How to Make Your Own Natural Deodorant

by Ellen Ciurczak ; Updated September 28, 2017

Store bought deodorants usually have aluminum, so some people stay away from them. Others just prefer natural products. Here is a natural deodorant you can make at home. You can leave it unscented, scent it to match your perfume or pick a perfume oil from hundreds available in stores.

Find a small glass jar with a wide opening and a lid--a pretty glass jar at an antique store or one from your kitchen, perhaps a small salsa or pickle jar.

Combine 3 tbsp. baking soda with 2 tbsp. corn starch. Put aside.

Mix together 3 tbsp. shea butter, 2 tbsp. cocoa butter and the oil from two Vitamin E gel capsules (puncture the capsules with a straight pin and squeeze the oil out). Add the scent to your mixture--any essential oil or some of your own perfume. Or you can leave the mixture unscented.

Combine the baking powder and cornstarch with the shea butter/cocoa butter mixture. Mix well.

Spoon the mixture into the jar, and cover with the lid.

Apply to your underarms with your fingertips after showering or bathing.

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