DIY Deodorant Recipe

If you’re concerned with avoiding harmful chemicals and toxic carcinogens found in everyday products, you may have started to make some of your own beauty and household cleaning products at home. One of the easiest things to make at home is deodorant! There are many different recipes out there, but this is hands down the best deodorant I’ve made in the past year. I got the recipe from a trusted source, the Zero Waste Chef, and tweaked it a bit to fit my likes and needs. Please do the same at home!

This recipe is so spot on and affordable, you absolutely have to try it! I already had all the ingredients on hand so it only took me about 5 minutes to make,  and I ABSOLUTELY love that I can be confident about this product’s safety because I know EXACTLY what’s in it! No hidden toxins here! YAY!!!

I used cypress & patchouli essential oils because I love the earthy scent, and cypress is a natural anti-perspirant.

Any essential oil that you enjoy the scent of, would do. In the past, I’ve done lavender & tea tree, and orange & basil. This blend of cypress & patchouli works great for men or women. Marty loves the smell and feel of this deodorant, so we both use it.

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(c=cup; T=tablespoon)

1/4 c organic arrow root powder
1/4 c baking soda
1 T + 2 t organic unrefined coconut oil
1 t organic unrefined shea butter
20 drops of cypress essential oil
6 drops of patchouli essential oil


1.) Melt the shea butter and coconut oil on low heat.
2.) While the oils are melting, measure the dry ingredients into a medium bowl.
3.) Add essential oils to shea butter/coconut oil and mix for 30 seconds.
4.) Add oils to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly to combine (about 30 seconds). It will ball up and be a salt clay consistency once combined.
5.) Press into a re-purposed deodorant container or store in a mason jar and apply with your fingers.
6.) Reapply as needed! 🙂

NOTE: If you don’t have arrowroot powder on hand, use corn starch instead. If you don’t have shea butter, just use all coconut oil. It will be slightly softer, and easier to use if you put it into a mason jar and apply it with your fingers.


Yay for happy, healthy pits!!



L, M, & R


“When it comes to antiperspirant, you may want to consider going for the less potent, natural options. When you shave your armpits, you’re scrapping off a layer of skin — and then you apply the carcinogenic-filled deodorant right onto the vulnerable area right near your lymph nodes.” —- From the Huffington Post article, Why Your Makeup is More Harmful Than You Think


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