DIY | Why I haven’t bought deodorant since high school!
Hello again friends! Yes I wear deodorant, I’ve just been wearing something I make from home!
I planned to post this mid April, but Hunida at Hunidas Blog motivated me to post it sooner!
It’s the summer time so I’m sure some of you need this for yourselves, or your boyfriend! I definitely was blessed when I first got to try this deodorant on my husband 🙂
DIY Cruelty Free Deodorant with 2 ingredients!
Here’s the ingredients and what you need to make this amazing deodorant.
What you need:
- cold pressed coconut oil
- pure baking soda
- an empty container with a lid
- a spoon or utensil to mix
- essential oils if you don’t like coconut! keep in mind some coconut products source their coconuts from monkey slaves! (yes, not making this up. Here’s an article which explains and gives a list of companies that don’t use monkey’s as slaves to pick coconuts)
- corn starch / maizena
How to make it:
Step 1: Get your preferred container!
My mom has used her old Lancome containers because they’re some kind of glass and they’re super durable! I use one too and it’s the perfect size for traveling! (the purple jars)
You can also use any little container which your old deodorant came in, or a small lotion container like these pictured below, which I cleaned out and am reusing for the purpose of this post!
Step 2: Adding the ingredients
I’m gonna be honest, I never measure anything! For this, I would just have to say you need to eyeball it. My mom actually makes it perfect, so go by her example, pictured down below!
I just use coconut oil and the baking soda and its a freaking life saver. Although, I think the reason hers comes out so perfect is because she used the corn starch with it.
When my mom first told me about this deodorant, we added Maizena. I decided to stop using it because I just didn’t like adding it into my pits.
You can try making a small batch with the corn starch and one without it to see which you prefer. The way I make it works, but I just love the consistency of the kind my mom makes. But anyways, let’s continue.
Add in the oil, and baking soda. Be sure to add more baking soda than oil.
What you should focus on is not having too much oil, because it will melt easily if your house is always hot or you travel and go somewhere warm. So if that is the case, just add a bit more baking soda.
P.s I use Arm and Hammer because it doesn’t seem to go through a chemical process but I heard it is not cruelty free. Gosh, can’t we just have cruelty free, vegan and gluten free things? Why is everything so complicated lol
I will def be looking for an alternative to baking soda though and I have been but I still have a huge bag of this baking soda left in my house.
Step 3: Mixing the Ingredients
So mix them until they look a bit thick. You know it’s missing oil if it’s too chalky and falls apart easily. Same goes for adding too much oil, it will be too watery and slimy. You will know its perfect when it comes out like a cream. Kind of like whipped cream or frosting.
Once you think it’s ready, put it in the fridge for maybe an hour or two.
So, I use these containers and I have no idea how to apply this deodorant other than using my fingers.
The way I do it is I put on deodorant with my finger after a shower and I’m set literally until the next time I shower!
I don’t know what else to tell you guys, but take my word for it. You probably don’t know sweaty armpits like I know because that was one of my insecurities from high school!
P.s you will want to keep your deodorant in a dry place, eventually it can melt since there’s oil in there. Keep it stored in the bathroom and it will be fine!
Thanks for reading! I hope you liked this DIY. If it doesn’t work for you, let me know, maybe I can help you out. I really want to make a youtube video on how I make it but I suck at taking videos.
Also, I’ve actually sold these deodorants way back when I was in HS and ladies came back to buy more. It works so well and it really is like… amazing like ya’ll don’t even know. Wow, I was blessed with this product!
Have a great weekend! <3