Sunday, April 11, 2010

Natural Deodorant

Eating healthy and wearing my hair natural has affected my life in so many different ways. After reading about how anti-perspirants contain aluminum, I knew I didn't want to use them anymore. I went to Whole Foods and purchased some of the deodorants they offered and didn't like how much I was sweating in my clothes.

I attended a natural hair meeting and one of the ladies gave a recipe for homemade deodorant:

1 tbsp corn starch

1 tbsp baking soda

1tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp essential oil ( I use lavendar. Choose a fragrance you like)

1 tbsp tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

I absolutely LOVE this deodorant. Everyone in my household except my son ( he has no need for deodorant) uses it and loves it.

I made a youtube video that you can view here


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I buy the "natural" from the health food store, but the ingredients you use are even better than what is in them, so plan on trying it. (Cheaper too) Thanks!!!

  2. I love natural deoderant too! Made my own for a while. I liked it but the kiddos didn't. LOL! We now use Tom's of Maine (Wal-mart). It works wonderfully!

  3. We use a natural deodorant as well. I know my hubby will like your recipe- I'm gonna make some up for him this week.

  4. I tried this out of desperation when hubby started having an odour issue after taking antibiotics for an ear infection. Nothing else worked, so we gave it a shot. It worked!

    We love it so much, we're keeping it! Thanks, Yolanda!

  5. By the way, I used the measurements in the video... and I just realised that the EO proportions above need amending.

    Thanks again, Yolanda... blessings and peace to you and yours. :)

  6. Ruth, I'm so glad you liked it! I actually have another recipe I have been using lately. I will make a video as well. :)


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