Aluminum-Free Deodorant That Doesn't Stink
Not that I personally mind being called a hippie, but the choice between stinky pits and the risks that come with rolling toxins onto our skin daily was becoming a major dilemma in our household. My husband works hard all day and would douse himself with those awful aerosol cans filled with toxic manly named perfumes if I'd let him. My teenage daughter agreed to toss her favorite scented stick, but not without a struggle and quite a bit of regret.
Luckily, I finally found a natural deodorant that actually works!
Learn how to make your own homemade deodorant right here! The recipe is easy to make and only requires three simple ingredients, so you're only minutes away from having your own batch of pit putty that can be personalized with your favorite scented essential oils.
Aluminum-free deodorant that actually works!
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (solid state)
- 1/4 cup baking soda (aluminum-free)
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- essential oils (optional)
InstructionsMix 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. (this step is optional, but lovely - my personal favorite combo is clove with a little sweet orange and cinnamon!)
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.)
To apply, use your fingers to scoop out a pea-size amount of the deodorant and massage it into your armpits daily or as needed. Allow a minute or two for the deodorant to set before getting dressed.
*Remember, this is deodorant, not antiperspirant. It will not stop you from sweating, but you won't smell bad