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Testing Pinterest Finds: Home Made Deodorant

Posted by: Ursula Zamora on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I know that many people have made their own deodorant, but I have to admit that I was a tad bit skeptical about DIY deodorant.  Thanks to Pinterest, I found a pretty easy recipe that took no time to make and wouldn't be a major investment.

Enter this pin I found from One Green Planet.  It is pretty much everything that we all have in our pantries and cabinets right now for baking and cooking. 

 

I mean we all have this stuff in our cabinets, right?  You may not have the lavender, but everything else I'm sure you have.

It's as easy as combining a 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil, 2 Tbsp cornstarch and 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp of baking soda together in a bowl.


Once properly combined, add 20-25 drops of lavender essential oil...or whatever oil/scent you prefer.  I personally love the smell of lavender and it is known not only for it's calming qualities, but as a great antiseptic.  

Once well combined, put into a glass jar to store.  I used a 4 oz. glass jelly jar leftover from my hand salve test.


That's it!  Give the mixture some time to harden up & come together.  When it's ready, just dip your finger tip into the jar per arm and it will spread amazingly.  And I really mean it-ONE FINGERTIPS WORTH!  This should last 2-3 months. 

DIY Deodorant

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 20 – 25 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Melt your coconut oil (if necessary) and mix with the corn starch and baking soda.
  2. Add the essential oil.
  3. Mix.
  4. Transfer to a glass container.
  5. Use up!
  6. Will last 2 -3 months depending on usage.

 

For more of our favorite Pinterest finds, check out http://pinterest.com/gardenofliferaw/

Do you have something that you've wanted to try, but hesitant and want us to try for you?  Leave us the link in the comments!

 

 

 

Comments

pene commented on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Instead of cornstarch, I use either tapioca starch or arrowroot, as corn is a high allergen. You do not have to totally melt the coconut oil, just make sure it is easy to stir.
ERIN commented on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Great article to share I was wondering about the ingredients and measurments of. I have some gardenia oil made with coconut oil and plan on adding the other ingredients. This is a good health and money saving idea. My motto is a penny saved a penny earned. I value my health and well being which is hard to get back to par once lost. So Thank You for sharing appreciated.
ERIN commented on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Great article to share I was wondering about the ingredients and measurments of. I have some gardenia oil made with coconut oil and plan on adding the other ingredients. This is a good health and money saving idea. My motto is a penny saved a penny earned. I value my health and well being which is hard to get back to par once lost. So Thank You for sharing appreciated.
ERIN commented on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Great article to share I was wondering about the ingredients and measurments of. I have some gardenia oil made with coconut oil and plan on adding the other ingredients. This is a good health and money saving idea. My motto is a penny saved a penny earned. I value my health and well being which is hard to get back to par once lost. So Thank You for sharing appreciated.

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