How To Make "Natural" Deodorant Using Essential Oils

How To Make "Natural" Deodorant Using Essential Oils

Carolyn Williams began writing and editing professionally over 20 years ago. I found that it's much nicer to take advantage of the genius behind the store-bought deodorant containers than to have to dig my fingers into a random container to rub my deodorant on. If you have old deodorant containers around, you might want to consider reusing them.

home made deodorantThis is common in natural deodorants with baking soda since it can throw off the pH of the skin. I have tried pretty much every non-toxic deodorant out there, plus several DIY recipes and have never really found anything quite right. You can also try omitting the baking soda from the recipe, which resolves the issue for most people. If your deodorant is in an aerosol can, check the ingredients to see if butane is listed as the propellant agent. You can make as large a batch of this deodorant as you like as it works well as a roll-on and as a spray. I leave this in the mason jar and apply it with a spoon, but you can put it in an old deodorant stick and keep it in the fridge during the summer. The coconut oil itself is solid, in its jar in the kitchen cabinet here..strange. Usually after 3 or 4 days, you can resume using the new deodorant without issue. I'd been using the crystal stick for a while now but it wasn't performing up to standard.

We are trying to be frugal this year (or rather that should ready have to be frugal this year :) ) and I had been looking for an easy deodorant recipe. I don't mind the deodorant being runny, but currently, with the shea butter, it's like a really creamy conditioner / paste and I don't have to wait for it to totally soak in before dressing. Ylang ylang essential oil has a pleasant smell and immune strengthening properties. I have been struggling with the inconsistency of coconut oil during hot and cold periods.

I stock an ingredient cupboard with herbal infused oils, and a few staples items for making homemade cleaning products, homemade natural deodorant cosmetics, and homemade personal care products. I've bought from the Primal Pit Paste company and their deodorant reddened my arms but didn't burn. Cancer experts are up in arms over two recent studies linking deodorant use to breast cancer, saying conclusions from the studies are flawed. I pour it into a cleaned-out deo container and stick it in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up. Then it's usually fine sitting out, unless it's warm.

Add 1/4 cup shea butter or cocoa butter to the recipe for its healing benefits is another alternative. Its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities also add medical benefits and help this mixture's effectiveness as a deodorant. One did sweat for 2 weeks but then she stopped sweating as much, and still buys the deodorant to this day. I have been using only" baking soda which worked very well for close to a year; but now I am starting to feel that by the end of the day I have a yeasty" scent, and so need to take it to a new level.

I do still have wet armpits sometimes, but no smell whatsoever and I like that I know exactly what is in it and that I can use what I've got to make it work for me. I may try the shea butter next go-around as we're all out, because down here in FL it is SOOO hot that my entire bottle of coconut oil is liquid and I noticed my stick of deodorant was leaking a little the other day.

If you are hoping to use something other than tea tree oil or lavender, I would suggest Niaouli or Eucalyptus. In fact, I have far less underarm wetness and odor since washing with the soda water. Such labels shouldn't be a deciding factor when selecting an oil and they do not mean that an essential oil is lesser in value or quality.

I printed this recipe out and I'm gonna try it. For years I tried several Natural Deo" on the market and none of them worked, except the ‘Crystal deodorant', it comes in a stick form, wet it and apply. Other potential candidates include lavender, cypress, sandalwood, citronella, myrtle or tea tree oil. The skin's pH is roughly 5 (acidic) while baking soda's pH is over 8 (alkaline).