Yep I said it! This might sound really weird and I’m not some kind of hippie. But have you ever read the back label of commercial deodorant? My theory is if you can’t pronounce it or it doesn’t look familiar you probably shouldn’t be putting it in or on your body. I have been on a quest, pretty much since getting married, to live a more natural lifestyle. This includes food, body products, and cleaning products. Which has brought me to homemade deodorant.
I was pretty reluctant at first about it but I am usually willing to try things like this so I made it (especially since its cheap). It is super simple only 3 or 4 ingredients.The most important aspect of this is does it really work? O yea! I work at a gymnastics place in town where I get gross and sweaty all the time and I never stunk and I’m one of those people that if I don’t wear deodorant I get kinda stinky.
One thing though, is this does not contain aluminum which is an antiperspirant. The cornstarch helps reduce sweat, but you will still get a little sweaty. I’ve learned to be okay with it since God designed are bodies to sweat for a reason (it helps eliminate toxins). So here it is….
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch or arrowroot
5-6 Tbs coconut oil (I buy the 32 oz container in the cooking oil section. Its the cheapest I’ve found only $6.00)
5- 20 drops Tea Tree oil (optional)
Combine baking soda and corn starch. Slowly mix in coconut oil and tea tree oil with a fork or mixer. Place in old deodorant stick and place in fridge ( coconut oil is liquid when the temp is around 74 degrees). Or you can just put it in a small glass or plastic jar and use your hand to apply, which I think works way better than putting in the old deodorant container, because you can put more on.
So not only will this save you money, it will also help you be healthier and more natural!
Side note: Tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-septic. Great for those underarms and natural cleaning products.