I’m back, and I’ve got a cool pictorial for you. I finally ran out of my store bought deodorant, and instead of buying more, I decided to try my hand at making my own. I won’t lay complete claim to the recipe, but I did swap out one of the ingredients to add my own special touch. Hope you like!
What you’ll need:
- Coconut Oil, any brand
- Baking Soda
- Cornstarch (this was my swap. I used Baby powder instead. It’s cornstarch based, but it’s got aloe vera and vitamin E, plus that yummy baby powder scent that all the fancy store bought stuff has)
- A vessel to hold your deodorant. I’m recycling an old deodorant tube, but you can just use a mason jar or Tupperware.
- tea tree oil (for anti bacterial properties)
- essential oils for scent (I skip this because I find the Baking Soda absorbs all the scent anyway, so it’s a bit of a waste)
**Just a quick note. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but turns to liquid just a couple degrees above that. I popped mine into the fridge after all the handling because it was starting to get runny. Also, if your bathroom gets a bit steamy, you may want to consider keeping this in your bedroom. **