3 Ingredient Homemade Deodorant


I have been having a personal issue lately….my deodorants haven’t been working for me, and my sweat was giving off a funny odor. After doing some research, I found that my gluten free diet could be changing the way my body odor smells, and while it was not pleasant before (what BO is?) it was just unbearable now. I had two choices, re-add gluten back into my diet, which would cause my migraines to return; or find a deodorant that worked. I tried all sorts of different ones, including clinical strength and they would be ok for about an hour and would need to be reapplied or the smell would return. Yes, I shower daily…..

So, while that may be embarrassing to admit, it is the truth, and I couldn’t hide it anymore. I needed something different. I found this recipe on Mind Body Green, and loved the simplicity of it, plus it had rave reviews. I figured for 3 ingredients, all of which I already had, I would give it a try.

Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their coconut oil to review, gosh…..a few months ago, and I feel bad, because I had NO CLUE what to do with this stuff! When I found that it was one of the ingredients, I was thrilled!

Check out how easy this is!

  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of  cornstarch
  • your favorite essential oil (optional)

I didn’t have any essential oil, and I wasn’t about to buy any, so my deodorant turned out to be coconut scented. I just added the ingredients to the food processor and mixed until smooth. 

I found a nice jar at the Dollar Tree, along with a 10 pack of those small plastic containers, which I figured would be great to keep in my purse. I scooped the mixture into the small container until full, then put the rest into the glass jar.

Homemade Deodorant

To apply, you just dip your finger in and scoop out a little bit, and rub into your underarms. I am going on 4 hours with no need to reapply, which is fantastic! Not only does it seem to be working, but it is all natural, simple and cheap.

UPDATE: It has now been 9 hours with no need to reapply! I think I am in LOVE!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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