This was my very first DIY recipe and it turned out AWESOME!!!

I love that I can decide on the scents and make a totally different one for my husband. This recipe was super easy and I love that I can change it up each time with different scents.

If you are super sensitive to baking soda, you can try substituting bentonite clay. I used these Deodorant Containers

Homemade Deodorant Stick

  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Yield: 2 containers


  • 3 tbsp. Beeswax grated or pellets
  • 1/3 c coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. Shea Butter
  • 1/3 c arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp. Baking Soda reduce to 1 Tbs if still to harsh for your skin
  • 10-15 drops essential oil**
  • Deodorant Containers


  1. Melt coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted.
  2. Once completely melted remove off heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Then add essential oils. Mix thoroughly, but quickly as mixture will start to thicken.
  3. Pour into two empty deodorant containers (let your homemade deodorant sit until completely set (give it a couple hours for good measure). Place lid on and use as you would any other deodorant.
  4. **Note on essential oils: You can add whatever “flavor” you like. I like to add 5 drops of Malaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) or Purification for their deodorizing properties. Then add 10 drops of whatever scent you prefer. Keep in mind that citrus oils are photosensitive and might be better avoided if you spend a lot of time in the sun with your armpits exposed. I don’t, so I added Tangerine and LOVE it. Lavender is another popular oil for deodorant.

Tamara Johnson

My name is Tamara and I started on this crazy health journey many years ago. Being healthy does not have to be difficult, in fact it can be quite empowering. I love sharing what I learn in the hopes it will help to liberate others on their path to wellness. I'm so happy you stopped by and I hope to hear from you soon.

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