There are various recipes for homemade deodorants, so it’s important that you find one you like. I like this particular recipe because I have all the ingredients already at home and they come in recyclable containers (glass or paper).

Be aware that the final product has a very thick solid consistency, which might not be the most convenient, as it is a bit hard to apply with your fingers.


  • 50g (3 1/3 Tbsp) coconut oil (coconut oil is very convenient for DIY cosmetics as it is solid at room temperatures and has antibacterial properties)
  • 50g (3 1/3 Tbsp) baking soda (helps with neutralizing odor)
  • 40g (2 2/3 Tbsp) corn starch (natural absorbent)
  • 5 drops of palmarosa essential oil (neutralizes bacteria responsible for the sweat smell) and/or lavender essential oil


  • Gently warm the coconut oil using a bain-marie.
  • Add baking soda, corn starch and stir thoroughly.
  • Add essential oils.
  • Pour the liquid into a container of your choice and cover it with a lid.
  • Leave to cool down in a cool environment until solid.
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