Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe
  1. Combine coconut oil, shea butter, and the cocoa butter and/or kokum butter in a double boiler.*
  2. As soon as you are able to stir the mixture, remove the mason jar from the heat so it’s not too hot for the other ingredients.
  3. The mixture needs to be thick enough to stir, but thin enough so that there are no air pockets.
  4. Stir in the baking soda, and arrowroot.
  5. Add the essential oils once cooled.
  6. You want a homogenous mixutre that is barely melted. If you are making multiple bars, this mixture will hold up well if stored in a cool, dark place.
*I use 5 drops each peppermint, orange and vanilla

If you live in a warm climate, add 2 tablespoons of kokum butter, which is the hardest butter available. It may smell a little waxier, but it helps the mixture to hold its shape in warmer climates. When doing this, add 5 more drops of essential oils to overcome the bees waxy smell of the kokum butter.

Additionally, keep in mind that certain citrus oils are photosensitizing. So, be sure to not to use different EOs or not apply a citrus-based deodorant if sunbathing or when your underarms will be at risk of burning due to full sun exposure.
Recipe by Natural Living Family with Dr. Z & Mama Z at