Homemade {Baking Soda Free} Deodorant

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Thank you for this recipe. I too get a rash, it doesn’t bother me but it looks horrible. I’ll be trying this tomorrow.

Recipes adapted from: sheknows.com


  1. 10-20 drops of tea tree (like this one) and/or lavender essential oil (like this one) (antibacterial, anti fungal)
  2. 10 drops of one, or a combination of lemon, orange, peppermint, and/or frankincense
  3. 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (like this one)or cornstarch (like this one)(antiperspirant properties)
  4. 1/2 cup coconut oil (I use this one)
  5. Directions:
  6. First, Mix all the ingredients together and place in a jar (these are my favorite). It is easier to mix when the coconut oil is slightly melted.
  7. Then, To Use: Apply a small amount with hands. If you use peppermint, wash your hands after you apply, because if you touch your face, it will have a cool, tingling feeling for awhile. Not that I learned this from experience or anything… Ha.
  8. I have been using this for about two weeks now and love it! No burning or rashes! Yay! Plus, it handles my stink way better than just the essential oils! Just so you know, there are a ton of people who can use the original recipe without any issues. Some of us, on the other hand, cannot – probably due to the alkaline property in the deodorant.

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