Unnecessary Necessities

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Homemade DIY aluminum free deodorant

on May 25, 2012


Looks fancy doesn’t it!!  If you peeked into my room right now it would look like some odd laboratory with different jars, bowls, and even my makeshift double boiler (who knew a rice cooker with steamer attachment on top would have so many uses!).  I’ve been trying to make my own lotions, lip balms, etc in both an effort to be more cost friendly and I like to know what I’m rubbing all over myself.  I decided to try to make my own deodorant and was actually pleasantly surprised how well it works!  I have tried a few aluminum free ones and this actually works the best for me!

I mixed up a little mini batch to try it out and keep it in this cute little dish I found.  It uses coconut oil which melts around 76 degrees, so since it’s hot as all get up outside and the a/c isn’t on it’s morphed into a squishy mix (as you can tell in the second picture) but I actually think it’s easier to put on that way!  Whether it’s solid in this in-between state I put it on the same, swipe some up with your fingers and rub it on.  You will sweat because it doesn’t have the aluminum ingredients, but you won’t smell!  Keep reading to see how you can make your own!

How’d I make it?

Equal parts baking soda, corn starch (or arrowroot powder, which I had never heard of, but it’s actually what I used because it was cheaper at the store I was at than the corn starch was!), and coconut oil.  Since I just wanted to make a mini batch I used one heaping tablespoon of each!  I mashed it together in a bowl (I gave up on using a spoon to mix it after about 30 seconds and just went in with my fingers) then once I formed it into one big nugget I moved it to the dish I keep it in.  One day when it was warmer I mushed it all down to how you see it in the picture now!

Of course you can add scent if you’d like!  A drop or two of an essential oil should do.


4 responses to “Homemade DIY aluminum free deodorant

  1. Anna Anatolyevna says:

    Thanks a lot for your hint!

  2. […] finding out I liked. When I realized I only needed a few ingredients to make your own I decided to give it a try and I LOVE it! It is very strange to not use an antiperspirant (especially when I work out!) and […]

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