Friday, September 9, 2011

Homemade Natural Deodorant!

Remember how excited I was about the homemade mayo? Well, check out this recipe for homemade deodorant!  You can make your own Homemade Natural Deodorant  with just 3 household ingredients.  This is soooo easy and it works! (and it's just so darn neat that you can make your own!)

Homemade Natural Deodorant

5-6 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch

Combine baking soda and cornstarch.  Slowly add coconut oil.  Mix until desired consistency is obtained. This recipe makes enough to last about 6 months.

 I actually cut the ingredient amounts in half so that it would fit in a plastic babyfood container.  Just use your fingers to apply or you could get fancy and use some type of applicator. Just rub what's left on your fingers into your hands like lotion.  I guess you could try to stuff it into an old deodorant container, but that sounds a bit too challenging for me!  Kinda nice knowing that the stuff I'm putting under my arms is completely safe and natural and it works!  Maybe you would like to use something "all-natural", but just don't have the time to make it yourself - well, I can help!  I have a variety of all-natural products available for purchase right HERE on this website!

(This post has been linked to the Homestead Barn Hop!)


Carol J. Alexander said...

Wonderful. Does it stain? Being an oil and all? My daughter has a friend that is trying to make all her own personal care products and market them. I'm going to pass this on to her.

Deb said...

I haven't noticed any staining. I'm pleased with the results. I'll be sharing more recipes for homemade health & beauty products soon. Thanks for visiting!
Delightfully yours,

Creations by Dina said...

This looks great. My son has a lot of allergies and can't use anything with chemicals in it on his skin. He is getting to the age where he needs to start using deoderant. I will have to try this. Do you melt the coconut oil first. I normally buy the organic coconut oil for lotions and it is in a more solid form. You can buy deoderant container from many of the online stores that sell containers for lotions and things!!

Deb said...

I used the "solid" form of coconut oil and didn't melt it. It blended well with the cornstarch and baking soda. I'll have to look online to see if I can find some of those containers! Thanks for stopping by!
Delightfully yours,