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Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

October 16, 2012

Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try my hand for a while and make an all natural homemade deodorant recipe, but I’ve always had doubts about whether it would really work or not. But this past weekend I finally caved and made a batch of my own homemade natural deodorant recipe AND I tested it out by wearing it to work today. Did it work? Yes, indeed, it did. And I stayed dry. Though on a hot day, I’d probably be safe rather than sorry and carry a tin of this with me to reapply mid-day. Following is the natural homemade deodorant recipe I came up with.

Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. organic arrowroot powder
1.5 oz. organic cocoa butter
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 mL organic lavender essential oil
5 drops organic tea tree oil


Weigh out the baking soda and arrowroot powder using a digital scale and combine in a glass bowl. In a separate container, weight out the cocoa butter and melt at reduced heat in your microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Then, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil (or coconut oil) and stir into the liquified cocoa butter. The heat of the melted cocoa butter should be enough to melt the coconut oil if using a solid. If not, you can heat it briefly to finish melting it completely. I like to use fractionated coconut oil because it absorbs into skin so well and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling – especially important when applying deodorant. Next, use a graduated plastic pipette to measure out your lavender essential oil and stir into the cocoa butter and coconut oil mixture. Follow with 5 drops of tea tree oil and stir well.

How to Make Natural Deodorant

Finally, pour the liquid mixture into your dry mix of arrowroot powder and baking soda. Mix thoroughly then pour into containers of your choice. I was able to fill three – 2 oz. plastic jars with 2.7 oz. each of deodorant, though this natural homemade deodorant is solid enough you can fill an empty deodorant container.

How to Use Natural Deodorant

To use, simply scoop a small amount from jar and rub under armpits. Use more or less depending on personal preference.

DIY Natural Organic Deodorant Recipe

Wondering what else you can make with coconut oil? Be sure to check out the eBook, Coconut Oil Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen), by Sharon Daniels for in depth information on the myths and health benefits of coconut oil, how coconut oil works, ways to use coconut oil, and scientific evidence.

Looking for more DIY bath and beauty recipes that use coconut oil? Check out these natural recipes: DIY Handmade Pear Shimmer Dry Skin Balm and DIY Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes. Also be sure to follow my DIY boards on Pinterest!


  • Little Sis

    October 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve been using a similar recipe for about two years and have been so pleased with the results. Let’s hear it for coconut oil!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    October 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    So glad you linked up at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  • Christine

    October 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Oh! I had no idea you could make your own deodurant! I find this super interesting!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    October 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Just an update. Used this deodorant ALL WEEK with amazing results. I’m very pleased with it. I’m seriously doubting I’ll ever buy deodorant again now that I know I can make my own and it really does work!

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