Stink no more! Orange & Clove Homemade Deodorant

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thank you for sharing your recipe and tips. I’m curious to try this out. I was just wondering how this dates in the laundry – do you get grease/oil on your clothes and does it wash off ok? I’m a bit traumatised by almond oil ruined pregnancy clothes.

Recipes adapted from:


  • 5 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • (if wanting to make this a different scent use 5-10 drops of the oil of your choice)
  • 3 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbs Arrowroot Powder
  • 5 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 2 tbs Shea Butter
  • 3 tbs Baking Soda (optional, it can cause sensitivity in some people)


  1. 1.First, Place a small glass jar (I like to use a half-pint Ball Jar) in the middle of a small pot of water on the stove.
  2. 2.Then, Bring the water to a simmer.
  3. Add coconut oil and shea butter to the jar and let melt.
  4. Turn off the heat, add baking soda and arrowroot powder and stir until completely smooth.
  5. Mix in the essential oils and pour the mixture into a 4 oz (120 mL) jar.  Let cool.

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