Easy-Peasy Homemade Natural Deodorant

img_2373Coconut Oil Deodorant

Good day, and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been doing more natural things for a healthier me.  This all-natural homemade deodorant is one of those things.

It’s a simple recipe, yet works wonders, and I’ll never use anything else again.  If you’d like to make your own, the recipe is as follows:

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (for thickener)
1 to 2 tablespoon extra virgin, unfiltered, cold-pressed coconut oil
1/8  to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda**

In a bowl mix the ingredients until smooth, then transfer it into a clean container.  Play with the ingredients to see how much of the arrowroot you need to get it to the right consistency.  I sometimes add more.

The arrowroot powder works as a thickener.  Arrowroot can usually be found in the spice section of the grocery store, but if you can’t find it, you can most likely use cornstarch or tapioca powder.   Coconut oil is absolutely wonderful and has many uses.  In this recipe it helps to keep down the bacteria that causes odors.  So even on its own you get some protection.  The baking soda helps to eliminate or absorb odors, so its an extra addition to the anti-odor solution.

All in all, I am amazed with how wonderful this deodorant works!  And it’s not just for the ladies…it works very well on men, too.

**Though I haven’t had a problem, baking soda can severely irritate some skin types, which is why I added very little.  Some of the recipes on the internet add way too much, and many people complain of a burning reaction.  If you decide to make it, start out with the lower dose, and see how that works for you.  Everyone is different, so do what you think is best for you.  But, I firmly believe that the baking soda should be a minimal ingredient.

You can double the recipe if need be.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this.  Let me know what homemade products you use, if any, and how they work for you.  Thank you, again for visiting.  May your day be filled with blessings.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debby “D.G. Kaye” Gies
    Sep 23, 2016 @ 00:54:34

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Marianne. (I’m having many WordPress issues, so I’m signing in through Google which won’t notify me to any responses back from you :()

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    • Marianne
      Sep 23, 2016 @ 14:53:37

      Understood, Debby, but I’m responding anyway in case you stroll back to the Lane. I hope the issues are cleared soon. I’ve been having a problem commenting on blogspot blogs.

      You’re welcome for the recipe. I hope to post the recipe for the body powder again, in case anyone is interested – a modified re-post, if you will.

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you make the recipe and how you like it. ♥

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  2. KIMBERLY CHARMAINE
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 18:51:57

    Thank you, doll, for sharing.
    I’m thinking of adding a drop of EO to this recipe.

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    • Marianne
      Sep 22, 2016 @ 15:08:55

      By all means, Kimberly! Essential Oils would be a nice touch, and a drop should do the trick. I added lavender EO to my homemade body powder. Oh, that was so wonderful after a bath. Thank you for coming by and for commenting. I hope you are doing fantastic!! ♥

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