Why you should make your own deodorant
Have you seen the ingredients in your store-bought roll-on deodorant? Take a look at this:

  • Aluminum: Linked to breast cancer
  • Parabens: Linked to birth defects
  • Propylene glycol: Can damage your central nervous system, liver and heart
  • Phythalates: Also linked to birth defects
  • Sweat blockers: We need to sweat to release toxins and to keep our bodies cool

And this is just the start of the list. If you are looking for a natural alternative to store-bought deodorant try our DIY natural deodorant, free of harmful chemicals.

How to make your own natural deodorant
You can whip up a batch of homemade deodorant in a matter of minutes and personalise the scent to match your favourite aromas. Have a play with fruity-scented essential oils to create a tropical wonderland right there in your bathroom.


  • ½ a cup of unrefined coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch (if you have sensitive skin switch to arrowroot powder)
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • ½ a teaspoon of essential oil such as lavender, rose or sweet orange

How to make

  • Coconut oil has a tendency to be firm. Pop it in the microwave for 10-second intervals until fully melted
  • Add essential oil to melted coconut oil
  • Add cornstarch and baking soda then stir until smooth
  • Recycle one of your old deodorant containers (after sterilising) with a removable roller ball and add the mixture

Note: You may need to keep it in the fridge if you notice your coconut oil separates from the other ingredients.
You may notice you are sweating more in the first 2 to 3 weeks of using your natural deodorant. Your body is removing all of the toxins from using an antiperspirant, but this is not a permanent side-effect, so keep at it! If symptoms persist, ensure you visit your local general health practitioner.

Want to try making other beauty products at home. Click here to see how to turn your home into your very own beauty spa.
Many beauty treatments will speed up the detoxification stages of switching to a natural deodorant. Try one of these beauty salons in the Maitland area.

Adnama Beauty

Amanda and the qualified team at Adnama Beauty offer a wide variety of beauty treatments to leave you feeling rejuvenated. Open 6 days a week stop by and enjoy a facial, massage, microdermabrasion, exfoliation, spray tan wax or make-up application. Bookings are essential so call and book your pamper session today!
Where: 13 Belmore Road, Lorn NSW 2320

Beauty Therapy College of Australia
Open Monday to Friday, the Beauty Therapy College of Australia offers training and services in a range of beauty therapies. Whether you are looking to become a beauty therapist or pop down for a treatment, you are in good hands. Come in to enjoy a relaxing massage, skin enhancing treatment, tan or to get your nails done. Want to spoil the ones you love? Purchase a gift voucher and let them experience one of the relaxing treatments at Beauty Therapy College of Australia for themselves.
Where: Cnr Mitchell Drv and Brisbane Street, Greenhills NSW 2484

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