Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Lavender and Sage

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Love this recipe, thank you for posting it. It’s the first deodorant that I have made that actually last all day, doesn’t stain my shirts, or turn my armpits a dark color. This will be my go to recipe from now on!

Recipes adapted from: compassandquill.com


  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda optional or substitute with more arrowroot powder
  • Infused Herbal Oil
  • 1 ounce shea butter
  • 20-30 drops essential oil I like to use 10 drops each of lavender, sage, and sweet orange
  • 1/3 cup sage leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried lavender
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup infused herbal oil
  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 2/3 cup sweet almond oil (approximately)
  • Homemade Deodorant


  1. First, Infused Herbal Oil
  2. Then, Place the herbs in a half pint mason jar.
  3. Melt the coconut oil over low heat.
  4. Add the coconut oil to the jar of herbs and then fill the jar the rest of the way with sweet almond oil.
  5. Cover the jar and put in a cool and dark place to infuse for 2-6 weeks (the longer the better).
  6. Strain out the herbal material with a fine mesh sieve when ready to use.
  7. Homemade Deodorant
  8. Put the infused oil and beeswax into the top container of a double boiler, and stir as the beeswax melts.
  9. Once the beeswax has completely melted, add the shea butter and stir until it dissolves.
  10. Remove the mixture from the double boiler and stir in the essential oils, then stir in the arrowroot powder and baking soda. Keep stirring for a minute or two to thoroughly combine. The mixture will begin to thicken slightly.
  11. Pour the mixture into empty deodorant containers or half circle molds. Let the deodorant set up for a few hours before using.

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