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This DIY essential oil deodorant recipe is my personal favorite. It takes just a few minutes to make and lasts a long time.You know how it goes:  girl meets deodorant.  Deodorant works.  Deodorant smells nice.

All is well.

Girl discovers deodorant contains nasty chemicals.  Girl wants to break up with deodorant.  Girl looks for more natural and non-toxic deodorant options.  Feels frustrated by what is available.

Girl buys deodorant rock.  Tries it.  Rock starts to smell like girl.  End of relationship.

Girl buys expensive all natural deodorant.  Gives it a week.  Still smells like a feed lot.

Girl buys less expensive “all-natural” deodorant at the health food store.  Stops stinking!  On a whim looks up the ingredients on the SkinDeep Database.  Girl realizes this deodorant is just as toxic as the one she ditched in the first place.

Girl finds herself back at square one.  In need of a non-toxic deodorant that works.

That was me, and then I found this DIY essential oil deodorant recipe!

I’ve tweaked it and tested it and made it well and thoroughly my own.  But I am super glad to share the “secret” with you, too.

Watch how I make my DIY Essential Oil Deodorant below:

Here are the things you’ll need:

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Gently melt the coconut oil over low heat (if it isn’t already liquid at room temperature)
  2. Take the oil off the heat and add the cornstarch, baking soda, and essential oils.
  3. Stir until completely combined and as smooth as you can make it.
  4. Allow to thicken up before use.
  5. When ready to use, just scoop a small amount (less than a dime) out of the jar and rub into your armpits!  Re-apply as needed.

NOTE:  This is a deodorant recipe, meaning if used and re-applied it should help keep the smell away.  It won’t keep you from sweating.  Which is actually good, because sweating is good for you! 

The great thing is, that once you’ve made this essential oil deodorant, it will last a very long time.  Not only does it last a long time, but it is very cost-effective.

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DIY Essential Oil Deodorant | Quick and Easy!
 
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Ingredients
  • a glass pint sized jar, preferably wide-mouth
  • ½ cup extra virgin coconut oil (not fractionated coconut oil)
  • ½ cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 30-40 drops essential oil of your choice
Instructions
  1. Gently melt the coconut oil over low heat (if it isn't already liquid at room temperature)
  2. Take the oil off the heat and add the cornstarch, baking soda, and essential oils.
  3. Stir until completely combined and as smooth as you can make it.
  4. Allow to thicken up before use.
  5. When ready to use, just scoop a small amount (less than a dime) out of the jar and rub into your armpits! Re-apply as needed.
Notes
I like Young Living brand Tea Tree myself. Other oils you could try would be Purification blend, Lavender plus Lime, Lemon plus Frankincense, Geranium plus Lemon. Just use what you like!

 

So, what essential oil combo will you be using in your next batch?  Let me know in the comments, I’m always looking to try new combos!

 

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