All-Natural Lavender-Scented Deodorant

Do you often find yourself in the deodorant aisle at the store for long periods of time reading ingredient labels and trying to find anything with ingredient names you actually recognize and without ingredients you know to be harmful? The best way to be sure that your deodorant is completely natural is to make it yourself! Try this great recipe for All-Natural Lavender-Scented Deodorant.

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All-Natural Lavender-Scented Deodorant

  • Servings: Yield = one 2.65 oz. deodorant stick
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine coconut oil and beeswax pellets in a heat-proof glass bowl or glass measuring cup.
  2. Place bowl or measuring cup in a saucepan filled with an inch of water. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until completely melted.
  3. Stir in cornstarch, baking soda, and the oil from one vitamin E capsule.
  4. Remove from heat, and add essential oils.
  5. Quickly pour mixture into an empty deodorant container.
  6. Wait for mixture to harden and cool completely, and then start enjoying your all-natural essential oil deodorant!

 

14 thoughts on “All-Natural Lavender-Scented Deodorant

  1. Can lavender be subbed for Frank and/or the Balance blend to create a different scent, or is lavender in this recipe for a reason other than scent (like preventing more sweat or purifying or something)?

    • Lavender and Melaleuca were chosen because these oils have antifungal, antibacterial and/or antimicrobial properties so they help kill the bacteria in the sweat that causes the smell. If you would rather a different smell, you can always substitute either of these oils for another oil or oil blend, but choosing oils with similar properties may be most helpful.

  2. You could use Zinc oxide to soothe an armpit rash and replace the Baking Soda with something less irritating, Bentonite Clay to the rescue. Hope this helps!

  3. My adult daughter is having issues with serious rashes using Natural deodorants. I purchased all the ingredients to make this deodorant for both she and I. It has turned out gritty and will not harden. The only thing I did differently was I added an extra vitamin E oil.
    I use it with my finger because it’s to soft to roll.
    Any ideas?????????
    Thanks,
    Gwen

    • I’m not sure why your deodorant would have turned out gritty. Ours turned out smooth and easy to roll. If you live in a hotter environment, you may need to keep the deodorant in a cool location (like the fridge) to keep in solid (it stays perfectly solid at room temperature where we are in Utah though). Did you melt the ingredients completely before adding the baking soda and cornstarch? And did you make sure that you stirred in the cornstarch and baking soda really well so they didn’t leave any lumps? The deodorant should have been completely smooth in its liquid form before you poured it into the container. You could probably try melting the deodorant down again and trying to get it smoother before pouring it back into the container. Let us know if you figure out a solution.

  4. You may be able to use arrowroot in replacement of the cornstarch.It can be found in most grocery stores in the baking isle in the “natural” flours section. A little side note, I use arrowroot as a thickening agent when cooking and it is less harsh on your digestive system to break down and digest compared to cornstarch.

  5. I find that it is best to use aluminum free baking soda. It’s a little harder to find but well worth it!

  6. I am suppose not have corn in my diet…Can I use more baking soda instead of corn starch for this deoderant? Or will the cornstarch go into my skin?

    • We haven’t tried it substituting more baking soda. Cornstarch functions as a thickening agent, so leaving out the cornstarch would probably change the texture. Let us know if you figure out a substitution that works for you!

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