Looking for the easiest and best DIY natural deodorant recipe to make in your own kitchen? Look no further. This homemade deodorant not only makes the armpits smell good but it makes them feel good too. It’s composed of minimal ingredients and is easy to apply. It helps combat smelly armpits leaving the skin feeling baby soft. And, that is exactly what we want, baby-soft, fresh-smelling, underarm skin.
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Natural deodorant gets a bad rap sometimes. Most people believe it really doesn’t work at preventing a musty smelly underarm. But I’m here to tell you that it actually works. Honestly, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do and that is to keep you smelling fresh without clogging your underarm pores.
I get it no one wants a wet underarm. And, if you sweat like me, you might be thinking that sweating is a bad, embarrassing thing like I did. However, now that I know better, and realize that sweating is a natural way for the body to get rid of toxins, trading in my good ole store-bought antiperspirant has been easy.
So, if you are reading this post, you are probably ready to make your own natural deodorant and I’m here to help with the perfect DIY Natural Deodorant Recipe. You can watch the FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE if you would like.
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DEODORANT vs ANTIPERSPIRANT
It’s easy to get deodorant and an antiperspirant mixed up when shopping. It seems like the names are sometimes used interchangeably. But they are two different personal care products used to stop underarm order, in different ways. And, they offer different benefits.
If you have come to the realization as I have, that sweating is good, then that’s probably what has led you to this post about how to make a natural deodorant.
BENEFITS OF MAKING NATURAL DEODORANT
WHAT YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THIS DIY NATURAL DEODORANT RECIPE
Tools you’ll need
HOMEMADE NATURAL DEODORANT INGREDIENTS & THEIR BENEFITS
If you have ever looked at the ingredient list of a commercial brand of deodorant you probably noticed a TON of ingredients that you can barely pronounce.
Well, this DIY homemade deodorant list is a bit different. There are only a few ingredients. They are easy to pronounce and they are beneficial for the skin. Below I share the ingredients and some of their benefits.
Shea Butter is a fatty butter that comes from the Shea Tree. I love shea butter. It’s rich and creamy and it’s great for both DIY skin care and hair care products. RAW pure unrefined shea butter tends to be the best, but if you want to add fragrance like I did for the DIY deodorant then REFINED SHEA BUTTER will work best.
Additionally, shea butter is great for moisturizing the skin. Since the goal with the DIY deodorant is to eliminate odor as well as moisturize the underarm skin, that makes shea butter a great ingredient to include.
Another must-have ingredient for this odor fighting deodorant is cocoa butter. It comes from the cocoa bean. COCOA BUTTER contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin. Also, it’s been said that cocoa butter is great for fading discolored skin. If you have discolored underarm skin cocoa butter might help even your underarm skin tone.
COCONUT OIL is a tried and true oil. This natural oil is so popular, especially in DIY skin care. It’s also a popular ingredient in a lot of natural deodorant recipes that I have seen in the past. So it’s only right to include it in this recipe.
Some of the benefits of coconut oil include it being moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, gentle on the skin and it improves the skin barrier. If that’s not enough it also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is a must for this recipe.
This DIY natural deodorant recipe needs an ingredient that is highly absorbent. That’s where cornstarch comes into play. CORNSTARCH is a fine white powder that comes from corn kernels. It is highly absorbent and can help absorb excess moisture, including sweat, from the underarm area.
By reducing moisture, it helps create a drier environment that is less conducive to the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Another great reason to include it in this DIY homemade deodorant recipe is that it is natural and non-toxic.
BAKING SODA is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It’s mainly used to cook and bake. It can be found in kitchen pantries all across the world. However, it’s also a great DIY skincare ingredient. It helps to combat odor and leaves your underarms feeling fresh.
