DIY Deodorant

For many years now I’ve tried so many different store bought “natural” deodorants.  Especially with a family history of breast cancer if I can avoid any negative impact on my own health, I will.

I’ll be honest, some of them just don’t work!  In fact I think they may make you smell worse.  Let’s face it, it’s great if you can use a natural product but if it doesn’t work you’re not going to stick it out.  Pardon the pun  😀

This DIY deodorant works for me and hopefully it will work for you too.  Obviously everyone’s body is different and will react differently to products.  But if you’re looking to try out a natural deodorant, mix this one up and test’er out !



1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup arrowroot powder (this looks like baking powder and can be found in bulk food stores)

About 6 Tbsp Coconut Oil (in it’s solid state)

Simply mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined very well.  Store in an airtight jar.  You can simply use your hands to apply, or if you want you can use an empty deodorant container and press it in to the container until full.  Use as you would normally.

Note: You could even add a few drops of an essential oil.



8 thoughts on “DIY Deodorant

  1. mireillesjourneytohealth says:

    Reblogged this on Mireille's Journey To Health and commented:
    My health journey started when I first realized that starving myself to be skinny wasn’t making me happy. Then, I became more and more interested in nutrition. I became interested in how different foods affect every part of the human body, and wanting to fuel my body in the best possible way. Now, I’m beginning to realize that I also want my hygiene and household products to be natural and safe for my body, as well. I’m gradually replenishing my hygiene and household products with more natural alternatives. I can’t help but love a great DIY, like this deodorant from Nourish Me Mama! DIY’s are great ways to keep the cost down on natural products, and you can find peace in knowing exactly what is in the finished product. Check this simple deodorant recipe out, and scope out the rest of Nourish Me Mama’s blog! It’s a real gem, full of so many natural product recipes, and food recipes. You wont be disappointed!


  2. jacquelinedoerner says:

    Thank you so much! It’s great to get feedback like this…very encouraging. I love food and trying new healthy recipes and hope people find some inspiration on my blog. Since I’m studying nutrition I’m hoping to learn more (it’s awesome that you got a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition!). I really enjoy holistic wellness and learning all about the mind-body connection. You’re blog is very inspiring! Way to GO! 🙂 I will be checking it out more (in between going nuts with my two boys) 😉 Hope to stay in touch!


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