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Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe



Coconut oil deodorant has been one of the greatest things I could of ever tried. For being a penny pincher I love making my own homemade coconut oil deodorant. Its very simple any easy to make and I recommend everyone to try. I was so happy to get away from the paraben, aluminum-filled, and other chemicals found in commercial deodorants and still find something that works well for our family. I have used this deodorant for a while and it has worked wonderfully for us except on those hard heaviest days of manual labor.


You can try adding essential oils to scent your deodorant. People have recommended trying citrus, lemongrass, tea tree, sage, velvetier, sandalwood, bergamot, eucalyptus and lavender seem to be the popular choices.

If you find you like your deodorant to be thicker all you need to do is add a extra absorbing power. You can do this by adding extra baking soda or corn starch. Cornstarch will absorb the moisture and baking soda will control the odor. The Shea butter is to moisturize and soothe, as the powders can be drying for your skin. If the mixture irritates your skin or makes you itchy try using less baking soda.

If you like a lighter deodorant, you can try transferring the mixture to a box and use a stand mixer or hand mixer to whip air in the coconut oil cools and hardens. Transfer to a container and place in the fridge while the mixture is still soft.

If you like a soft deodorant you can apply with your hands, then leave the mixture at room temperature and warm it slightly in your hand before applying it when temperatures are cool.

Use about a pea-sized amount to start with, then adjust amount up or down. I like to put it into a old deodorant container and apply like a commercial product.

Note that most people have found them odor-free all day, regardless of their activity level by using coconut oil deodorant. However you can expect an adjustment period as your body gets used to not having the commercial products. Some people report a temporary worsening of their body odor for a few days during the adjustment period while the commercial products works it way out of their system.

Finally, be aware that some people will experience stinging if they apply this or any other deodorant immediately after shaving. Waiting an hour or two after your shower will usually prevent that problem.

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe

What you need:

1/4 cup Expeller-Pressed Coconut oil

1/4 cup Shea Butter

1/4 cup of Baking Soda

1/4 cup of Cornstarch

10 drops Essential Oils (Optional)

1.) Over Medium- Low heat you want to melt the coconut oil and shea butter together.

2.)whisk in the remaining ingredients until smooth and uniform.

3.) Pour into a wide-mouthed container or a clean empty deodorant container.

4.) Allow to cool in the fridge until solid before use.

5.) In the summer, store it in the fridge if your house stays so warm that the coconut oil won’t stay solid.

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