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4 Simple-to-Make DIY Essential Oil Deodorant Recipes

June 26, 2018

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In a world where chemicals and synthetic ingredients dominate the personal care industry, it’s refreshing to discover natural alternatives that not only benefit our bodies but also have a positive impact on the environment. Essential oils, extracted from plants, have gained significant popularity for their versatile uses and therapeutic benefits.

One such application is creating your own natural deodorant. By harnessing the power of essential oils, you can bid farewell to harsh chemicals and embrace a more eco-friendly and personalized approach to keeping fresh. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of essential oils and share four fantastic deodorant recipes that you can easily make at home.

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The Power of Essential Oils:

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that contain the natural fragrance and therapeutic properties of the source plant. These oils have been used for centuries in various cultures for their aromatic and medicinal qualities. When it comes to deodorants, essential oils offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Natural Fragrance: Essential oils provide a pleasant scent that helps mask body odor without the need for artificial fragrances.
  • Antimicrobial Properties: Many essential oils possess antimicrobial properties that can help combat the bacteria responsible for causing body odor.
  • Skin-Nourishing Effects: Certain essential oils can soothe and moisturize the skin, reducing irritation and promoting overall skin health.
  • Emotional Well-being: Aromatherapy, using essential oils, can help uplift your mood, reduce stress, and provide a sense of calm throughout the day.

DIY Essential Oil Deodorant Recipes:

Refreshing Citrus Burst Deodorant

This Refreshing Citrus Burst Deodorant recipe combines several ingredients known for their unique benefits. Baking soda, a key component, helps neutralize odor-causing bacteria, keeping you feeling fresh throughout the day. Arrowroot powder or cornstarch acts as an absorbent, reducing moisture and preventing underarm wetness.

Additionally, coconut oil, a natural moisturizer, nourishes the skin and helps the deodorant glide smoothly. Grapefruit essential oil possesses antimicrobial properties, combating odor-causing bacteria, while its uplifting aroma provides an energizing boost. Lime essential oil offers a refreshing scent and contributes to the antimicrobial properties of the deodorant.

Together, these ingredients create a powerful, all-natural deodorant that keeps you smelling clean and invigorated.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops of lime essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil and essential oils, stirring until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a clean, empty deodorant container.
  4. Allow the deodorant to solidify at room temperature or in the refrigerator before use.
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Soothing Lavender and Tea Tree Deodorant

The Soothing Lavender and Tea Tree Deodorant recipe combines several beneficial ingredients that work together to provide a gentle and effective solution for body odor. Shea butter, known for its moisturizing properties, helps keep the skin nourished and hydrated. Coconut oil not only adds to the moisturizing effect but also possesses antimicrobial properties that can help combat odor-causing bacteria. Beeswax pellets contribute to the solid consistency of the deodorant while forming a protective barrier on the skin.

Additionally, Arrowroot powder or cornstarch helps absorb moisture, keeping the underarm area dry. Lavender essential oil provides a calming and soothing aroma while also possessing antimicrobial properties. Tea tree essential oil, with its powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties, further enhances the deodorant’s ability to fight odor-causing bacteria.

Together, these ingredients create a natural deodorant that not only keeps you feeling fresh but also cares for your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons shea butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax pellets until fully melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add the arrowroot powder or cornstarch, stirring well.
  3. Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the mixture into a deodorant container and allow it to cool and solidify before use.

 

Cooling Minty Fresh Deodorant

The Cooling Minty Fresh Deodorant recipe combines several beneficial ingredients to create a refreshing and effective deodorant. Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing properties and helps keep the underarms nourished and hydrated. Baking soda acts as a natural deodorizer, neutralizing odors and keeping you feeling fresh throughout the day. Arrowroot powder or cornstarch helps absorb moisture, keeping the underarms dry and preventing bacterial growth.

Then there are the essential oils. Peppermint essential oil provides a cooling sensation and a pleasant minty scent, while also possessing antimicrobial properties that combat odor-causing bacteria. Eucalyptus essential oil adds a refreshing and invigorating aroma, and its antimicrobial properties further enhance the deodorizing effects of the deodorant.

Together, these ingredients work harmoniously to provide a natural, cooling, and minty fresh deodorant experience.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine the coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot powder in a bowl.
  2. Add the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, stirring well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a deodorant container and let it solidify before using.

 

Uplifting Floral Deodorant

The Uplifting Floral Deodorant recipe combines a powerful blend of natural ingredients that offer a host of benefits. Coconut oil serves as an excellent moisturizer, keeping the skin soft and hydrated while providing a solid base for the deodorant. Shea butter enhances the formula’s skin-nourishing properties, soothing irritation and promoting overall skin health.

Beeswax pellets contribute to the deodorant’s consistency, giving it a smooth texture that is easy to apply. Arrowroot powder or cornstarch helps absorb excess moisture, leaving you feeling dry and comfortable throughout the day.

Last but not least are the essential oils. Rose essential oil not only imparts a delicate and uplifting floral scent but also offers anti-inflammatory properties, making it gentle on the skin. Ylang-ylang essential oil complements the floral aroma with its calming and mood-enhancing effects, promoting a sense of relaxation and emotional balance.

Together, these ingredients create a deodorant that not only keeps you feeling fresh but also nurtures and nourishes your skin, making it an ideal choice for daily use.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup beeswax pellets
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 10 drops of rose essential oil
  • 5 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax pellets.
  2. Remove from heat and add the arrowroot powder or cornstarch, mixing well.
  3. Add the rose and ylang-ylang essential oils and stir thoroughly.
  4. Pour the mixture into a deodorant container and allow it to cool and solidify.

Creating your own natural deodorant using essential oils is a rewarding and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional options. By harnessing the power of these plant extracts, you can effectively combat body odor while enjoying the therapeutic benefits and delightful scents they offer. Remember to experiment with different essential oil combinations to find the perfect blend that suits your preferences. Embrace the world of essential oils and embark on a journey toward a healthier, greener lifestyle.

Note: It’s essential to do a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you experience any discomfort or allergic reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional.

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I'm a certified autoimmune health coach, fitness instructor, life coach, health equity advocate and your go-to chic for turning setbacks into comebacks. 

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