That time I made my own deodorant.

So I've been on the hunt for a good natural and safe deodorant for quite a while and I just haven't been too impressed with anything thats on the market. (If you haven't looked into whats in your deodorant I highly recommend doing so... aluminum is nasty stuff my friends. Think cancer, hormone disruptions and Alzheimer's...) After doing a little Googling I decided that I might as well give making my own a try. I mixed and matched ingredients from a few different recipes that I found and I ended up with something that was nothing short of armpit magic. Before we continue I should include a disclaimer regarding some of the homemade deodorant horror stories that I read. Not every deo recipe will work for every person. What is bliss to my pits may make yours turn into a burning mess of steamy hell fire and vice versa. You get the idea. Proceed at your own risk ;)

Soooo just a little background info about my armpits (because I know you're dying to know!) so that you can fully understand how well this stuff works... For a long time I was a diehard Secret Clinical kinda girl (shame face) who's pits could sweat and stink just as good as the sweaty dudes in construction hats. Sexy, I know. So needless to say I was super surprised to find something that isn't a "cancer stick" of a commercial deodorant and could actually get the job done. Stinky, sweaty gals rejoice...hope is on the horizon! Another major plus of this deodorant that I totally wasn't expecting is that it in just around a week of use it has made my pits so, so lovely! Like the people in the deodorant commercial who are all rubbing on their armpits and talking about how smooth and pretty they are... thats me now! Strange?! The only downside I've found to going the homemade route is that your deodorant is now in a mason jar and applying deodorant like lotion is a bit... awkward. Also, in addition to the awkward-ness you are now susceptible to spilling your deodorant all over the bathroom floor. Hence the almost empty jar after only a week or so of use.

Tisse's Super Duper Homemade Deodorant:
6 TBS coconut oil
4 TBS cornstarch
4 TBS baking soda
4 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops clary sage essential oil
2 drops melaleuca essential oil

*If you're not an essential oil kinda gal, fear not, the recipe supposedly will work just as well without them... but without the oils I really can't make any promises that you won't smell like a gyro truck by lunchtime.

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  1. This sounds awesome! I also worry about the ingredients in your store bought deodorants. Where do you get the essential oils? Thanks! :)

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    1. I've included some links in the post... If you click on the oil in the ingredients list it will route you to Amazon :)

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  2. Oo thank you so much! So embarrassing, but my pits are the same and even worse since having Wes. I finally found one that works but its the secret one you're talking about haha oops! I didn't ever think to look at the ingredients. I will be making this right now!

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    1. Yayyy! Let me know how it works! Power to those of us with the dude-like pits! ;)

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  3. What?? This looks so easy!! I'm totally trying this over the weekend!

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  4. I'm totally trying this! My husband gives me a 'look' everytime he sees me use my deodorant as he happily applies his all natural brand :) Since I had Everdeen I feel like I've had to switch my brand every month because it stops working. Time to go natural!

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    1. Word, sister! Hope it works out well for you... I'm a few weeks in and still haven't had any issues whatsoever!

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  5. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I may have to try it without the oils until I can get some! 😊

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    1. Let me know if it really works just as well without the oils... I'm curious!

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  6. Ok I'm convinced I have to try it!

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