Make Your Own Deodorant To Avoid Allergies And Control Ingredients

Make Your Own Deodorant To Avoid Allergies And Control Ingredients

Whether you have allergies to some of the ingredients in commercial deodorant, or just prefer to make your own and smell the way you want to smell, this recipe for homemade deodorant from Instructables user doodlecraft hits the spot.

Doodlecraft put together this recipe because she was concerned about some of the ingredients in commercial products. This is what you'll need:

4 Tbsp beeswax

1 1/2 Tbsp Shea butter

1 Tbsp cocoa butter

1 1/4 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 T bentonite clay

1/2 T bicsrb soda

Doodlecraft notes that these measurements will make two sticks of deodorant. Strictly speaking, you don't need both shea butter and cocoa butter -- just 2 1/2 tablespoons of either or both, total. You could also add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to give it some fragrance. The quantities you wind up buying are enough to make a lot of deodorant, so you'll be set for a while with this approach.

You'll also want some containers to put your deodorant in, which might be the tough part (especially if you're trying to do this so you don't have to buy deodorant in the first place.) She notes that once it firms up, it's like chapstick -- it warms when it touches your body and spreads easily, but stays firm in its container. Hit the link below to see the step-by-step.

Homemade Deodorant [Instructables]


  • Wow, can’t wait to sit next to someone on the train who decided that cocoa butter and bicarb were an acceptable substitute for actual deodorant.

  • You could add aluminium sulphate which is one of the main active ingredients in many commercial products and those deodorant ‘rocks’ are made totally out of it. I believe it acts as an anti-persperant.

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