DIY Deodorants

Natural Solid Deodorant

(with baking soda):

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp wax (beeswax, soy wax, or candelilla wax)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp of shea butter
  • 2 tbsp of mango butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3 tbsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch or rice starch
  • 1 tbsp kaolin clay
  • ½ tsp of vitamin e oil
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (or other oil of choice) or more after testing if it is smooth on skin
  • Essential oils of choice

Procedure:

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler or in a measuring cup secured on the edge of a pot half filled with water, on medium heat. Stir frequently with a disposable tool like a popsicle stick
  2. Add the cocoa butter and stir until melted
  3. Add the shea butter and stir until melted
  4. Add the mango butter and stir until melted
  5. Add the baking soda, starch and kaolin clay and combine
  6. Remove from heat and add the vitamin e oil and avocado oil, stir to combine
  7. Pour into two 2oz (glass preferably) containers
  8. Create two different deodorant scents: add the essential oils of choice to each individual container and stir with a different stick for each (lavender & sage, geranium & rosewater, bergamot & lime etc)
  9. Let to set for an hour in the fridge and use when set by warming up a bit in hands and spreading a pea sized amount under both underarms
    • NOTE: You can use just 1 butter (shea butter is preferable because it is non comedogenic and more solid than coconut oil)
    • Save gelato spatulas for easy application
    • Magnesium chloride replaces baking soda’s deodorizing effects and it is just concentrated seawater
    • The deodorants have a greyish tint and if you prefer an entirely white deodorant, sub in a starch instead

Natural Solid Deodorant

(without Baking Soda)homemade-deodorant-9452-683x1024

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp wax (beeswax, soy wax, or candelilla wax)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp of shea butter
  • 2 tbsp of mango butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp kaolin clay
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch or rice starch
  • ½ tsp of vitamin e oil
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (or other oil of choice like jojoba oil) add more after testing if it is smooth on skin
  • 1 tbsp of magnesium chloride
  • Essential oils of choice

Procedure:

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler or in a measuring cup secured on the edge of a pot half filled with water, on medium heat. Stir frequently with a disposable tool like a popsicle stick
  2. Add the cocoa butter and stir until melted
  3. Add the shea butter and stir until melted
  4. Add the mango butter and stir until melted
  5. Add the arrowroot powder, starch and kaolin clay and combine
  6. Remove from heat and add the vitamin e oil and avocado oil and magnesium chloride, stir to combine
  7. Pour into two 2oz (glass preferably) containers
  8. Create two different deodorant scents: add the essential oils of choice to each individual container and stir with a different stick for each (lavender & sage, geranium & rosewater, bergamot & lime etc)
  • NOTE: You can use just 1 butter (shea butter is preferable because it is non comedogenic and more solid than coconut oil)
  • Save gelato spatulas for easy application
  • Magnesium chloride replaces baking soda’s deodorizing effects and it is just concentrated seawater
  • The deodorants have a greyish tint and if you prefer an entirely white deodorant, sub in a starch instead