Basically what baking soda does is neutralize underarm odor that’s caused by bacteria. It absorbs and kills the odor. It is alkaline in nature. The alkalinity creates an environment unsuitable for the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
There are so many benefits of using ESSENTIAL OILS in diy skincare. You can mix and match the scents to customize your own fragrance. Essential oils offer aromatherapy benefits so your underarm can literally smell like a little spa. And, essential oils sooth the skin, offer antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THIS DIY DEODORANT
Now that you know the benefits of the main ingredients. Here is the complete list of ingredients needed for you to make this DIY natural deodorant. You can watch the FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.
Just a few ingredients needed
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE NATURAL DEODORANT
STEP 1: Gather all of the essential measuring tools, mixing bowls, and deodorant packaging.
STEP 2: Using a digital scale, measure 19 grams of shea butter, 19 grams of cocoa butter, 19 grams of coconut oil, and 14 grams of candelilla wax. Set these ingredients aside for now.
STEP 3: Next measure 55 grams of baking soda and 32 grams of cornstarch using the same digital scale.
STEP 4: Combine the shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and candelilla wax in a heat-safe bowl or beaker. Place the heat-safe container in a water bath over low heat to melt the ingredients.
STEP 5: Once the ingredients are melted, add the baking soda to the melted mixture and stir quickly. Once the baking soda is combined, add the cornstarch to the mixture and stir quickly.
Once melted, the mixture can harden quickly because of the candelilla wax. If this happens place the mixture back into the water bath to melt it again. If you would rather see exactly what I mean. You can watch me do this in the FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL RIGHT HERE.
STEP 6: Now, add 10 drops of bergamot essential oil and 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil to the mixture and stir quickly.
STEP 7: Pour the mixture into your deodorant container and let harden.
HOW TO USE THIS NATURAL DEODORANT STICK
This natural stick deodorant is super easy to use. If you are using a stick container like the one in the post, gently place the tip of the deodorant on the skin and glide it onto your underarm skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does homemade deodorant control body odor? Ingredients used in homemade deodorant as well as a person’s body chemistry determine the efficacy of the deodorant.
Will homemade natural deodorant cause skin irritation? It is essential to do a patch test when using homemade deodorant. Baking soda or essential oil can potentially be irritating to the skin. If you experience any irritation stop using the deodorant immediately.
How do I transition from commercial deodorant to DIY deodorant? There can be a transition period when switching from commercial deodorant to DIY deodorant. Gradually introduce diy deodorant into your daily self-care routine and be patient during the transition.
How do I store homemade deodorant to maintain its effectiveness? To extend the shelf life of DIY deodorant, store it in a cool dry play away from direct sunlight. They may be kept in the refrigerator during hot summer months to prevent melting.
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THE BEST DIY NATURAL DEODORANT RECIPE FOR UNDERARM ODOR
- Digital Scale
- Mixing Bowls
- Stirring Spoon
- Beaker or Heat Safe Bowl
- Double Boiler
- Empty Deodorant Container
- 19 g Shea Butter
- 19 g Cocoa Butter
- 19 g Coconut Oil
- 14 g Candelilla Wax
- 55 g Baking Soda
- 32 g Corn Starch
- 10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 5 drops Sandal Wood Essential Oil
- Gather all of the essential measuring tools, mixing bowls, and deodorant packaging.
- Using a digital scale, measure 19 grams of shea butter, 19 grams of cocoa butter, 19 grams of coconut oil, and 14 grams of candelilla wax. Set these ingredients aside for now.
- Next measure 55 grams of baking soda and 32 grams of cornstarch using the same digital scale.
- Combine the shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and candelilla wax in a heat-safe bowl or beaker. Place the heat-safe container in a water bath over low heat to melt the ingredients.
- Once the ingredients are melted, add the baking soda to the melted mixture and stir quickly. Once the baking soda is combined, add the cornstarch to the mixture and stir quickly.
- Now, add 10 drops of bergamot essential oil and 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil to the mixture and stir quickly.
- Pour the mixture into your deodorant container and let harden.
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