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My natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe with Bentonite Clay

September 19, 2016

Learn how to make a lavender cream deodorant recipe with bentonite clay that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus discover three other ways to use this product for other skin care needs as part of your natural beauty routine!

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

 

Lavender Cream Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

My natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How’s that for a four-in-one product?

While my cream deodorant recipe has a light lavender scent, don’t feel boxed by my choice of essential oil. If you don’t like lavender, or if you’re looking for a masculine fragrance, you can substitute the lavender essential oil in my cream deodorant recipe with another essential oil of your choice like cedarwood, fir needle, rosemary or even patchouli! You’ll find my lavender cream deodorant recipe below. (And this one is by far my very favorite deodorant recipe ever!)

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

You will need the following ingredients to make this natural lavender deodorant recipe:

cream deodorant recipe without baking soda for sensitive skin with bentonite clay and lavender essential oil (1)

How to Make Natural Cream Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Here is how to make a natural cream deodorant for sensitive skin with lavender essential oil:

  1. You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients, except for the essential oils which are measured out using graduated transfer pipettes.
  2. To make my lavender cream deodorant recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the shea butter and emulsifying wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt either in the microwave at 50% power – higher temps can cause your shea butter to become grainy – or in a double boiler.
  3. Now weigh out the neem oil – you’ll need to use 100% neem oil for this recipe, not one that’s been diluted so it stays in a liquid state at lower temperatures – and the fractionated coconut oil. Stir into the melted shea butter and emulsifying wax. If needed, gently heat again then mix well to combine.
  4. Using graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the lavender and tea tree essential oils and stir into the melted ingredients. You’ll want to use a new pipette for each essential oil in order to avoid cross contamination.
  5. Now weigh out the arrowroot powder, bentonite clay, and magnesium hydroxide into a glass container. Mix well with a non-metal utensil until the powders are thoroughly combined.
  6. Slowly pour the powder mixture into the melted wet ingredients mixing as you go until both wet and dry ingredients are mixed completely into one another.
  7. Pour your cream deodorant into a 4 oz. glass salve jar or similar – I used the glass jars from Container and Packaging for this project – and screw on the lid.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Tips for Making Lavender Deodorant without Baking Soda

Following are my tips on how to make this homemade deodorant recipe without baking soda:

  • You’ll want to note beforehand that this product, like many all natural products, is very temperature sensitive. It is the consistency of a cream that feels kind of like Play-doh and takes a minimum of 2-3 days to fully set up. It’s best kept in a temperature controlled setting. If you live in a cooler area you may find that my cream deodorant is a little thicker, especially in the winter.  If you live in a warmer area, it may be thinner. In this case, I’d advise adding a small amount more of emulsifying wax or arrowroot powder. If it’s too thick, add a small amount more of fractionated coconut oil.
  • It’s also important to note that refined shea butter (as well as high melt point shea butter) has a higher melting point than unrefined shea butter. Therefore substitutions may cause variations in the recipe requiring additional arrowroot powder, up to .25 oz..
  • Allow your cream deodorant to thicken and set up fully. In most cases this will take about two days. However, in warmer climates it can take three. Mix once or twice a day until it fully sets up. The final deodorant will feel pillowy when you touch it and if you were to scoop all of it out of the jar, it would feel a lot like Play-doh, except it starts to thin out to a lotion like consistency when handled due to your body temperature.
  • I have not found that the refrigerator speeds up the process as the deodorant will go back to it’s previous state once it goes back to room temperature. You’ll want to keep the extra heat from where you melted the shea butter and emulsifying wax to help the arrowroot powder work as a thickener. Should you use an unrefined shea butter or find that after two days your deodorant hasn’t fully thickened, simply stir in two teaspoons of arrowroot powder.
  • My natural lavender deodorant cream recipe makes enough deodorant to fill one 4 oz. jar.

How to Use Natural Deodorant for Skin Care

Once your lavender cream deodorant is ready, simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto your armpits. It should melt nicely into your skin and won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. Yay!

Here are some other ways to use this natural deodorant for sensitive skin:

  • To use on your feet, simply massage a small amount onto the bottoms your feet – and your toenails if they’re prone to fungus – prior to applying socks and/or shoes.
  • To mattify your face, keep your complexion shine free and to help prevent acne breakouts, massage a tiny pea sized amount of deodorant onto your face after your moisturizer and under makeup. Concentrate the deodorant cream in areas that are most prone to oil. For me, that’s my T-zone.
  • Or, to use as a face mask, scoop out a generous amount of deodorant and apply to clean skin in the same way you would a regular clay mask. Once dry, gently rinse off then follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

Storage Instructions

For best results, use within six months. If you are shipping your product and it melts, simply stir then pop it in the refrigerator until it thickens back up. Stir again and use as normal.

If you are making my lavender cream deodorant to sell, you’ll need to label your jar(s) appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale. You may also want to consider a natural preservative.

Don’t have time to make your own cream deodorant? Try one of these baking soda free cream deodorants from one of these amazing sellers on Etsy.

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4 Comments

  • Lisa

    April 26, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I seem to have developed an allergy to coconut oil, so I hesitate to try fractionated coconut oil. Do you have any suggestions for a substitute that I can find easily at my local health food store?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      April 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Camellia (tea seed) oil is going to be the best choice for this application as it’s non-greasy and has a long shelf life. It’s going to be the most similar to fractionated coconut oil. I don’t know what your health food store carries. Otherwise, I’d choose a dry carrier oil.

  • Perstephanie

    June 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I’m worried about bentonite staining my light colored clothes. Would plain old kaolin work?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      I’ve not had it stain but yes, you could sub with kaolin clay. It may not keep you as dry as the bentonite however.

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