Over the last year or so I’ve been on this personal mission of purchasing non-toxic products. And boy, it takes some research! Deodorant is the number one body product I wanted to change au natural. There are just too many studies showing the harmful effects of the ingredients used in the average store bought deodorant! So I decided to DIY this one and have been using this deodorant recipe for the last year! It’s a recipe I’ve modified originally from, Amanda Cook, an online wellness guru I enjoy following!
A few notes:
As any new product, patch testing a wise choice just to insure you skin jives with the recipe!
I made the common mistake of traveling to a hot country (aka, Colombia!) with this deodorant as I forgot a key fact: Coconut oil will MELT at 24 degrees and hotter. So not idea for hot trips. But here is the next deodorant I’m trying out on my next trip this Christmas.
If you’re also on a journey of bringing more natural products into your life, I’d love to know in the comments below what you’re trying at the moment! If you feel you’d like to share a recipe, I’d love to hear from you here!
DIY Natural Deoderant
3 tbsp coconut oil (raw)*
1 1/2 tbsp baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate)
3 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder
5-8 drops of your preferred essential oil (mine’s Loyalty by Young Living)
A 50 mL(-ish) reusable container/glass jar
Melt the coconut oil over a very low temperature or in the microwave for only a few seconds
Mix all the ingredients together with a spatula until smooth! Volia!
Hi you! I’m Carolina, the creator of the LIA project, elementary teacher, certified yoga instructor, self care advocate and lover of all things outdoors. When I’m not creating lesson plans for my students, I'm usually in the rockies, at a spa, stretching it out at a studio or having soul conversations with a my girlfriends... glass of wine in hand.. (continue reading under LIA team tab).