Finally I got around to making my own deodorant! It’s been a while since I wanted to try a homemade one and it’s so incredibly easy to make!
I used raw organic coconut oil and that’s why my deodorant has a solid consistency. I love raw coconut oil, it has such a lovely flavour and creamy texture. The ingredients you need:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
5 tbsp coconut oil
5 drops essential oil (optional)
Yes, that’s all you need! It’s incredible that you can make something as essential in your life as deodorant from a few simple ingredients! The amount I made will last me forever!
In a bowl, mix everything well until you get a smooth paste and add the essential oil(s), if using. I used 5 drops of Grapefruit essential oil and it smells gorgeous!
Store it in a glass jar. Coconut oil tends to melt in higher and solidify in lower temperatures, so a glass container is the best if the deodorant is not stored in the fridge.
If you use fractionated coconut oil, I guess you can store the mixture in a special deodorant container. I store it in my bathroom cabinet with my other hand made goodies. Next time I’ll try to make it runnier just for the sake of experimenting.