We have made the switch to a natural deodorant for over a year and have been loving this brand. There are several scents ~ my favorite one is jacked-up jasmine. I read the ingredients on the back and wondered if I could make my own version. The ingredients listed on the back of the Jacked -up Jasmine are Shea butter, arrowroot powder, non-aluminum baking soda, coconut oil, sunflower oil, ylang ylang EO, jasmine EO, Gardenia EO, Bergamot EO, and vitamin E.
I did a little research and found quite a few versions of homemade deodorants on several websites that might be a close match. This is very inexpensive to make.
Here is a recipe that contains Baking soda~ which can be a bit irritating to the skin.
1/4 c. Baking Soda
1/8 c. Arrowroot powder
1/8 c. Redmond or bentonite clay ~ light color is best
4 Tb. Organic un-refined coconut oil
20 Drops essential oils ~ I love using the Sensation Blend, or Thieves or Joy with Orange from Young Living
Add all ingredients (except essential oil), mix on low heat until melted. Remove from heat and let cool for about 3-5 mins. Add essential oil, stir well, then pour into a shallow container.
I have saved all the glass containers from the primal Pit Paste so I am using these.
Here is a recipe with no baking soda and several healing and soothing oils added to it.
30g Coconut Oil raw, virgin coconut oil
20g Shea Butter raw, unrefined, organic shea butter
20g Beeswax pure, no additives beeswax or beeswax pastilles
22.5g Tamanu Oil coldpressed, unrefined, organic tamanu oil
22.5g Neem Oil
3g Almond Oil organic, unrefined almond oil or other liquid carrier oil like these
10 drops Vitamin E NonGMO vitamin E (this is my favorite vitamin E & this is another good option)
Essential Oils 60 total drops: 30 drops frankincense, 20 drops bergamot, 10 drops patchouli (my favorite essential oils60 total drops)
25g Arrowroot Powder
15g Diatomaceous Earth foodgrade, 100% diatomaceous Earth
7.5g Kaolin Clay white clay is another name untreated clay
1. measure and weight all ingredients (EXCEPT the 3 powder ingredients, EOs, & vitamin E) into the upper part of your doubleboiler.
2. Melt on low heat over bottom part of doubleboiler until everything is melted (the beeswax will be the last thing to melt)
3. Turn off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
4. Add arrowroot, diatomaceous Earth, kaolin clay, Vit E, and EOs;
whisk vigorously to fully combine...and then pour into your containers. Let this set up..