There are a lot of natural deodorants out there, it’s just that, well… most of them don’t work well. I have tried so many of them and can tell you by experience that just because it says natural that may not always be the case or they just simply don’t work. I have to give a disclaimer as I am giving you a great deodorant recipe, that this recipe may not work for you. I find that it is truly a person’s body chemistry that will determine the right deodorant. So keep this in mind, eating a good diet and drinking enough water can really cut down the odor. If you can find, buy aluminum-free baking soda and all-natural or organic arrowroot powder. You can find them in your grocery store or local health food store or even online. I am going to post two great recipes that I use in my home, one with shea butter and one without, use what you have or what is best for you. All the ingredients I am using in batch are organic, pure and all natural. This is the first time using candelilla wax so I will give you an update on how this works with this new recipe!
Makes (3) 2.25 ounce deodorant sticks
4 oz aluminum free baking soda
2 oz arrowroot powder
1.75 oz organic unrefined shea butter
2 oz organic coconut oil
1/4 tsp candelilla wax
.5oz organic avocado oil
1ml vitamin E oil
1 ml sweet orange essential oil
75 ml almond essential oil
Directions: Weigh out the shea butter and place into a double boiler or glass container. Measure out 1/4 teaspoon of candelilla wax and add to the shea butter. Heat in double boiler or microwave until melted.
Next, weigh out the coconut oil and avocado oil and stir into the the melted butters and wax.
After that you can go ahead and add the dry ingredients by weighing out the baking soda and arrowroot powder and stirring into the liquefied mixture. Mix well.
Using a pipette, you will measure out the almond and sweet orange essential oil and vitamin E, using a different pipette for each oil, and then stir into the liquid deodorant mixture.
You can now slowly pour the deodorant into 3 2.25oz. empty deodorant containers. Use the spatula to help get all of the deodorant into the containers if needed.
Allow your deodorants to cool completely, then cap and label.
Here is one recipe if you do not want or have candelilla wax.
Shea Butter Deodorant
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
2 Tablespoons Arrowroot
Essential Oil of choice (optional)
Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted.
Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot.
Add essential oils and let it cool completely and put into a old clean deodorant stick for easier use. (Note: May melt in the summer)
Finally, here is another recipe if you do not have shea butter or do not want to use it.
Coconut Oil Deodorant
1/4 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of arrowroot powder
4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, Soft (room temperature)
1/4 tsp essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients together until combined. Store in an air tight container. You can melt and pour the deodorant into empty deodorant containers.
If you have sensitive skin you will want to cut the baking soda down to 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder.