I’m sharing this tried and true deodorant recipe with you.
I don’t know about you but it has been a long journey to find an all natural deodorant that works.
Have you been on the same search, too?
Whether it’s been popular store bought brands.
Or famous online all natural deodorants that promise the moon.
It has been impossible to find a deodorant that works.
Let alone finding one that doesn’t have ingredients we know are bad for our bodies.
I’m hoping this homemade tried and true deodorant brings your search to an end like it did mine.
This recipe has been tweaked several times to find the right consistency.
And I think it is ready to be shared with you!
This homemade deodorant is different than what is on the shelf at big box stores.
You apply it with your hands.
It was a bit strange for me at first.
But with these stellar ingredients and the unique personalized signature scent.
It’s been worth it.
More about how to apply it below.
What you will need to make this deodorant.
- Baking Soda – link
2. Arrowroot Powder – link
3. Bentonite Clay – link
Note: The unrefined coconut oil has a coconut scent.
The refined coconut oil is odorless.
5. Bergamot essential oil – link
Or use your favorite essential oil. I’ve listed 13 ideas below of essential oil to create your signature scent.
How to Make My Tried and True Deodorant.
Step 1: In a bowl put 1/2 cup baking soda.
Step 2: Add 1/2 cup arrowroot powder.
On to step 3: Add 1/8 cup bentonite clay.
Step 4: Melt 12 tbs coconut oil in a sauce pan. (Showing 5 tbsp. But as I was adjusting the recipe, I kept adding more until I got a nice smooth consistency.}
Step 5: Pour the melted 12 tbsp. of coconut oil into the mixture.
Now for step 6: Stir and stir until it is a smooth texture.
Step 7: Add 12 drops of bergamot essential oil.
On to step 8: Stir the bergamot essential oil (or you own signature scent) into the deodorant mixture.
Step 9: Scoop the smooth creamy mixture into a 4 oz. mason jar or whatever you have on hand.
This batch fills up 2 1/2 4 oz. jars.
Depending on how much you scoop out for each application, each jar can last 3 weeks.
How to apply my homemade tried and true deodorant.
Depending on the climate in your area, this deodorant will harden.
Which leads to how you’ll apply this deodorant.
As I mentioned above, you apply this deodorant with your hands.
You can use a wooden wax stick to scoop it out. Link to a cheap pack here.
Place your desired amount in the palm of your hand.
Rub your hands together. The warmth of your hands will soften the mixture.
Now, you can apply it to your armpits or other sensitive areas.
Once melted into your hand it will become silky and easy to rub onto your armpits.
If you’ve ever wondered why you stink after using natural deodorant, it’s because you’re detoxing.
It can take up to 2 weeks to detox with other homemade deodorants.
I didn’t want to go through that transition.
To my amazement, I found out that bentonite clay is the secret ingredient to keep you from going through that transition.
It really works to keep you smelling nice all day.
No two week transition.
It worked on day one!
Bentonite clay does make this formula a bit gritty.
Just so you know.
Have you heard of Lume deodorant?
It’s suppose to help with all the stinky areas of you body.
Including your delicate areas.
Well, this stuff is just like that.
It is perfect to use anywhere on your body.
Personalizing this deodorant.
The beauty of making your own deodorant is to customize it.
I will link different essential oils in hopes that you find the right scent just for you.
- Clary Sage
- Lily of the Valley
- White Musk
The list of ideas are endless.
Create your signature deodorant that is unique.
You can add several different essential oils to make your deodorant one of a kind.
Baking soda can make armpits get red and irritated.
Is that how it is for you?
It has irritated me, too.
This formula has worked with no irritations or redness.
Not guaranteeing this for everyone.
But I can say, I’ve had no redness or discomfort.
So maybe give this a try and see how it works.
This amazing tried and true deodorant has been revolutionary in ending my search for that perfect all natural deodorant that works.
I found the jackpot!
I hope that you also hit the jackpot, too, with this deodorant.
If you enjoyed this recipe, hop on over to another blog post where I share my all-natural laundry detergent that has become a popular recipe lately. You can check it out, here.
Thanks for coming by Victorian Lane Farms.
Have an amazing week.
Bye for now!