here ( I have peppermint and rosemary and lavender oil too) but I like the natural scent of the coconut oil on its own. It is very summery.
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There are several easy ways to make deodorant:
- Dab lemon juice under your arms, it will smell good as well as prevent sweating throughout the day. This method can work on almost any part of the body that sweats often.
- Baking Soda and Corn Starch
- You can use one or the other as well as choosing to use a mix of both. The baking soda will prevent sweating, while the corn starch will soak up moisture.
- Rubbing Alcohol
- You can use rubbing alcohol in the same manner that you would use lemon as mentioned above.
- Witch Hazel
- Witch Hazel has been said to work well as a deodorant. Its astringent-like qualities help to clear pours and block sweat from occurring.
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut oil also works well on its own as a sweat blocker. It will block the pores from sweating as well as moisturize in the process.
Basic Recipe (but this is the one we made)
- ¼ Cup Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup Corn Starch
- 5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1/8 Cup Arrow Root (Optional, reduce Coconut Oil to 3 or 4 tablespoons if opting out of using the arrow root.)
- Essential Oils (Optional, be sure your skin will tolerate essential oils before using them in this recipe.) We didn’t use any this time.
- Simply mix the above ingredients together and store in a well-covered container. So easy! Plus it smells great!
- Pin this for later because it is useful for those times when you run out. By the way my 11-year-old was very much into this DIY process.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I never would have thought to make my own deodorant. What a neat idea. I might try this sometime if I ever run out of my Dove.
I’ve wanted to do this for a while but haven’t gotten around to it! I really want to try it, a few of my kiddos have to use deodorant already too so it would be helpful to be able to make our own!
I think its neat that this can be done. I have never attempted it but it maybe worth a try!
A friend of mine always makes her own deoderant…and my mom has made it a few times! I need to make this! It scares me to think of what’s in store-bought deoderant!
Sometimes it is scary too think about what ingredients are in things like cosmetics.
Wow. I’ve never heard of home made deodorant. That’s pretty cool!
Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
I would have never thought of making my own deoderant?! But I guess I can always try, very cool idea, thanks!
I’ve never heard about this before! Thanks for the tips, sounds like a great DIY project to do.
Mom @ FamiGami
You know I just bought my regular deoderant and always cringe at the price! For a few weeks worth of use its so expensive! I will definitely give this a try and see if it lasts through my workouts 🙂 Thanks!
This is so very cool – I will try out some of these ideas – I just don’t like the deodorants that I have – and I have saved this as one of my new recipes – thank you!
I have friends that make their own deodorant. I need a strong deodorant so I’m not sure how well this works for me!
I have always wanted to make my own deodorant. I like the idea of knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin.
I love all the different suggestions about how to make the deo. I have never tried before but may take a chance now.
I’ve never done a project like this before! I bet you could make some great scents!
I didn’t know it’s this easy to create one. Knowing the essentials oils you used, I bet that the DIY deodorant would come out to have a fine scent. I like the combination of peppermint, rosemary and lavender. They’re like aromatherapy.
This is interesting! I will have to try this sometime when I have the ingredients…
These are all good to know!! Who knew there were so many, I’m impressed. 🙂
I always wondered how deodorant was made, this is such a cool thing to make at home!
This is such a great idea. I am trying to reduce the amount of chemicals i am exposed to on a daily basis. I will ave to try this for sure.
Before my daughter had her two babies she used to make all of her personal care items and some of her beauty items. She felt good that it allowed her to have total control over what she put on her body.
Heard of the first three but never heard of witch hazel and coconut oil for deodorant. That is interesting. I think I will try this out.
I have never thought about making my own deodorant. It seems easy enough to make.
This is really interesting! I would love to try this DIY deodorant.
Chrystal @ nevermore Lane
This is an interesting homemade deodorant recipes. Definitely different than some of the ones I have seen. I would caution on rubbing alcohol , lemon and witch hazel on freshly shaved arm pits. Ouch.
True enough – I love the coconut oil recipe and I didn’t opt for any lemon in mine. Coconut oil is a lot more useful than I ever thought.
It’s like DUH! Of course someone had DIY before we got deodorant in the stores! I would make mine lemon scented too!
I never even thought to make deodorant myself. Interesting to know. Thanks for sharing.
Sarah @ Must Have Mom
This is very impressive. I never realized it was so simple to create your own deodorant. Thanks for sharing!
Homemade deodorant that is so crazy. I have never really thought about making my own. That is so cool.