I’ve asked my friends and family to try my deodorant recipe and everyone agrees that it works amazing.
But a few of my friends have broken out in a painful rash from the baking soda in my recipe. Not cool! Apparently that happens with some people who are sensitive to the ph of the baking soda.
So I tried making them deodorant with a lower ratio of baking soda. Although the low dose of baking soda didn’t give them a rash, there was a big problem. It no longer worked at keeping them smelling fresh!
I wasn’t about to give up on a homemade deodorant recipe for them, but I couldn’t find anything that worked without the high dose of baking soda.
Then my friend, Kelly, from one of my favorite blogs, Oh Lardy, swooped in to save the day. She told me that she has the perfect homemade deodorant recipe for sensitive skin that actually worked.
She knows this because her husband suffered from burning pits from the large dose of baking soda in a homemade recipe. She says,
“I was committed to finding a recipe that worked for him. After a few trials and errors (his poor, poor pits) I found something that works! It has just as much odor control without all of the burn. If you have a sensitivity to baking soda, but REALLY want to make your own deodorant, give this recipe a try!”
So I whipped up a few batches of her sensitive skin deodorant recipe and gave some to my sensitive friends to try. BINGO! We have a winner! I’m super pumped about her recipe and she is so graciously allowing me to share it with you below.
Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin by Oh Lardy
- 5 Tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 6 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
- 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I used Lavender)
Mix all of your ingredients together and store in a small jar in your medicine cabinet! Your deodorant will be like a paste, so just scoop some out with your finger to apply.
About Oh Lardy
Kelly is a wife, mother, birth photographer, blogger and real food advocate/educator. She lives in Phoenix, AZ and is passionate about real food, health, and wellness. She keeps chickens, frequents local farmers markets, and scours Phoenix for the best food possible for her growing family! She writes over at Oh Lardy! about a variety of real food topics and she really enjoys spreading the good word about real food.
Kelly’s blog, Oh Lardy, is a wealth of information for a real foodie so I hope you’ll check it out. She has a whole section on lacto-fermentation, and you’ll find tons of other goodies like a natural remedy for a cough, an awesome article on 10 ways to beat sugar cravings and a lot more.
I hope you all love this recipe and give it a try! Making your own natural deodorant is so easy and is a great way to lessen your exposure to harmful chemicals.