Homemade Deodorant Recipe

by Kathy

This is not a soap question, but I would like to make my own deodorant.

I know there are recipes on line, but they have so much drag to them.

Do you make/or have a recipe for homemade deodorant?

Would appreciate your help.


Sorry Kathy,

I've never made deodorant but hopefully someone will post a recipe for you.

Good luck,

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Citric acid deodorant
by: Anonymous

I use any favorite essential oil to scent my version of deodorant. In a small spray bottle add:
1/2 cup distilled water
1 tsp citric acid crystals
10 drops essential oil

Put the lid on, shake, and spray underarms.
This should not be used immediately after shaving.
Please realise that you still sweat, but the citric acid kills the smelly bacteria on the skin.
Any problems with unwanted odors may come from bacteria living in your clothing. Wash/soak in STRONG Borax solution, repeat with strong citric acid solution if necessary. Test color fastness first. Once clothes are clean, smell should be gone! Good Luck!

Quick & Easy Homemade Deodorant that works!
by: Anonymous

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
Few tbs of unrefined virgin coconut oil
Several drops of essential oil, tea tree & peppermint work very well

Mix baking soda & arrowroot powder and add enough coconut oil to get a good paste consistency. Add about 10-20 drops EO and mix well. Store in air tight container.

A little goes a long way. I've been using this for about a month now and it really does work. I live in Georgia and this can stand up to the southern heat & humidity! It is NOT an anti-perspirant, you'll still sweat but won't stink!

Deodorant recipe
by: Debbie

Here's a recipe that I found a long time ago....

Recipe 1

2 T beeswax (15g)
1 T cocoa butter or vegetable shortening
2 T baking soda
1 T cornstarch or arrowroot powder (or 1/2 T cornstarch + 1/2 T zinc oxide powder)
30 - 50 drops total of non-irritating antibacterial essential oils such as high quality rosemary, tea tree, lavendar, frankincense (boswellin), calendula, etc

Melt wax and shortening or cocoa butter under low heat or in double boiler. Stir in baking soda, cornstarch, and essential oils. Mix well and pour into empty deodorant stick container. This makes a hard deodorant. To make it creamier so it can be dispensed in a jar and rubbed on, use 2T cocoa butter or shortening and 1T (7.5g) beeswax or use 3T shortening, omit the wax, and add another T of baking soda.


If zinc oxide powder is available , use 1/2 T zinc oxide powder and 1/2 T corn starch instead of 1T cornstarch to increase antibacterial action.

Debbie in WV

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