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How To Make the Best Homemade Aluminum Free Deodorant-Antiperspirant: Easy Recipe!

Updated on September 19, 2014
4 stars from 4 ratings of 100% Natural Deodorant Recipe

Best Natural Deodorant

There are many deodorant brands that claim to be all natural deodorant or that they are made with natural deodorizers. Does it really matter if it is made with natural deodorizers but contains unnatural chemicals in it too? No! It's just a scam! One of the most recent deodorants I used was Arm & Hammer deodorant and it claimed to be made with natural deodorizers but it had triclosan in it, which studies have shown it can cause all sorts of problems & many claim it causes cancer! Triclosan is a chemical they put into your hand soap normally and some reports have shown that it doesn't even kill bacteria. So, why does Arm & Hammer put this into their deodorant? Anyway, their deodorant made my underarms burn too and didn't work well. Most deodorant brands that work contain aluminum as their active ingredient but it has been shown to cause problems like Alzheimer’s and other issues too. That's why I had to make my own natural deodorant without aluminum.

Homemade deodorant using coconut oil is the best way for me. I have tried other natural deodorants like Toms deodorant but it is too weak for me! Coconut oil deodorant is awesome & it's an aluminum free deodorant. There are many health benefits associated with coconut oil & this organic deodorant has worked better for me then all of the deodorants I have ever tried in my entire life. This DIY deodorant & antiperspirant works the best against odor and sweat!

Homemade Deodorant Photo

Natural Deodorant Recipe Photo
Natural Deodorant Recipe Photo
Organic coconut oil I use for my coconut oil deodorant
Organic coconut oil I use for my coconut oil deodorant

Things You'll Need for Your Homemade Deodorant Recipe

  • Deodorant container
  • Any mixing bowl
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Organic Coconut oil
  • Baking Soda
  • Arrowroot starch or organic corn starch


  • 1oz Baking Soda, Kills odor causing bacteria
  • 3/8 cup Arrowroot starch or organic corn starch, These starches are natural antiperspirants.
  • 1/3 cup Organic Coconut oil, Coconut oil has all kinds of health benefits for you & is great for your skin!
  • Depends on which oil Essential Oil, OPTIONAL for different scent


  1. Measure 1oz baking soda, 3/8 cup arrowroot starch or organic corn starch & 1/3 cup of organic coconut oil & mix them together very well. Make sure the coconut oil is completely liquid for this process. You can microwave the coconut oil just until it turns into a liquid. This will help the ingredients mix well.
  2. Empty out an old used deodorant container completely.
  3. Pour your mix into the deodorant container until full and make sure the part that is used to push up the deodorant is at the very bottom before you add your mix so that you can use it as normal when you are ready to use.
  4. Put the deodorant into the freezer immediately so that the ingredients don't start to separate in the deodorant. Freeze the deodorant for at least a few hours or until completely solid.
  5. Transfer the deodorant into the refrigerator and just only take it out when you are using it and keep it in the fridge so it will stay solid.

Cautions & Benefits of Deodorant Ingredients

Coconut Oil
Moisturizes & revitalizes skin for healthy & smooth skin, kills odor and other bacteria, helps reduce wrinkles, heals skin problems such as dry skin or eczema
None Known
Baking Soda
Kills odor causing bacteria
Too much can cause a rash
Corn Starch/Arrowroot Starch
Natural antiperspirant
Most corn starch is GMO so use it's best to use organic corn starch or arrowroot starch
Deodorant container I used for my homemade deodorant. Arm & Hammer doesn't work well, photo is just an example of where to pour your homemade deodorant. Most deodorant containers will work fine.
Deodorant container I used for my homemade deodorant. Arm & Hammer doesn't work well, photo is just an example of where to pour your homemade deodorant. Most deodorant containers will work fine.

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Using Too Much Baking Soda Can Cause a Rash

When I first tried making my own deodorant it failed because I put too much baking soda which made my underarms really red. I had a rash and it hurt, so that is why I made this new recipe with less baking soda in it. For me, it is just the right amount; It helps with odor, doesn't hurt at all and my underarms are not red. This is the best deodorant I have ever used! If you try it and think you need more baking soda for yourself then add a little more into your mix until you find the right amount for you. Some people don't have such sensitive skin like me and baking soda doesn't bother their skin.

The Best 100% Natural Deodorant Recipe

This DIY deodorant & aluminum free antiperspirant is the greatest deodorant/antiperspirant I have ever used. It's a solid deodorant and it smells like coconut. There is no need for essential oils for scent and some essential oils can cause rashes on your skin too. I do not use any essential oils but might try one day just to experiment. I love making my own natural homemade recipes for many products around the home. I have a few other articles here on HubPages of other homemade natural and organic recipes like homemade body wash, shampoo, conditioner & face wash all-in-one, homemade toothpaste, homemade mouthwash & homemade natural laundry detergent.

Natural Deodorant Recipes or Feedback?

Have other natural deodorant recipes or feedback after using this one or anything else you want to share? Please leave your comments at the bottom.


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      Elizabeth 3 years ago from U.S.

      @WiccanSage You're welcome. Praise be to God. I hope you enjoy this deodorant as much as I do! I have some other cool recipes I have posted here on HubPages too, check them out. Peace

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Awesome, thanks for the recipe!