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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.

Make this all natural homemade deodorant and you won't have to worry about toxic ingredients! Just 3 ingredients in this easy to make diy deodorant! #deodorant #naturalskincare #diy #natural #nontoxic #coconutoil #diy

All Natural Homemade Deodorant

3-4 Tbs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tbs. Baking Soda
2 Tbs. Arrowroot or Cornstarch (Arrowroot is preferred as Cornstarch can contain GMO’s and talc)

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.