Yay! This is the last formula I had on my list to work on! Whew! I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have!
Charlotte wrote: “I would like to make my own deodorant. I currently use some I made from a recipe I found on Pinterest. I am not pleased with it on many levels. I’m sure you guys can come up with something much, much better.”
Well, I think I have a recipe for you! I received this basic recipe in a swap years ago, but I had fallen in love with it. I made a few alterations to the recipe to meet my personal preferences, but I have to thank the original recipe formulator, Naomi.
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do!
20% Coconut Oil Fractions
16% Cetyl Alcohol NF
2.5% White or Deodorized Cocoa Butter
1.5% High Melt Point Shea Butter
2% Castor Oil
10% Dry Flo TS
10% Baking Soda
4% Bentonite Clay
1.5% Vitamin E Acetate
0.5% Essential Oil Blend (2 parts Clary Sage, 1 part Lavender and 1 part Tea Tree)
Weigh all the oils and microwave until all the ingredients are melted. In a separate container, mix the dry ingredients together. Mix all ingredients together and pour into the desired containers.
One of my New Year’s list of things to do. The EO blend sounds wonderful. Thanks!
I think you will like this recipe! It smells nice!
Awesome! Can it be poured into a lotion tube?
I would pour this into a lotion bar tube.
That recipe sounds wonderful! I thought deodorant required some hard to find chemicals. I have all of those in my cupboard and can’t wait to try it. I had no idea it was so easy. I also have 1 extra lotion tube from MMS to put it!
Let me know what you think! I would love to hear your opinion!
I have been using the deodorant for the past week. It is OK. This is my first time to use DIY deodorant. It is effective and feels nice. It seems a bit draggy on application. I forgot to change it to grams instead of ounces for the small amount and used a scale made for larger quantities which leaves me wondering if the correct amount of baking soda & Dry Flo were added. Can you increase the % of dry feeling ingredients to make it glide better?
Let’s try reducing the beeswax down to 8% and increasing the Coconut Oil Fractions to 24%. The draggy feeling is probably from too many oils that have high stearine contents (the parts that make them solid.)
Thanks! I will try that.
Andee: could you use a “drier” butter such as acai butter in replacement of the Shea. Husband likes it but tangles his armpit hairs.
Kim, Let’s drop the Shea Butter and increase the DryFlo. The extra starch will help decrease the pulling and tangling. Let me know how that works and if there are any changes that should be made or his opinion.
If this is the same recipe as a couple of years ago in one of the swaps, I loved this deodorant. I got all the ingredients and even found deodorant tubes, but I broke out under my arms. I gave it a few days, then tried again with the same results, darn because I really wanted to make it. Not sure which of the ingredients caused the reaction. I might try a small batch to see what happens. Did anyone else have any problems?
This was inspired from that recipe. The only thing I can think of that could be irritating would be one of the oils or the baking soda. Do any of the other ingredients irritate your skin?
Andee, I was wondering if I could sub PKO for the cocoa butter? I only have the natural and I don’t want my pits to smell like chocolate. Also, could I use corn starch or arrowroot for the dryflo, I don’t have any to use. Thanks in advance!!! Sound great, I can’t wait to get rid of my commercial deoderant, as the last recipe I used, did not work at all so I went back to my old norm.
Yes! You can use the Palm Kernel Oil instead of Cocoa Butter. I would use Arrowroot Powder as the closest possible replacement for the Dry Flo. Let me know how this works for you!
I understand the purpose for the “-methicones” in this formula, but I do not wish to use them. If I omit, should I simply adjust all other ingredients proportionately, or is there a natural alternative that I can use to replace?
You can use other oils to replace the silicone oils. Try for something that offers the same viscosity. Maybe Coconut Oil Fractions?
Is it possible to make this a sold stick deodorant if I increase the wax portion?
This already makes a solid stick-style deodorant.