Homemade deodorant

This recipe for homemade deodorant is actually a very easy and surprisingly very effective. Both my husband and I use it and as you may or may not know, my husband works for a construction company and let’s face it, men can smell! This quick and simple formula works.


  • Melted virgin coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Tea tree oil


You might be wondering why I didn’t put the amounts, that’s because it depends on whether you keep your deodorant in a cold or warm bathroom. Ours is very cold during the winter and very hot during the summer (we have an old window with slats that don’t actually close all the way). Therefore, the amounts vary a little bit.

Melt the coconut oil (if its summer, its probably already melted) I start with ¼ cup. Add about 4-10 drops of tea tree oil (or any other essential oil you prefer). Then stir in 3 tbsp baking soda and 3 tbsp cornstarch. If its winter time, you’ll want the concoction to be runny but not liquidy as it will harden once it gets cool. For summer time, you want it the same consistency as what you’ll use.

Take an empty deodorant container and pour it in if its winter or pack it in if its summer.

Then enjoy!

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