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Homemade Natural Deodorant Tutorial

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Guest Post by Jackie of Lilolu

If you are sensitive to most store bought deodorants then you should try homemade deodorant. It’s natural, smells and feels great!  This is a quick and easy recipe I just know you will love.  You will need:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda (aluminum free)
  • 1/4 arrowroot powder (You can also use cornstarch but it contains talc)
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 10 drops of Thieves- a blend of rosemary, clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus (You can also use any essential oil you like.  I happen to love the smell of Thieves and it fights against bacteria and fungus.)

1. Pour 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup arrowroot powder and 1/4 cup coconut into a bowl and mix until it has a paste like consistency.

2.  After you mix the baking soda, arrowroot powder and coconut oil add about 5-10 drops of Thieves.  Mix it all together until it has a thick cream-like consistency.

3. Fill a wide-mouth jar or an old (but clean) deodorant container.

You may have to place the containers in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes just so it solidifies.  The deodorant stick container is convenient but it crumbles a little while gliding it on.  I prefer using a wide-mouth jar and applying it with my fingers.

So there you have it.  This deodorant is NOT an antiperspirant but will prevent you from stinking up a room.   I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we do.

Jackie is a mother of 3 and a wife who loves quotes, poetry and learning something new every day.  She has a passion for learning to live an organic life and documents this journey on her blog, Lilolu.  She is also the creator of Mama’s Quotes.