It has come up on the show that I make my own deodorant and some people have been asking for the recipe I use. Well here you go!
1/3 cup of coconut oil (solid state)
1/4 cup baking soda (aluminum-free)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder essential oils (optional -- I used Vanilla)
I made it in studio below - it's SUPER easy! Watch:
If you're more of a step-by-step person... here are the instructions:
- Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a glass bowl. Add the coconut oil (do not warm or melt it) and use a fork or pastry blender to thoroughly blend it into the dry ingredients.
- Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils and blend completely. Add more coconut oil or arrowroot powder/baking soda if needed until the texture is about the same consistency as commercial deodorant.
- Scoop the mixture into a small jar or container and store at room temperature. (Refrigeration may be required during summer months and warmer weather because the coconut oil will melt at 76 degrees).
And maybe you don't want to make your own, but you still want to keep it natural... I love this one called milk + honey, cream deodorant made up of coconut and vanilla.