Natural Deodorant – a DIY recipe

natural deodorant diy recipe

I stopped using ‘normal’ deodorant years ago, there are a lot of health concerns over regular deodorants, and I try to use as much natural product as I can. I’ve tried so many different natural deodorants over the years, some good, some awful. Some irritated my skin, others didn’t make a tiny bit of difference. This recipe for a homemade one is fantastic. It’s cheap and easy to make, you can customise the scent and it actually works. I’ve used this on days when we’ve been out for long hikes or bike rides, or when I’ve been rushing around non-stop getting people places, and while it doesn’t stop you sweating {that’s a GOOD thing} it does stop you smelling a VERY good thing!}

I like to pick at least one essential oil that has antibacterial properties, such as grapefruit or another citrus. These are my top five essential oils I use for my family. Then go for ones that you like the smell of to go with it! It’s a five minute task to make some, so why not try today?


  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cornflour/arrowroot powder
  • 5 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 20 drops Essential Oil – {I like Frankincense and Ylang Ylang,  Frankincense & Sandalwood or Lavender, Lemon & Rosemary}


Melt the coconut oil if it is solid, mix in the essential oils

Stir in the baking powder and cornflour/arrowroot until well mixed.

Pour into a clean jar that has an air-tight lid.

Your homemade deoderant will last 4-5 months in the jar, use a lollipop stick or clean fingers to scoop a little out each day. A pea-sized amount is usaully good!

If it gets really hot, I keep this in the fridge – it stops it melting and the coolness is quite pleasant! Otherwise just keep it in your bathroom so it’s on hand every day.

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