Thursday, May 21, 2009

Homemade Deodorant

Yes you read right, and we know what you're thinking. Homemade deodorant?!?! We saw this recipe on and thought we have to try this! To our surprise it works great! It is all natural and is super easy to make! Several of us tried it and were all quite pleased with this product. It lasted all day even during exercise.

What you need:

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch or arrowroot powder
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil

The coconut oil is available at stores like Whole Foods Market. It is solid at 76 degrees and lower. You may find it easier to work with if you warm it for 10 seconds in the microwave. Now simply mix the three ingredients together. You can store it in a small container with a lid and apply it with you fingers, or you can put it into an old deodorant container. If you are going to do this wait until it is firm, but still a little soft and then spoon it into the bottle. You may want to store the deodorant bottle in the refrigerator if it is warmer than 76 degrees.

Now you might be wondering what you are going to do with the rest of your coconut oil. It is an amazing product. You can use it for cooking. It is supposed to be healthier for you than even olive oil. It is also great for your skin and hair. You can rub it through your hair about an hour before you wash it, or put a very tiny amount in your hair after you shampoo for a leave in conditioner.
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  1. I love coconut oil...I don't do white milk, so I make my own chocolate milk with cocoa, sweetener and a bit of coconut oil. I mix these three together, then add milk. You have tiny bits of coconut/chocolate goodness :-)

  2. Or you could always just rub a small slice of lemon juice...super strong in stink prevention (Worked on my funky smelling hubby wonderfully)