- 3 tblsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tblsp Shea Butter
- 2 tblsp Arrowroot
- 3 tblsp Baking Soda
- Essential Oils of your choice – I used about 5 drops of lavender & 5+ drops of tea tree oil
- An old (clean) deodorant container to reuse!
- Start by getting all your ingredients ready to go – measure out coconut oil and shea butter
- Melt coconut oil and shea butter. Do this by putting them in a canning jar and then placing them into hot/boiling water in a pot until they melted. This takes about 15 minutes or so if you are starting with cold water.
- Once melted, remove from heat, give a stir and get ready to add the rest of your ingredients!
- Measure out baking soda and arrowroot
- Mix in baking soda and arrow root thoroughly – use spoon or small whisk; whatever makes it combine well
- Add any essential oil/s of your choice – lavender and tea tree oil make a wonderful combination that is very fresh feeling and smelling.
- Let your deodorant mixture cool for a while – until it is about the consistency of runny peanut butter – you can speed up by doing it in the refrigerator.
- Now, for the fun part . . . if you have an old deodorant container you can reuse! This is a fun way to put that plastic to use again, and it helps when it comes to applying your deodorant.
This recipe actually makes about 4 ounces of deodorant, so when you pour it into the re-purposed deodorant stick, you may have extra!
A couple of tips:
*Store in fridge to keep it from getting too mushy
*Be patient and open in your new adventures, especially if you are switching from an antiperspirant – this will be different! Even if you are switching from store-bought natural deodorants, there will still be some acclimating that takes place.
I hope you enjoy your new natural homemade deodorant!