Sunday, July 24, 2011

Homemade Natural Stick Deodorant

Do you remember me sharing about my experience making deodorant in March?

Well, it turned out great like I said and I liked it but during the summer months it got way too soft and not convenient at all to use. It made such a mess and spilled all over.

A little while back I was looking for a new recipe and ran across this one. I tried it and it was such a success!

I'm so happy - it's perfect! My husband can use it and has no bad reactions to it and it doesn't melt in the warm whether either.


Homemade Natural Stick Deodorant
makes 1 stick worth and a bit more

6 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp beeswax
3 Tbsp pure shea butter (or cocoa or any firm butter)
3 Tbsp corn starch (non gmo)
3 Tbsp baking soda (make sure to use aluminum free)
2 Tbsp Aloe Powder (I couldn't find this anywhere locally so I left it out and put an extra 1Tbsp of each corn starch & baking soda)
Essential oils as desired (I used 6 drops of Tea Tree essential oil and it could have used more)

  1. Melt the beeswax in a double boiler over medium-high heat.
  2. Once almost melted, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter and stir frequently until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir whisk (carefully) in the powders, one at a time until well mixed.
  4. Add the essential oils and stir to mix well and promote cooling.
  5. Pour into stick container and set in the refrigerator for a few minutes until firm.
  6. Move to bathroom counter to let firming process finish. It should be ready within 2 hours or so.
Let me know if you try this and how you like it.

P.S. - Sorry for the break in my posting. We went on vacation for 2 weeks and I thought I'd be able to post while on it but it didn't happen... Now I'm home and getting everything back on schedule...trying to keep my priorities on track. : ) Hope I didn't loose my readers! : )


Mikailah said...

I will have to try that! We buy natural deoderant from a local drug store, but I would love to make our owm. I am sure my mom would be interested in that as well! :)

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I'm still a little 'green' with all the green living things that are possible and I never knew a person could make their own deoderant. So interesting!

A Restful Place said...

Thanks Mikailah! Let me know if you like it! : )

Amanda - I totally understand, I've been learning for about 7 years now and there's just so much out there to learn about "green" products! :)


Toyin O. said...

Will love to try this, thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

Thank you for posting this! I really need to try it! My husband and I use Milk of Magnesia which works great but it is so messy.

The Fischer Family said...

Something about this intrigues me! I am wanting to go more green, but I'm addicted to my Dove deodorant. But this is worth trying at least once! Thanks for the inspiration. I found you from Homemaker by Choice.

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