DIY natural deodorant

August 16, 2015 - 2 min read

Here is a simple recipe for DIY natural deoderant.

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.