A Homemade Deodorant Recipe that Actually Works!
Some deodorants and antiperspirants contain ingredients that could cause harm to our bodies, especially when used over long periods of time...
While chasing your fitness goals, you want to break a sweat but nobody wants the dreaded odor that comes with it.
Sweat itself is actually odorless but when it’s broken down by the bacteria living in your armpits, it creates that unmistakable smell.
Deodorant can help.
By making your skin more acidic, deodorant helps repel the bacteria (and the stink!) However, some deodorants and antiperspirants contain ingredients that could cause harm to our bodies, especially when used over long periods of time.¹ You can reduce both the risk and the smell by using or making an all-natural deodorant.
Here’s how you can DIY an all-natural deodorant that will keep you smelling fresh even after your workout.
What You Need
- ½ cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder for sensitive skin. We have not tested it with the cornstarch and have only used organic, non-GMO arrowroot.)
- ½ cup baking soda (use less if it irritates you)
- Little less than ½ cup unrefined organic coconut oil (can add more if needed)
- Optional: 20-25 drops of quality essential oil (Lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, grapefruit)
How to Make Homemade Deodorant (that actually works!)
- Mix baking soda and arrowroot—preferably in a blender or by using a mixer.
- Add the coconut and essential oils and mix well using the blender. It takes a few minutes, but it will start to come together. Add more coconut oil if needed.
- Pour into a clean airtight jar (Homemade deodorant will last about 3-6 months in an airtight container.)
Keep in mind, if you have never tried a natural, paste deodorant before it may take some time for your armpits to get used to the new routine. Give your body time to adjust and then you can enjoy your workout without the B.O.