How to Make Long Lasting Organic Deodorant
6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred)
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder.
Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant, solid but able to be applied easily. If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken.
You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. Makes about 1 cup. This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.
I really like this idea. Meda ase.
I used this for the first time today. With triple digit temps, and after scenting with essential oils, it's a recipe to keep. I don't think coconut oil stains which is another plus. Meda ase!
i make mine out of shea butter but will give this a try. i use bakeing soda, shea butter that is not yellow( yellow means there is palm oil in it), arrowroot, body oil for sent, and vitamine e oil and vegi glycirine
That's what's up Anatasha and Bobo De'Vaughn! Glad to know yall are experimenting with natural recipes. If we seek to be Self-Sufficient (which we do) then we will have to do everything for ourselves!
I would highly recommend this recipe. I have tried it, and I was pleased with the results.
Meda ase for sharing.
Was just thinking about making my own deodorant and soap. glad I ran across this recipe! Asante sana for sharing!