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Have you looked at the ingredients of your deodorant lately?  I have and I can tell you I have no idea what half of the ingredients are.  Our skin is our largest organ and the skin absorbs these unnatural ingredients/chemicals that are in these deodorants! I have been on a quest to not only change my diet with wholesome ingredients, but also to change my skincare products to all natural and homemade products.

For some time now, I have been searching for a natural alternative for deodorant.  I have tried straight coconut oil and that works well, but sometimes on hot and sticky days I was left with some slightly sticky and slightly wet arm pits.  So I kept searching for something that protected against wetness, stickiness, and order.  Well I finally found the perfect deodorant!  This recipe came from a friend of mine, Rhonda Harader Cain.  A lot of you might know Rhonda from our Facebook Page. She is an active member and offers a lot of great information (Thanks Rhonda!) :)

So here is the recipe.  It is made with 3 ingredients.  Coconut oil, arrowroot powder and baking soda!  That is it, how simple is that!  So the next time you are in need for some deodorant, try this…You won’t be disappointed!

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How To Make Your Own Deodorant With Only 3 Natural Ingredients!
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and with a fork work the ingredients together to form a solid substance.
  2. Put your mixture/deodorant into a small airtight container.
  3. When you are ready to use, simple put a little under your arm pit and allow to dry for a few minutes.

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18 thoughts on “How To Make Your Own Deodorant With Only 3 All Natural Ingredients!”

  1. Janice Romanski Gardner says:

    I will definitely try this!

  2. Janice Romanski Gardner says:

    I will definitely try this!

  3. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    I had my husband try this out today and it worked for him as well…it worked really well!

  4. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    I had my husband try this out today and it worked for him as well…it worked really well!

  5. Rhonda Harader Cain says:

    I love it! I found the recipe on a blog but cannot remember the name of it. : ( I used Tea Tree Oil and a cinnamon/clove blend for essential oils.

  6. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    I figured you could add some kind of essential oil, but I just love the smell of coconut oil :) Wonder if you could add some baby powder Rhonda for a baby powder scented deodorant?

  7. Rhonda Harader Cain says:

    I would not see why & a great idea! I used Tea Tree oil due to its healing & antibacterial properties. I love the smell of cinnamon & cloves : )

  8. Rhonda Harader Cain says:

    I would not see why & a great idea! I used Tea Tree oil due to its healing & antibacterial properties. I love the smell of cinnamon & cloves : )

  9. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    Cinnamon and cloves, Now that is a great idea!

  10. ElizabethHallDurham says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE!!!!!  I have tried so many different deodorants and recipes and they don’t work or I am allergic to them.  This homemade deodorant is AMAZING to say the least!  By any chance do you or Rhonda have a shampoo and conditioner recipe (allergic to them too)?

    1. hallecottis says:

       @ElizabethHallDurham I am working on that and hope to have that out next week :)  I am glad you are enjoying this recipe!

  11.’s an awesome thing to make the use of natural substance and really a great idea to protect your skin. It’s amazing the image in this article identifies this article is all about the deodrant..

  12. JoanneParker1 says:

    Hi i made this and found it felt gritty any ideas where i have gone wrong or is it suppose to ???

    1. hallecottis says:

      JoanneParker1Try backing down a bit on the baking soda and that should help.  My last batch I used 6 tbsp of arrowroot and 2 tbsp of baking soda.  Other than being gritty for you (which I have not noticed in my batches), did the deodorant work for you?

      1. JoanneParker1 says:

        Only been using for 2 days but so far works really well ive ordered some e oils to experiment with so going to make some more with less bs when they come thankyou so much for replying x

  13. Shella says:

    Just get Honeybee Gardens deodorant.  It uses similar ingredients and is pretty cheap if you get it on an online deal.  I order 5 at a time on a deal and I think it comes out around $5.00.  One container lasts several weeks and works great.  This sounds really messy.  With Honeybee Gardens you don’t have to wait for it to dry.

    1. lori says:

      Is that a powder? Just looked it up on anazon and just saw powder deoderanr

  14. Tiffany Ward says:

    I read this and was like YES this is exactly what I need to do. My grandma had breast cancer (some where around her late 20s to early 30s) so my mom and I have been very careful since we’ve heard some of the ingrediants they put in store bought deodorant has a risk of causing breast cancer. We are tested every year since she has had three scares and I had my first at only 19 years old. I started using this recipy and haven’t had any lumps at all. Thank you so much for posting

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