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Here’s my little secret that I don’t often share with people- I’ve been making my own deodorant for years. I’m not sure why that doesn’t come up in everyday conversations. LOL, homemade deodorant discussions are exciting!
But the truth is, I have very sensitive skin and I’m allergic to many store-bought deodorants. They make my armpits itchy! Yeah, that’s not a fun feeling when you’re going about your day in public places around people.
In my adolescent years, I didn’t know that itchy pits was not normal for the longest time.
So one day, I decided to search for a homemade deodorant recipe online. I found one, and I’ve never looked back. It works great, my armpits don’t itch, it’s actually good for my skin, and I daresay I’ve never smelled better! 😉
Do you have sensitive skin and want to minimize the chemicals you put on and in your body? Or do you just want to find another way to save money? Either way, if you’re willing to give this a try, you will love it!
It’s only three ingredients, takes just a few minutes to mix up, and smells like coconut. Though if you like essential oils, you can always play with some scent variations. For me, I usually stick with the original scent.
One batch will last me months, too. The ingredients are quite cheap so this is def a personal hygiene money-saver, without any sacrifice.
Ingredients for Homemade Deodorant
- Baking Soda, 1/4 cup
- Tapioca Flour, 1/4 cup
- Coconut Oil, 4-6 tablespoons
Note: There’s a range for the amount of coconut oil because it depends on how solid you want your deodorant to be and what time of year it is. If it’s winter time, you may need more due to cold/dryness, but in the summer, it can melt a bit so less oil will do the trick.
Mix all the ingredients together really well. It can take some muscle to get it to the right consistency so be patient before deciding to add in more coconut oil.
When it’s ready, it should look like store-bought deodorant. Or ice cream. Or mashed potatoes.
Once I’ve mixed it all up good, I store it in a couple small containers in my bathroom drawer. Snack-sized Tupperware works great for this too.
That’s it. It’s ready for use!
Every morning, I just take a small pea size amount on my fingers and rub it in. It smells so good you could almost eat it- but I wouldn’t recommend it!
If you have sensitive skin, I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me.