DIY Essential Oil Deodorant | Quick and Easy!
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  • 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
  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.
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!
Recipe by The Essential Family at