Make Your Own DIY Deodorant: A Simple Recipe that Works!

Written by Trina Scholte


Posted on July 03 2024

All Natural Deodorant Recipe that Really Works!



Are you tired of store-bought deodorants filled with chemicals and artificial fragrances? Making your own DIY deodorant at home is a fantastic way to ensure you're using natural, skin-friendly ingredients. Plus, it’s fun and rewarding to craft your own personal care products! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through a simple and effective DIY deodorant recipe that you can easily make at home.



Why Choose DIY Deodorant?

Many commercial deodorants contain potentially harmful ingredients like aluminum compounds, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. These can irritate the skin and may pose health risks over time. By making your own deodorant, you have complete control over what goes into it, allowing you to choose natural, gentle ingredients that are effective in combating odor and keeping you fresh all day long.



Ingredients You'll Need


1 tbsp baking soda
3 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
2 tbsp melted coconut oil 
5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil(s) Choose your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent. Popular choices include lavender, tea tree, patchouli, and lemongrass.


Optional Add-Ins


2 tablespoons shea butter: Adds extra moisturizing properties.
1 tablespoon beeswax: Helps solidify the deodorant, especially useful in warmer climates.




Small mixing bowl
Spoon or spatula
Double boiler (or a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water)
Empty deodorant container or small jar


Step-by-Step Instructions


Melt the Base Ingredients: If you’re using shea butter and beeswax, melt them along with the coconut oil in a double boiler. Stir occasionally until fully melted and combined.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder (or cornstarch).

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Once the coconut oil mixture is melted and well-mixed, remove it from the heat. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring continuously until smooth and well combined.




Add Essential Oils: Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) to the mixture and stir well. Essential oils not only provide a pleasant scent but also offer additional antibacterial properties.


Pour and Set: Pour the mixture into your empty deodorant container or small jar. If using a jar, you can apply the deodorant with your fingers. Allow the deodorant to cool and solidify completely, which may take a few hours.


Store and Use: Store your DIY deodorant in a cool, dry place. To use, apply a small amount to your underarms and enjoy the natural freshness all day long!

Tips for Success


Patch Test: Before using your new deodorant, do a patch test on a small area of your skin to ensure you don't have any sensitivities or allergies to the ingredients.

Adjust Consistency: If your deodorant is too soft, you can add more beeswax to firm it up. If it's too hard, add a bit more coconut oil.

Customize: Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to create a scent that you love. You can also add a small amount of vitamin E oil for extra skin nourishment.




Making your own DIY deodorant is a simple and rewarding way to take control of what you put on your skin. With just a few natural ingredients, you can create an effective deodorant that keeps you fresh and confident all day long. Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of a natural, homemade alternative to commercial deodorants.

I hope you open your creative mind and mix your own concoction!






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