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Easy Healthy Homemade Deodorant

Natural living.  Let’s talk about it.  If you’ve been one of my blog readers or video subscribers for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve pretty much done an entire overhaul of what I eat to the products I use to be as natural and minimal on waste as possible.  To be truthful however, conventional deodorant was one of the last ones to go.  Maybe it was paranoia of a subpar DIY or that armpit real estate just wasn’t forefront in my mind but once I took the plunge, I never looked back, especially since conventional sticks contain a slew of toxic chemicals from aluminum to parabens.  After all, our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs much of what we expose it to.

The recipe I’ve formulated and am sharing with you today is a reincarnated one from years past that I neglected then abandoned.  I’ve since tweaked, simplified and tested my homemade deodorant for daily use.  To preface, I’m not a person who profusely sweats and everyone has a unique body chemistry but I’ve personally used this deodorant on hikes in tropical weather with success.  However, if you’re not used to using all natural products, you may have an adjustment period.

I really like tea tree essential oil in this {its benefits are below} but lavender or grapefruit are also excellent options.  The tea tree works double duty here but the secondary role of the essential oils is to fragrance your deodorant.  To bump it up, you could certainly pair two together.

Why these ingredients?

Shea Butter {unrefined} is a natural skin softener and much thicker and does not liquify at room temperature for ease in application without added wax.

Cornstarch {non-gmo} and Baking Soda help absorb moisture.

Tea tree EO is antibacterial and antimicrobial.

Easy Healthy Homemade Deodorant
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Serves: 4-6 ounces

  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup non gmo cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 30-60 drops tea tree essential oil

  1. Place everything into a deep bowl {it can get messy} begin mixing it all up by hand with a fork. This is just to get some of the ingredients to begin clumping together.
  2. Switch over to a hand mixer and blend well. It will seem very dry and stubborn but eventually, it will whip up into a fluffy consistency.
  3. Scrape into a 4-6 ounce jar and use a dime size or two amount by rubbing in your palms and spreading into your skin.


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