If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and effective homemade deodorant recipe that really works, then you’ve come to the right place.
But first…I had a deodorant DISASTER recently. The reason? I decided to try a different recipe, which was more complicated, involving the use of a bain-marie.
Imagine my horror when I discovered, part-way through the day, that I had the dreaded ‘B.O’! Ugh, I was so embarrassed and gutted. Plus, what a waste of time and effort!
I persevered for a few days, but no, I still smelt after doing housework or by getting a bit sweaty. Not a nice situation.
Now, partly due to being perpetually unwell and partly due to feeling lazy, I did the unthinkable. I bought a shop deodorant!
So now I’ve decided that, as with most things in life, it’s best to stick with simple. Following the old adage of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it’ is also sound advice.
So without further ado, below is the recipe that REALLY works (at least for me). I’m certain it’ll be effective for everybody, so give it a try (it takes mere minutes to make) and let me know how you get on.
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda
(sometimes known as baking soda, NOT baking POWDER)
- 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
- Mix together the bicarb and the cornstarch
- Add the coconut oil and stir/blend until completely mixed.
- Pop it into a small jar.
- Apply with fingertips.
(Tip: If you shave your arm-pits, then wait awhile before applying, or it can irritate the broken skin. I try to shave at night and leave off the deodorant, preferring to use after my morning shower).
So, I’m going to put my ‘sell-out’ deodorant in my bathroom box, (where we keep ‘extras’) as my ’emergency deodorant’. The failed homemade deodorant? I’ll dig it out of its pot and chuck it in the compost. It’s all natural after all.
You may also be interested in reading ‘A Fistful of Frugal – Beauty Edition‘.