Super Easy, 3 Ingredient, Non Toxic, DIY Deodorant
That's right! Only 3 ingredients and you can have effective and safe deodorant for super cheap. You may already know, but there are some questionable ingredients in many deodorants currently on the shelves in personal care isles. Ingredients that have been linked to certain diseases or even just uncomfortable reactions. Deodorant is something we use every single day (most of the time), so it's super important that we make sure the ingredients are clean and non toxic.
This deodorant recipe only takes about 5 minutes to make. All you need is coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and baking soda. You can always add a few drops of essential oil if you're into have a little scent, but make sure the essential oil is recommended for armpits. Some can cause irritations. We love lemon, lime, and lavender!
how you make it!
Voila! We decided to put ours in a little jar, but you can also clean out an old deodorant stick if you prefer using a stick application :). Leave in the fridge to keep a solid consistency, or in a bathroom cupboard if you're ok with it being a little creamier.
TIPS! Don't apply too much, just the equivalent of one swipe of a regular stick deodorant. Apply to dry armpits, when natural deodorants mix with water they can cause shirt stains. And wait 5-10 minutes for the deodorant to soak in before putting on your shirt. This will help you avoid shirt stains from the coconut oil.
The ingredients below are some red flags to check on your deodorant label.
If your current deodorant contains one or more of these ingredients, consider switching to a more non toxic option, or better yet, making your own.
Monica is a vegan, coffee and comics loving, non-toxic lifer who has her own cruelty-free body care company, Bare Bones Body Care. When she’s not advocating for public health, animals, or the environment, you will most likely catch her drinking coffee, playing basketball, or laughing uncontrollably.