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DIY Coconut Oil Deodorant


The human skin is the largest organ of the body. It is porous, so anything we put on the skin absorbs into the body and can either help it…or harm it. Years ago I worked with a woman who had cancerous lumps removed from under her armpits. Her doctor said it was from the chemicals in her deodorant. She was advised to never use deodorant again. At that time, we did not have organic deodorants. I have no idea what she used back in 1975. I am now using this homemade deodorant with tea tree oil for its healing properties and am pleased with it. Let me know if you try it. ~ Marion

Via The Prairie Homestead
Homemade Deodorant Recipe using Coconut Oil

1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
4 tablespoons cornstarch (this will add an antiperspirant effect to the deodorant.)
Essential oils (optional, but you can use tea tree oil, sweet orange, cinnamon, etc.)

Notes from the article:

This recipe uses coconut oil which will liquefy at 76 degrees (it will remain solid at any temp under 76 degrees). I live in Florida and this deodorant stays a paste-like consistency in my bathroom. However, my husband uses the bathroom upstairs and, at times, it turns into a thick liquid-y consistency. He doesn’t find it a problem, though. He just dabs his finger into it, massages it into his underarms, and then rinses his hands afterward.

I’ve heard of people putting their homemade deodorants in cleaned out store-bought deodorant containers but it didn’t work for me. My DIY deodorant leaked out the bottom of the container and was a gooey mess.
Instead, I store this coconut oil deodorant in a small glass jar and I keep it in my medicine cabinet.

To apply, I take a small amount and rub it together with my hands to soften and then rub it into my underarms like a lotion.

Me and my husband both use this deodorant and absolutely love it. We’d never switch back to store-bought. You really must give it a try.

This recipe was adapted from Homemade Natural Deodorant: Recipes that Work on Squidoo