Tired of irritating deodorants? Tired of other homemade deodorants that melt in the summer? This recipe solves both problems and smells great!
I figured with summer around the corner it would be nice to smell fresh and clean. Truthfully, I haven’t worn deodorant for a while (including last summer); about two years ago I ran out of the store bough stuff in the winter time and just never bought another deodorant stick. If there was something really important that I needed to smell presentable for or an extra hot day where I would be around a lot of people, I would steal my husband’s store bought deodorant and just smell a little manly for the day. I remember my body getting use to not having deodorant and kinda going through a pit detox if you will. After a while, I just wasn’t stinky anymore. Occasionally, I would think to myself “wow I stink” and then I would go take a shower and that would solve the problem.
Since I have been without deodorant for so long, I am not sure where the urgent need to make my own came from. I think I just miss smelling good all day long, and by creating a homemade and good smelling deodorant, I can achieve that.
The Three Conclusions:
I read a bunch of articles about other peoples’ experiences with their homemade deodorant and came to three conclusions:
1. I don’t want to use baking soda in my deodorant, too many other people have had a reaction to baking soda on the skin. I just figured that there must be a way to just not include it.
2. I need to make mine with beeswax so that it will stay firm during the hot summer months. We live in a house without air conditioning, and the inside temperatures can easily get up into the upper 80s or lower 90s during the hottest parts of the summer
3. I don’t like the smell of tea tree oil (useful for it’s antiseptic properties) and so I want to use Bentonite Clay for it’s antibacterial properties as the substitute.
I searched for recipes that met all requirements and none was found, so I have made my own.
Bentonite Clay Deodorant Recipe
Bentonite Clay Deodorant (without Baking Soda)
- 25 grams Coconut Oil
- 17 grams Organic Shea Butter
- 10 grams (about 1/2 a Bar) Beeswax – Bars of Wax
- 15 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
- 15 grams Arrowroot Powder.
- 25 drops Essential Oil (I used Aura Cacia ‘Renew’‘)
- 5 grams Sweet Almond Oil
- 5 drops Vitamin E Oil
- 1 Deodorant Containers
- Mix all oils and beeswax in a pot and melt it over low heat on the stove.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into a deodorant bottle using a funnel. **Note: When you pour it into the bottle, it will be VERY liquidy and as it cools it will ‘set up’ or firm up.
- Let it sit over night and use it the next morning.
- This amount make SLIGHTLY less than 1 deodorant bottle.