Homemade Natural Deodorant: DIY All Natural Lavender Deodorant
How often has this happened to you? You’re reaching for something and come to the embarrassing realization that your deodorant simply wasn’t up to the rigors of the day? Yep, I’m talking about body odor. The next time that happens, instead of turning to a stronger store-bought deodorant, beat BO once and for all with a homemade natural deodorant.
Learning how to make homemade deodorant is pretty easy (as I’ll demonstrate a little later in this article). It requires just 4 steps (one of which is waiting). Plus, this particular homemade natural deodorant may not only help you cover up the stresses of the day but actually overcome them thanks to the lavender essential oil, which is known to promote relaxation.
In addition to smelling great, this homemade natural deodorant will save you money. In fact, according to an AOL Finance article, regular strength deodorant can cost anywhere from $4 to $8 and extra strength averages $7 to $8. Learning how to make homemade deodorant will definitely pay off!
While I always love to snag a deal and save a few pennies, one of the top benefits of this homemade natural deodorant is that it’s all natural. This DIY beauty product is perfect for anyone, but it’s a real boon to those with sensitive skin. You see, store-bought deodorants contain a myriad of ingredients and chemicals that may cause irritation. Two of the big culprits are artificial scents and aluminum, neither of which you will find in this homemade natural deodorant. On top of causing itchy and unsightly irritation, the aluminum in store-bought deodorants may clog up pores leading to breakouts.
Trust me, learning how to make homemade deodorant will have both your wallet and your skin thanking you!
Tip: If your fabrics aren’t smelling so fresh, try this DIY lavender linen spray or make your own laundry detergent.
We’re now at the part of the article where I would typically tell you what an amazing gift this homemade natural deodorant would make. Well, I probably wouldn’t give it as a stand alone gift as the receiver may think you’re trying to tell them something 🙂 . However, I would definitely consider pairing this homemade natural deodorant with other DIY bath and beauty products, like this lavender body scrub, to make a gift basket.
So, if you agree that buying deodorant is the pits (haha), let’s get to learning how to make homemade deodorant!
2 T. coconut oil
3 T. baking soda
3 T. arrowroot powder or cornstarch
3 T. Shea butter
8 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
4 oz. Mason jar
1. Combine coconut oil and Shea butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat until melted.
2. Remove pan from heat and stir in essential oils, arrowroot powder, and baking soda until combined.
Tip: Use non GMO baking soda if possible.
3. Pour mixture into a 4 oz. Mason jar.
4. Allow to set.
Note: This will take approximately an hour. The finished product will be a little softer than store-bought deodorant.
1. Use your fingers to remove a small amount homemade natural deodorant from the Mason jar.
2. Dab under your arms.
3. To prevent staining, allow homemade natural deodorant to dry completely before putting on clothing.
Note: In some individuals, baking soda may cause irritation. If so, use cornstarch in place of baking soda in this “how to make homemade deodorant” recipe.
If you try this homemade natural deodorant I’d love to know your experience. Also, what other essential oils do you think would work well in this how to make homemade deodorant recipe? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
Homemade natural deodorant isn’t the only bath and beauty product you can tackle in your own kitchen. Find your next DIY project by:
- Checking out the easy homemade beauty products right here on FreebieFindingMom.com.
- Following Freebie Finding Mom’s Homemade Beauty Products Pinterest board.
- Following Freebie Finding Mom’s DIY Beauty Pinterest board.
Essential Veda says
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Marie Ano says
Thank you. Glad to hear you liked it! 🙂