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Homemade Non-Toxic Deodorant

4 simple ingredients are all you need for this natural, homemade alternative to store-bought deodorant!
Author Sarah UmmYusuf



  1. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and arrowroot powder.
  2. Add the coconut oil and mash with a fork into the baking soda/arrowroot mixture until you have a creamy paste.
  3. If adding essential oils, do so at this time and stir well to distribute.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the deodorant stick. After each spoonful or 2, twist the stick down to make room for more deodorant, and add more. When it’s full, smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
  5. Store in fridge to prevent melting.
  6. Alternately, you can just store it in a glass jar on your counter and apply with fingertips.

Recipe Notes

Depending on your skin sensitivity, you may use between 4-6 tablespoons of coconut oil for this recipe. For more sensitive skin, you'll use more coconut oil, for less sensitive skin, you'll use less coconut oil.