I have been making deodorant for my husband and I for about a year now and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. It is probably the best DIY recipe that I use in our home that works really well and is all natural. Now don’t think I’m a genius, because it’s not my own recipe, but I love to share with people anything that works well. Sophie Uliano is all about ‘green’ products and is amazing at coming up with DIY recipes. Now luckily I’m not a very stinky person, but when I am nursing or pregnant my body odor is funkier than normal.
What I love about this recipe is that it is all natural ingredients, it is super cheap, one batch lasts a long time, and it really works! You only need a tiny bit, especially if you are a little sensitive to baking soda, make sure you don’t use too much or your skin could get irritated. If you find that the baking soda is bothering you, then try adding more coconut oil. This is actually considered a ‘pit paste’ because when it’s hot outside the coconut oil in it makes this turn more ‘pasty’ and the deodorant turns into a liquid so don’t try putting this into a deodorant stick.
Here is the recipe! Let me know here or on Facebook or Instagram if you end up making this.
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp non-nano zinc oxide*
- essential oils of your choice
*Make sure that it is non-nano zinc oxide. This can be purchased on Amazon.
**And yes, I did spell deodorant wrong on my label on my jar….if only labelers had auto correct. Fixing that label!