Homemade deodorant.

Discussion in 'Soapmaking' started by kdalton324, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. kdalton324

    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    Does anyone have a simple recipe for homemade deodorant that doesn't include baking soda or coconut oil. I can find recipes for one but not both. Or do you know a good substitute for coconut oil in this situation.
     
  2. Nsoitgoes

    Nsoitgoes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    573
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Location:
    OK
    You could probably sub Shea butter or cocoa butter for the coconut oil. It is the baking soda which acts as the deodorant, but you might be able to sub something like cornstarch or arrowroot powder then use bacteriostatic essential oils such as tee tree, rosemary or oregano?
     

  3. Forcast

    Forcast Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,221
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle WV
    Why do you make it?
     
  4. Vahomesteaders

    Vahomesteaders Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,691
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Location:
    Shenandoah Va
    My wife users arrow root powder and olive oil. It works great.
     
  5. kdalton324

    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    There are three main reasons we make it own deodorant.

    1 it doesn't contain chemicals like store bought.
    2 control ingredients and smell because my son has many life threatening allergies.
    3 we can't afford to buy the high quality deodorant
     
    ShannonR likes this.
  6. diamondtim

    diamondtim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    WI
    Have you considered an alum bar. They are often sold as shaving bars in Indian grocery stores.
     
  7. diamondtim

    diamondtim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    WI
    Have you considered an alum bar. They are often sold as shaving bars in Indian grocery stores.
     
  8. kdalton324

    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    I actually just purchased one for shaving. does it work for deodorant as well?
     
  9. diamondtim

    diamondtim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    WI
    It removes the smell, but doesn't stop the sweat.
     
  10. kdalton324

    kdalton324 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    116
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    Well you learn somethin new every day.
     
  11. Siouxz

    Siouxz New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    I like the idea of using cocoa butter, more likely to be solid at room temperature. Could you please post a recipe?
     
  12. Nsoitgoes

    Nsoitgoes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    573
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Location:
    OK
    I'm sorry, I don't have one... I would start with just a small amount of cocoa butter -maybe a tablespoonful - add in perhaps half a tbs of arrowroot or cornstarch and let it cool to see how it feels, then go from there.

    Or you could try this:
    https://wholelifestylenutrition.com/natural-solutions/all-natural-deodorant-recipe/

    or this:
    http://www.primallyinspired.com/homemade-spray-deodorant/

    Hope that helps a little
     
    Oregon1986 likes this.