Making a personal deodorant takes a little fore thought. Not everybody wants to smell the same.
There are some basic ingredients that go into almost all home made deodorants. After that your only adding masking agents (fragrances) which are optional to any concoction.
See my lists below for basic ingredients and masking scents.
Before you could buy deodorant off the shelf this is how us gals used to do it. Don’t start off by making a big batch. Start slowly making small batches. Test them and some things you’ll want to pay attention to are how it may effect your clothing. Also you may prefer to adjust the ingredients. We all have preferences and you want something that will be pleasing to yourself. If you’re using masking fragrances you’ll want to make them pleasant for others as well.
Basic Deodorant Ingredients
- Baking Soda
- Cornstarch – Arrow Root Powder
- Coconut Oil
Optional (Masking Scents)
Masking scents are normally simple essential oils. I recommend trying different ones. Still after all these years lavender is my favorite go to oil for my personal deodorant. I have however used sweet orange, and even tried cinnamon once.
Mixing Directions (Remember to Start Small)
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Corn Starch or Arrow Root Powder
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda (adjust this if it irritates you)
Put all of your ingredients into a small mixing bowl and just use a spoon to blend it all together good. When you’re done mix in your scented oil. I recommend starting with no more than 5-10 drops for the amount of deodorant that this recipe calls for. If you want more or less just adjust accordingly.
How to Apply
I normally put mine on just a few minutes from when I’m out of the shower or bath. Simply get a small amount on your fingers and rub it under your arms. You’ll want to wait a few minutes before dressing so that it doesn’t affect the under arm area of your clothing. After all we’re trying to put our best foot forward!