Saturday, April 12, 2008

Make Your Own Homemade Natural Deodorant

Without doubt, anything that is natural is going to better for you and your skin when compared to something that is packed with chemicals and fillers.

Many commercial deodorants brands contain skin irritants (e.g. SLS, DEA), aluminum, synthetic fragrance, or other chemicals and can make your skin sore. Antiperspirants are even worse! Thankfully, there are natural alternatives to kill odor causing bacterias! Herbal deodorants are super effective since many of them have strong anti-bacterial properties.

Here a recipe for you to make your own natural deodorant that you can try if you have sensitive skin or if you would just prefer a natural method of deodorant. This natural deodorant will allow the release of perspiration, but will prevent odor by combating it with antiseptic essential oils, which kill odor-causing bacteria. You should be able to find these items in any health store or reputable supplies online.

You'll need:

1/2 cup cocoa butter

9 oz. beeswax

1 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp thyme essential oil

2 tbsp rosemary essential oil

1 Tbsp tea tree essential oil

2 tbsp lavender essential oil

2 tbsp castor oil

1 cup baking soda (Sift the baking soda to avoid lumps that are really hard to get out.)

Melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter and the beeswax in double boiler pan on top of stove, directly on stove top on very low heat setting or microwave it in a safe glass. Remove from heat and add the castor and essential oils and stir with a skewer stick. Pour into a new or used deodorant container and allow to solidify. This recipe will make about 12 tubes of deodorants. You may adjust the recipe to make less.

Other Oils for Deodorant Blends

Patchouli – sweet and musky, moisturizing to the skin, attracts abundance

Peppermint and Spearmint – cooling and purifying, clean-smelling

Eucalyptus – tonic to the skin, gentle and soothing, refreshing

Melaleuca – fight bacteria, astringent

Reputable Essential Oils vendor:

If you don’t feel like messing around with essential oils, waxes and butters, you can find natural and vegan handmade deodorants at Spa Therapy Works


Sweet Pepita said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks, Jussara!

Sugarloaf said...

Enjoy it! :)

Harmony said...

2 questions....when do you add the baking soda and have you found the baking soda to being drying at all to your skin? (I have used plain baking soda as deodorant and it made my skin really red and dry)

Anonymous said...

That is awesome how you can make your own deodorant. I'm going to have to try that soon. Recently, I've been using all natural products from, especially their all natural lip butter. I recommend any of their products.