November 17, 2011 by Stacy McDonald

How to Make Your Own All Natural Deodorant

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Watch the How-To Video Below!

With so many deodorants and other health care products loaded with harmful chemicals, some of which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allergies, and even breast cancer (Read More HERE), I’d say it’s time to get back to basics and learn how to take care of our families with wholesome, natural ingredients. Essential oils are a big plus here because they not only add wholesome “scent” to our personal care products, they also add immune boosting power and healing (instead of irritation) to our skin!

This recipe for homemade natural deodorant is easy, it’s skin nourishing, and it works! The arrowroot and baking soda help to absorb extra moisture and the essential oils, in addition to soothing the skin and scenting the “vicinity,” help to keep bacteria at bay (bacteria is what actually causes odor).

Top Seven Ingredients to Avoid in a Deodorant:

Propylene glycol

Read Why HERE

How to Make Your Own All Natural Deodorant from James McDonald on Vimeo.

Homemade All Natural Deodorant

Makes enough for one average-sized deodorant roll-up container.

  • 1 heaping T. beeswax pellets
  • 2 1/2 T. coconut oil
  • 1/8 C. arrowroot powder
  • 1/8 C. baking soda
  • 2 drops castor oil
  • 2 drops vitamin E
  • 24 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil of your choice (recommendations below)

The selections are endless. You could choose just single oils (lavender, lemon, melaleuca, sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon bark, etc.) or Young Living has a number of blends that are perfect for a good deodorant (Thieves, Purification, Citrus Fresh, Three Wise Men, Joy, Harmony, Christmas Spirit, Sensation etc.).

If you want to get creative, you could try to blend a few complementary oils together yourself. Here are a few examples:

English Garden:

19 drops lavender
4 drops ylang ylang drops
1 geranium

Morning Breeze

15 drops Rosemary
5 drops peppermint
4 drops lavender

Remember, it is important to only use therapeutic grade essential oils on your skin. You can read what the differences are between lower quality oils and therapeutic grade oils HERE. If you are interested in learning how to purchase high quality essential oils at wholesale prices click HERE or feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation.

Where to buy containers and other tools:

Elements Bath and Body

Sunburst Bottle Company

Specialty Bottle Store

Where to buy quality coconut oil:

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3 Responses to “How to Make Your Own All Natural Deodorant”

  1. Jennifer Cash says:

    That was great Stacey! I really enjoyed it and can’t wait until we can make some deodorant! We normally use the Toms of Main deodarant. But even though that is a natural deodorant, there are some in our family that some of the scents give a rash & irratation to. Like the Lavendar. Several us us can’t use that. So, I’m anxious to try your homemade version! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lacey says:

    thanks, loved the video! looking forward to seeing more! :)

  3. Elissa says:

    Hi, Stacy!! I just made this recipe and my family and I are excited to give it a try. We already use a different homemade recipe, but I think we will like this one better. I ordered some of the deodorant tubes from Elements; I think we will like using the tubes instead of our fingers! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I look forward to more recipes :-)

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