Friends, this is it. An all natural deodorant that works. WORKS, I tell you! No crappy ingredients. Just five natural ones that last all day long. No stinkiness. Just smell my pits if you don’t believe me. But here is where it gets interesting…your doubting husbands and family members may even start to use it. GASP!
I had been enjoying my successful deodorant recipe for a few weeks. My husband, who so lovingly refers to me as a modern hippy, would roll his eyes if I asked him to try my deodorant for himself. Or so I thought…
One day, he confesses to me, “So, I tried your homemade deodorant yesterday.” I raise my eyebrows in surprise. He continues, “That is the BEST deodorant I have ever used in my entire life! Seriously, Kelly, I have always had a bit of BO at the end of the day. Now I don’t. Consider me a customer for life!” My little modern hippy soul did a tiny happy dance that day.
The next day he says to me, “You know, I love this deodorant but my pits are on FIRE today!” I let him know that he may have a sensitivity to the baking soda. He replies with, “So, your deodorant is strong enough for a man, but apparently pH balanced for a woman!”
I went back to the drawing board committed to finding a recipe that worked for him. After a few trials and errors (his poor, poor pits) I found something that works! It has just as much odor control as the original recipe, without all of the burn. Honestly, most homemade deodorants are made up of the same ingredients. In this recipe I just adjusted the ratio of baking soda to arrowroot powder until I had a balance that worked for my husband.
If you have a sensitivity to baking soda, but REALLY want to make your own deodorant, give this recipe a try! Just halve the recipe for your trial period. Also, go tell all of the naysayers who think you are weird, that your deodorant is better than their Right Guard, or whatever they use. And if they STILL don’t believe you, send them over to me. If they need to smell it to believe it, I will make sure my husband just completed a long run AFTER a full day of work.
Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
- 5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 6 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
- 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I used Lavender) (Where to Buy Essential Oils)
Mix all of your ingredients together and store in a small jar in your medicine cabinet! Your deodorant will be like a paste, so just scoop some out with your finger to apply.
For further reading:
Homemade Natural Coconut Oil Deodorant from The Prairie Homestead
Homemade Non-Toxic Citrus Deodorant from Real Food RN
Homemade Deodorant that Lasts All Day from Revived Kitchen
Dangers of Aluminum in Deodorant from Nature Moms Blog
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