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DIY: How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant

Published on December 1st 2014 by under DIY

Admired by the Gods, patronized by the royals, and chosen by the mass – scent, aroma, fragrance, perfume are as old as human civilization that is acquainted to the aromas of flowers, foods, oils, used in many ways and forms in apparels to roll-ons to after-shaves to body-sprays or deodorants! Despite many natural perfumeries to aromatize us like the roses, jasmines, gardenias, deermask, sandalwood and millions more, man has ran after chemically-made strong odors, ultimately too crude for our skin and body!

Natural Homemade Deodorant Picture

Picture 1: Natural Homemade Deodorant

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How about opting for a greener way that would keep us safe and help us going green?! Here do we share a few of the best ways for making our own natural and easy-to-make homemade deodorant that really works- at low cost and by nominal effort, while sitting pretty in the comfort of your home!

Let there be butterflies around you… Here you go…

1. How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant Stick
(with coconut oil)

Deodorant Stick with Coconut Oil Images

Picture 2 : Deodorant Stick with Coconut Oil

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  • Coconut Oil – 3 T
  • Baking Soda – 3 T
  • Shea Butter – 2 T
  • Arrowroot (optional) – 2 T
  • Essential Oils (optional)

How to make natural homemade deodorant

  • Mix coconut oil and shea butter and melt them together in a double boiler (not over direct heat). Wait until it barely melts.
  • To this, mix the arrowroot and the soda, as you remove from heat.
  • Mix all the above ingredients well.
  • Next, add the essential oil/s and store the whole mixture in a glass container (no need to refrigerate).
  • You can also wait to let it cool completely and then pour the whole mixture in an old deodorant stick. However, this might start to melt during the summer.


This stick can easily be used as an underarm deodorant.

2. How to Make Easy Natural Homemade Deodorizer
(with arrowroot and baking soda)

Homemade Deodorizer Photos

Picture 3 : Homemade Deodorizer

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  • Coconut oil – ½ cup (i.e. 6 T approx.)
  • Baking soda – ¼ cup (i.e. 4 T)
  • Arrowroot or cornstarch – ¼ cup (i.e. 4 T)
  • Essential oils (optional) – ¼ tsp

How to make natural homemade deodorizer

  • Take a medium sized bowl and pour in arrowroot and baking soda and mix together.
  • Start pouring in coconut oil while mashing in with the help of a fork until they all mix well.
  • If you wish, add the essential oils.
  • Now pour this in an old used deodorant container or a glass jar and now it’s ready to use!

3. How to Make Easy Natural Homemade Deodorizer
(with beeswax & without baking soda)


  • Beeswax – 10 g
  • Coconut oil – 30g
  • Shea butter – 20g
  • Oil (like almond, avocado, jojoba, apricot etc., liquid at room temperature) – 10g
  • Arrowroot powder – 15g
  • Diatomaceous Earth – 15g
  • Vitamin E – 5 drops
  • Essential oils – 20-25 drops
  • Jar or tin (with a capacity of 4 oz) – 1
  • Kitchen scale – 1
  • Double-boiler – 1

How to make natural homemade deodorant

  • In the double boiler, heat together both the oils, beeswax and shea butter (better if this is boiled in the upper part of the boiler).
  • On low heat, let all the ingredients melt down, with the beeswax to melt last of all.
  • Remove the boiler from heat and set aside to allow it to cool down.
  • As it cools, add in the diatomaceous earth, arrowroot, essential oils (if you want) and the vitamin E and keep stirring briskly until the whole mixture combines well and homogenously.
  • The mixture is ready, now pour the whole in a container and keep in a safe place to allow it to set up. This process doesn’t take a long time.

4. How to make Homemade Deodorant for sensitive skin

Picture of Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Picture 4 : Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

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  • Pre-melted coconut oil – 30 g (or a little more than 2 tbsp)
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) – 30 g (or a little more than 2 tbsp)
  • Arrowroot powder (if you have very sensitive skin, do not use cornstarch) – 72 g (6 tbsp)
  • Tea tree oil – 10 drops
  • Essential oils (any flavor) (optional)
  • Sweet almond oil or Vitamin E oil for soothing skin after shave – not more than 1 tsp

How to make natural homemade deodorant

  • Mix well the ingredients arrowroot, baking soda and tea tree oil.
  • Add the coconut oil and keep stirring until smooth. Skin soothing oils should be added at this stage, if you want to add them at all.
  • Pour the whole mixture in an empty deodorant stick container, while making sure that the base is twisted all the way down to the bottom of the container.


  1. Don’t panic if initially the mixture looks soft, because this should set up by itself within a few days’ time.
  2. Add essential oil of your own taste, or make variants every time you make your stick from strawberry to musk to sandal or anything else you love.

5. How to make Homemade Deodorant Spray


  • Baking soda
  • Water – (to avoid chemicals, it would be best to use filtered, distilled or rainwater)
  • Lemon oil/Mint oil/Lavender oil, or any other fresh-smelling essential oil of your choice (optional)
  • Spray bottle

How to make homemade deodorant spray

  • Take the empty spray bottle and fill it up halfway with the water.
  • To this, add 1/8th tsp of baking soda and mix well.
  • Keep adding the baking soda, little at a time, until the water turns with a viscosity between something both smooth and slippery.
  • Add 1 to 2 drops of essential oil of your choice.
  • Gently shake the bottle to mix it all well. Spray the deo-spray on your body only after you are sure all particles inside are completely dissolved.

6. How to make Homemade Antiperspirant Deodorant

Images of Homemade Antiperspirant Deodorant

Picture 5 : Homemade Antiperspirant Deodorant

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  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Shea butter – 1 cup
  • Coconut oil – ½ cup
  • Almond oil – ½ cup
  • Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil – 15 Drops
  • Baking Soda – 1 cup
  • Arrowroot Powder/Corn Starch – ½ cup

How to make homemade deodorant spray

  • Mix well Arrowroot Powder/Corn Starch and Baking Soda in a bowl of glass.
  • Use a double boiler to melt the butter and oils together. You can also use a non-porous pan on simmering heat.
  • Just allow this to melt, but make sure it doesn’t start to boil.
  • Next, pour this melted butter/oil into a dry ingredient bowl and mix it well.
  • Then after, add the essential oil (mentioned above, or anyone from your favorite list) and mix this too.
  • Store this whole mixture in a sealed glass jar.
  • This wonderful homemade deodorant can be applied to the underarms daily. You can also reapply this before you start with any strenuous activity.

-General Tips-

  1. In all the above ingredients/recipes, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is not to be confused with baking powder.
  2. Apply deodorant and spray lightly rather than using a thick coating for it to work. This also prevents any possible stains on your clothes.
  3. Allow your body to take a few days for adjusting to the new ingredients before you take a decision about whether or not you like the deodorant.
  4. You would enjoy your new natural, homemade deodorant more if you feel positive thinking that, what you are doing is something positive for your health and body!

One thought on “DIY: How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant

  1. Ann says:

    I made the #2 recipe. Works great as a deodorant. However, if I sweat, the coconut oil gets onto my clothing and leaves an oily stain that doesn’t wash out unless pre-treated.

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