Monday, September 9, 2013

Homemade Deodorant

Today is making
the Fruit Relish Day!

While this delicious sauce boils down
taking approx. 5 hours,
I have time to clean up the kitchen,
stir the relish,
make supper,
stir the relish, 
watch Amazing Race Canada,
(so sad to see the brothers lose tonight)
stir the relish,
catch up on my blog friend's posts,
stir the relish
make a pot of fresh mint tea,
stir the relish,

make some homemade deodorant!!!
Weird eh?

It's supposed to be a scorcher tomorrow
so I'll put this to the test 
and let you know if it works!

I've always wanted to try making this
because I'm concerned about what
ingredients are in commercial brands.....
I do realize that this is not
an antiperspirant, just a deodorant.

This was easy peasy and took about 10
minutes to make!

In a glass bowl mix:
1/4 Cup Baking Soda (aluminum free)
1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder (I found it at the health food store)
4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (solid state)
Essential Oils (I used a few drops of Lavender and Thieves)
With a fork, mix the coconut oil into the dry
ingredients until mixture is completely combined
and resembles a thick paste.

Store in a glass jar and keep it in
a cool place as the Coconut Oil will melt
at 76 degrees.
I might need to keep it in the fridge tomorrow!

Well, it's getting close to midnight and I'm still
It's getting close to being done though ...... I'll share the recipe
on a future post!

Till next time ............... getting the jars lined up for sealing - whew!

Follow-up on how the deodorant works....I was very pleased with this product. The only caution I would have is that it leaves a slight white residue on dark clothing. The commercial brand I use is Liquid Rock and I will use it on occasion as well.


  1. Let us know how it works! I've never even heard of a home made recipe! Good luck at you hot office tomorrow!

  2. This is so interesting, Rosella. Let us know how it works!

  3. I just love the sound of Lavender and Thieves. Is it one essential oil or two?

  4. These are two seperate oils, Lavender being a Singular Oil and Thieves is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Eucalyptus. The oils I have been using are Young Living Oils. Check them out at - they are amazing!

  5. You're a brave woman! I'll be back to read how it goes on your scorching day. Ours is coming tomorrow.

  6. There's a lot of stirring going on over there!! Yikes it's suppose to be a scorcher here tomorrow...
    Hope that deodorant works!!

  7. We'll let you do the test run on the homemade deodorant...and then give us the scoop. I think I'd be inclined to try it in the winter. :)

    We watched Amazing Race last night as well. Have so enjoyed the Canadian series!

  8. Homemade deodorant! I smile at how we are always trying to get down to the bare bones of products. I give you have get up and go! The relish..sounds delicious.

  9. Homemade deodorant? I guess this won't be a roll on type? I'm curious. I hope all your stirring today pays off. =)

  10. Heat, stirring and deodorant....kind of all go together well. LOVE Relish! I'll wait for the recipe:)

  11. How did the deodorant work??

    Looking forward to your fruit relish recipe!