Make Your Own Natural Deodorant

Let’s have you just a take a little sniff of your pits…

…….. smell that stink?

What are you using to tackle that stink? Are you using conventional deodorants from the store? Are you trying to find something natural but everything you’ve tried doesn’t seem to work, or maybe you’re finding that the ones in the stores labeled as “natural” really don’t use natural ingredients?


Worry no more, I’m here to help you!

Sure, using conventional deodorants is an option you have, but my guess is that since you’re reading this, you’re no longer interested in loading up your pits with aluminum, chemicals, additives, and whatever else comes with it!

I have searched endlessly for a natural deodorant recipe that would give me a clear conscious to go out in public and not stink up the place. I have tried making recipe after recipe and finally ended up tweaking them so much until I made it work!

It’s a little investment for you to get the items you’ll need if you don’t already have them. Once you make yourself a batch it’ll end up costing you less than if you had taken the time to drive to the store and buy something. A little goes a long way so it lasts a while, which is another bonus.

Lucky for you, I’m just going to share my recipe with you … for free … because I like you … and because I want you to get rid of nasty chemicals, take care of yourself, and smell good doing it!!

As with everything natural, remember that in some situations you may need to reapply (i.e. hot sweaty day of yardwork, gym, humid climate, etc.).

As a bonus to your natural deodorant, I find it absolutely necessary to use pure, medical grade, essential oils. This step is important to helping to support your body’s natural detoxifying process and also to help connect your lymph system (directly by your pits!) with cleansing. This is another reason why you want to stop putting all of those aluminum, chemicals, and additives under there!


Here are the essential oils I recommend:

(choose 1 or a combination of 2 that you like together)

  • Cleansing Blend – this blend will help to clear the odor and cleanse your body.
  • Sandalwood – this oil will help to calm and balance; it supports the circulatory system, nervous system, and is great for the skin.
  • Lavender – this oil is very calming for the skin and the mind; it supports the cardiovascular system, nervous system, skin, and helps with emotional balance.
  • Melaleuca (also known as Tea Tree) – this oil has traditionally been used for skin cuts, irritations, and infections; it is highly antiseptic and has some immune-building properties.
  • Frankincense – this oil has high anti-inflammatory properties; it helps to develop emotional balance, supports the immune system, nervous system, and skin.

So … Are you ready for that recipe?


How To Make Your Natural Deodorant

What you’ll need … also known as the Ingredients!

  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of shea butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of baking soda
  • 20 drops of essential oil

What to do with them … also known as the Directions!

  • Put the coconut oil and shea butter in a glass jar (preferably one you won’t use for anything else because it’s very difficult to clean … I recycled a large glass jar)
  • Put that glass jar in a pot with enough water to meet the level of the coconut oil and shea butter; some would refer to this as a “double boiler.”
  • Bring the water in the pot to a boil and stir the coconut oil and shea butter until all is melted.
  • Remove the glass jar from the water pot (please use pot holders, it will be hot!).
  • Add the arrowroot powder and baking soda and stir until well mixed.
  • Add the essential oils and stir until mixed.
  • Pour into the container you’d like to keep it in; you can recycle a deodorant stick container, you can put it in another recycled glass jar, or you could pour them into silicone molds. Completely up to you. I use a recycled glass jar just because it’s easier and I also put a few in smaller little travel containers because it’s much easier to travel with little ones.
  • Let it sit overnight; what I like to do, is put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, it should be ready to use.
  • NOTE: If you leave it on the counter, you may have a layer of oily liquid on the top if you leave it on the counter. This is normal as it settles and you can pour this out of the jar or you can add equal amounts of arrowroot powder and baking soda, a little at a time, and mix together until it forms a light paste.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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About the Author

I'm Dr. Cori! I'm a doctor of physical therapy and I'm passionate about helping people elevate their lifestyle in three primary ways; financial health, mental health, and physical health. I take a systematic approach to life and business which makes it easier for you to learn my step by step ways to success.

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