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All Natural Deodorant Recipe


  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles recommended
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bentonite clay
  • 3 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter


  • Bring the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to a boil over medium heat using either a double boiler, chocolate melting machine, or by putting the ingredients in a coffee cup placed in a pot with a couple inches of water. In a double boiler, add coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. Stir constantly to avoid scorching of the ingredients. Make sure the oil, butter, and wax are liquified before removing from the heat source.[mv_img id="34072"]
    diy deodorant boiling
  • After removing the mixture from the stove, quickly stir in the bentonite clay, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, baking soda, and essential oils. Make sure to stir thoroughly to completely combine all of the ingredients.
  • Allow the deodorant to cool for about three hours so it solidifies. You can put the containers in the refrigerator to speed up the process.


Deodorant Ingredient Alternatives, Additions, and Substitutions

  • You can add a total of 8 drops of essential oil to the recipe without causing it to become too runny to solidify. If you opt to add up to 10 drops, add a pinch more of both beeswax and cornstarch or arrowroot powder to firm up the mixture..
  • When making natural deodorant during the spring through late summer months, or when recreating and working outdoors, I recommend adding citronella essential oil to the recipe to deter mosquitoes and other biting or stinging insects.
  • 1 tablespoon of Diatomaceous earth can be added to the mixture to make it more a more potent body odor fighter, and to create a more durable solid stick of deodorant. It can also be substituted for cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
  • To create a deodorant with a more subtle or manly scent, try adding in a few drops of any of the following essential oils: sandalwood, clove, cedarwood, cinnamon, juniper berry, and patchouli.
  • Add up to 1 tablespoon of witch hazel to the mix as a preemptive dry skin soothing agent.