Ditch the Chemicals with this All-Natural Deodorant

In an effort to limit the amount of chemicals in my beauty regimen, I decided to replace my aluminum-based deodorant with a more natural option. Truth be told, I disliked several of the natural and organic products I had purchased. Many felt too slick, were overly scented, or simply didn't work.

So, I moved onto my next best option, making my own. There was plenty of trial and error during the process (with many super narly outcomes) but I feel like I finally came up with a formula that I'm happy with. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients (all-organic if possible):

  • 3-4 oz Coconut oil (I find that 4 oz makes for a very creamy formula, if you prefer something a bit drier or need the extra coverage, opt for 3 oz)
  • 4 tbsp Baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Bentonite clay
  • 5-10 drops of Tea tree oil

Combine all ingredients into a bowl (make sure the coconut oil is soft) and mix. From there, I separated the mixture into small, containers (reuse old moisturizer containers or purchase travel size at drugstore). When ready to use, rub a pea sized into the armpit. The mix should melt right in and last well throughout the day.