DIY Natural Deodorant… That Really Works!

DIY Natural Deodorant... That really works!

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve tried your fair share of natural deodorants that don’t really work that well. After years of searching (unsuccessfully) for the perfect non-toxic deodorant, I finally decided to try making it myself! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s very simple to make (only 4 ingredients), and it actually works!

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All you will need is:

  • 2 tablespoon aluminum free baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon organic arrowroot powder
  • ~ 6 tablespoon tablespoon vegetable glycerine
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil (or your essential oil of choice)

Stir the ingredients together in a small glass mason jar, adding the essential oil at the end. I like to use an immersion hand blender to make sure that it is really mixed well. The consistency should look like this when everything is blended together:

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If the consistency is too solid, add more vegetable glycerin until it is smooth. Vegetable glycerin is very hydrating for you skin, so always add more if you find the recipe too dry.

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This is a deodorant cream, and you will only need to use a very small amount under each arm. 1/8th to a 1/4 of a teaspoon should do the trick. This is the only natural deodorant I have found that actually works – all day long!

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Please comment with your feedback, and favourite oils to add to your natural deodorant. I’d love to hear from you if you have any similar natural deodorant recipes!

DIY Natural Deodorant...That Really Works!

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My name is Jasmine! Im a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and absolute foodie from the Kawartha Lakes in Ontario Canada. Here on NourishMint Kitchen I share healthy recipes, tips for natural living, holistic health and mindfulness. You can expect to see lots of photos of lake life, delicious food, the outdoors and our black lab Otter here!

8 thoughts on “DIY Natural Deodorant… That Really Works!

  1. I’ve used a recipe similar to this using coconut oil instead of the glycerin and always get oil staining on my clothing. Do you have that problem with this recipe?

    1. Hi Aleta! No, I don’t get oil stains with this recipe. I used to make the recipe with coconut oil, but I didn’t like it as much! The glycerine is actually very hydrating for your skin, so it’s good for you as well!

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  3. Could one use tapioca flour instead of arrowroot powder? Are they the same thing? Here in South Africa, no-one refers to “arrowroot”.

    1. Hi Barry! I believe they are very similar powders, although they come from the root of two different plants. However, these can both be used as a binding agent – so I think it would work! Please let me know if you try!

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    1. Yes! I usually keep a little spoon handy because you will need to stir it often. Just apply about 1/4 tsp and wash any excess off your hands. 🙂

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