Kelly’s Friday Favorites: Homemade Deodorant Recipe That Really Works!
Okay, I’m getting a little personal in Kelly’s Friday Favorites and talking about B.O. I’m not a fan and don’t know any that are.
Having an all natural deodorant is something that is important to me because I don’t like putting unnecessary and harmful chemicals on my body that are found in commercial deodorants.
I have tried every all natural deodorant that I could find in stores and online. I’ve literally tried over 20 different brands and sometimes spending over $20 (shameful, I know!) for a bottle of natural deodorant hoping that it would be the brand that would actually do it’s job of keeping BO away.
Sadly to say, I’ve been disappointed with every single one because I’ve yet to find an all natural deodorant on the market that actually works. Little did I know, that I could make my own and it would work!
And not only work, but work better than any chemically filled deodorant that I’ve ever had! Seriously! Even Zach says it’s the best working deodorant he’s ever had so it’s man tested and approved, too.
This is something I am so excited about because I’ve spent so much money over the years trying to find an all natural deodorant that works and this homemade version costs me next to nothing and is ridiculously simple to make. You have to try it – I know you are going to love it, too!
HOMEMADE DEODORANT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS AND WORKS WELL
6 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup arrowroot powder
6-10 drops of essential oil
Mix all ingredients together until well blended. It should resemble cake icing. Once it’s all blended together, you just need about 1/8 tsp per underarm. Just smear it with your fingers under your arm and you’re good to go! Remember, coconut oil gets soft and starts to melt at 76 degrees, so if you’re house is warmer than 76 degrees, it might turn a bit soft. If you’re house is chilly, it might harden up. Either way is fine and will work just great, regardless. You can store it in any container you wish. I was feeling a little fancy and found an adorable silver serving piece to keep mine in.
*I used a vanilla essential oil for my deodorant and it literally took all the willpower I had within myself not to lick it. It smells amazing and I love using it. I smell so yummy all day! I think a lavender/vanilla combo would smell amazing and is probably what I will try next.
You can have so much fun creating your own scent. I did a cedarwood scented deodorant for Zach and we both think it smells so good. Sandalwood smells just like Oldspice to me, so sandalwood is a good option for the guys. I’ve also heard cedarwood and sweet orange essential oil combination is great, too. Have fun with it!