Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and what goes onto your body also goes into your body.
Making your own deodorant is a great idea for those seeking a more natural option for their deodorant, looking to save money, cut back on packaging, as well as have the ability to know what ingredients they’re putting on their skin.
3 tbsp shea butter (anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effects)
3 tbsp baking soda (helps to neutralize odor)
2 tbsp coconut oil (antibacterial, antifungal)
2tbsp arrowroot (arrowroot absorbs moisture for long-lasting freshness)
6-12 drops of Essential oils
(For this batch, we used 1 drop Oregano, 4 drops Rosemary, and 4 drops Frankincense. We change it up each time, so feel free to try different scents and pick your favorites.)
Mix all ingredients together with a spoon until smooth. Or, you can heat them in a double boiler to make it easier. Here in Florida, our temperature is over 80 degrees, so the shea butter and coconut oil are kept soft.
Be sure the oils you use are CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. We used doTERRA because it’s a trusted and carefully tested essential oil brand that consciously and ethically sources the plants they use to make their oils, and take good care of their farmers.
Have you tried making your own household products? Share your favorite recipes with us below!