Deodorants are one of the most important self-care products. Not only does it help eliminate bad odor, it keeps us fresh and confident about ourselves. However, conventional Deodorants has been gaining worldwide attention because of it contains harmful chemicals and substances that are linked to health issues. Market available Deodorants contains a long list of toxins that are proven to lead to more serious medical conditions including reproductive development issues and cancer.
Here are 4 Homemade Natural Deodorant Recipes that you can try.
Mommypotamus’ Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
3/4 cup arrowroot powder/non-GMO cornstarch
4-6 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
Combine all dry ingredients. Then slowly add the melted coconut oil while continuously stirring until your reach the desired consistency. Transfer mixture to your preferred container with a tight-fitting lid.
Wellness Mama’s Shea Butter Deodorant Recipe
2 tbsp Shea butter
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp arrowroot (optional) or organic cornstarch
Essential Oils (optional)
Combine coconut oil and shea butter in a quart-size glass mason jar with a lid and put it in a double broiler (medium heat) until melted. Remove from heat, then add baking soda. Toss in arrowroot if available and stir. Add essential oils, and let it cool completely. You can take out as needed deodorant from the mason jar or put it on an old deodorant stick.
The Healthy Maven’s Essential Oil Deodorant
2 1/2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
2 1/2 tbsp unrefined shea butter
1/4 cup arrowroot starch/flour
2 tbsp baking soda
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops grapefruit essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)*
Mix coconut oil and shea butter in a jar and place the jar in a double broiler. As water is heating up, be sure to continuously stir until it melts. Once melted, add the rest of the ingredients. Transfer the mixture to your desired container, and let it cool to solidify. Feel free to apply as needed deodorant. You may want to wet your underarms for even application.
Reformation Acres’ All-Natural Herbal Deodorant Spray Recipe
1¼ cup 80 proof vodka
¼ cup sage leaves
¼ cup thyme leaves
¼ cup lavender buds
Peel of 1 lime or lemon
Sage (6 drops)
Lavender (4 drops)
Tea tree (3 drops)
Patchouli (3 drops), and either lemongrass or lime (3 drops) per quarter-cup spray bottle
½ tsp colloidal silver per quarter cup spray bottle, optional
Place all herbs & citrus peels into a pint-sized mason jar. Cover them with vodka and top with a lid. Set the jar aside in a place where you’ll remember to give it a shaking once a day for about a month. When it’s ready, strain the herbs from the tincture, funnel some into a spray bottle. Add your essential oil blend and colloidal silver, if you’re using it. Place the remainder of the tincture in a cupboard until you’re ready to use it. Shake the spray bottle vigorously prior to each application to mix in the oils (otherwise they’ll just uselessly sit at the top.)