Coconut Oil Deodorant + Toothpaste
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5 DIY Deodorant Recipes

You'll love the tropical-y smell of coconut oil deodorant combined with essential oils.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Setting Up Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber

Equipment

Materials

Coconut Oil + Baking Soda Deodorant

DIY Deodorant without Baking Soda

DIY Deodorant Spray

DIY Deodorant Bar

  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda or diatomaceous earth powder
  • 4 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 24 drops essential oil

DIY Deodorant with clay

Instructions

Coconut Oil + Baking Soda Deodorant

  • Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl. Heat a couple of inches of water over low heat in a small saucepan. Place the bowl on top to melt the oils.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, corn starch/arrowroot. Add in essential oils and combine.
  • Pour into a small jar and let it sit until completely hardened. Replace lid and keep in a cool, dry spot.
  • Apply a small amount to your underarms with your fingers.

DIY Deodorant without Baking Soda

  • Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl. Heat a couple of inches of water over low heat in a small saucepan. Place the bowl on top to melt the oils.
  • Combine arrowroot powder and diatomaceous earth in another large bowl.
  • Pour melted butter and oil into the bowl with the arrowroot and DE. Add in essential oils and stir to combine.
  • Stick the bowl into the fridge. When it's almost all the way solid, take it out and whip with either a hand mixer or emulsion blender. Keep going until the mixture is fluffy. Make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Transfer to a jar with a lid and keep in a cool, dry spot.
  • Apply a small amount to your underarms with your fingers.

DIY Deodorant Spray

  • Combine all ingredients in a small, dark colored bottle. The dark colored bottle will help keep the essential oils from degrading.
  • Shake well to combine ingredients.
  • Shake again before using. Give each underarm 2-3 spritzes and let air dry.

DIY Deodorant Bar

  • Combine beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl. Heat a couple of inches of water over low heat in a small saucepan. Place the bowl on top to melt the wax and oils.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the powders. Add in essential oils and combine.
  • Pour into a mold and let the bar harden for several hours. If you don't have soap/lotion bar molds you can use ice cube trays, loaf pans, silicone molds or other Tupperware.

DIY Deodorant with clay

  • Melt the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Once fully melted, remove from heat and add bentonite clay and tea tree oil.
  • Whisk to combine. Pour into a jar and set aside to cool completely.
  • Since it's oil-based, a little goes a long way. Apply a pea sized amount to each underarm and let it sink in before putting on a shirt.