I have been meaning to make my own deodorant for a while now. Why, you ask? For quite a few reasons! I’m trying to avoid toxins and deodorants can be full of them! Even the crunchy deodorants seem to have something wrong with them.
Common Toxic Chemicals in Deodorant
Aluminum – A developmental and reproductive toxin.
Parabens – A reproductive toxin.
Propylene Glycol – Immunotoxin.
Fragrance – (can contain Phthalates) Neurotoxin and immunotoxin.
Sadly there’s many more chemicals in deodorants that are also toxic but those listed above are some of the big ones.
Now that you know why I decided to make my own deodorant, how about the recipe? It’s actually a very simple recipe, very easy to make, and it can even be put into an old deodorant container.
All Natural Homemade Deodorant
Mix baking soda and arrowroot together. Add extra virgin coconut oil.
Mix well with spoon or hands until it is about the consistency of commercial deodorant.
Transfer into a bowl or old deodorant container.
You may want to put the deodorant in the fridge to harden but as long as the room temperature is below 76 degrees your deodorant will stay in it’s proper form.
Note: This deodorant can melt in warmer temperatures so either store in a jar or keep your deodorant tube some place cool.