The Non-Toxic Deodorant You’ve Been Waiting for!

OLD NEWS: Store bought deodorant is killing us.

But there actually are options that don’t harm you or leave you stinky!

Non-Toxic Homemade Deodorant


No toxins. Works amazingly well. Keeps sweating to a minimum.

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free toolkit and 24% discount that makes DIYs like this possible yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit )

The best part? You know every ingredient!

Before I can give you the good news, you know I have to break your heart just a little bit.

Some of these, as per usual, are quite disappointing.

First of all, who knew there were SO many types of deodorant?

Take a look at what you’re putting on your skin, your largest organ, every day, sometimes multiple times per day.

Keep in mind that this is how scores products:


What are you wearing? What are you letting your teens wear? How are we setting up their (and our) future health?

Do you see yours on this list? I did!

The Arm & Hammer deodorant is a great example of a company we can trust for one product and not another. This is a big reason I work so hard on this blog. Because I personally have been confused by this–it’s a lot to sort through–and I want to share the good stuff with you!

AXE–I taught middle school. I have basically tasted this in the air it hangs so heavily there by the lockers between classes. I’m not surprised to see it listed as something we need to beware of putting on our growing children.

That was by far the longest list I’ve ever added, and I cut it down immensely for scrolling purposes! Feel free to go to to look up other brands or Google your brand with behind it.

Now that we see where greed has gotten the consumer, let’s decide instead of anger, we will fight back with taking our business elsewhere.


To the companies that make our DIY ingredients. To the few deodorant brands listed as safe choices.

1.) First, Young Living AromaGuard is from a brand I know I can trust. Their second option is linked here.

2.) does have some listed in the “safe zone,” which you can see here:’s Safe Deodorant’s List

3.) There are also a couple DIY options available to you:

Recipe 1:

The recipe below is from with some information I gathered from and derived from another deodorant option I like from

What you’ll need:

Double boiler or one empty small pot inside of a larger pot with water inside the large one. I don’t have a double boiler, and this works for me every time.

Wooden spoon

Glass bowl–we have this set and it has served us well

You need the glass and wooden spoon because the Bentonite Clay loses strength when it comes in contact with metal. Bentonite clay absorbs odors, toxins, and pulls heavy metals from your body, so we want it to do everything it’s intended to do!

1 tsp Beeswax (if you made the lip balm you already have this!)

2 TBS Coconut oil (If you made the baby wipes or lip balm, you already have this!)

2 tsp Shea Butter  (If you made the lip balm you already have this!)

1 TBS Bentonite Clay

5 TBS Arrowroot powder

8-10 drops Essential Oils (I used 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Tea Tree Oil)


1.) Melt beeswax and coconut oil in double boiler stirring often with the wooden spoon until melted clear

2.) Take off heat and stir in shea butter until melted completely

3.) In the separate glass bowl, add bentonite clay and arrowroot powder; stir together with a wooden spoon until incorporated

4.) Add the liquid to the bentonite clay/arrowroot mixture and stir with the wooden spoon until smooth looking like the picture below. For some reason this is photographing lighter than it looks in real life. It’s actually more gray.

homemade deodorant 15.) Add essential oils and transfer into 4 oz. jelly jar with the wooden spoon

You can put the lid on after it’s cooled a bit and transfer it to the refrigerator to let it set up faster if you’d like.

homemade deodorant 3

Once you’re ready to use this, pull some out with the tips of your fingers to apply under your arms making sure you’ve covered the area well. I like to hold it to my skin for a moment to let it melt a bit first for easier application.

Also, make sure you’ve rubbed it in until it’s mostly disappeared. Be careful with your shirt if you get dressed right after to avoid getting the light gray on your clothing.

This deodorant lasts from 5:30a.m. until I go to bed that night.

Teaching all day. Chasing after kids and cleaning the house. Standing over a hot stove. Bathing ornery children. It just flat out works.

I hope you like it as much as I do. I hope it can be an answer to your wishes for a deodorant you can trust that actually works!

Recipe 2:

Clinical Strength Coconut Oil Deodorant


You’ll need:

2 4oz Canning Jars

1/4 C Baking Soda

1/4 C Organic Arrowroot Powder or Non-gmo Cornstarch

4 TBS Organic Coconut Oil

1 TBS Organic Shea Butter

12 drops Thieves Blend Essential Oil (OR Peppermint)

12 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil


1.) Mix baking soda and arrowroot powder

2.) Melt coconut oil and shea butter. Add in to the baking soda and arrowroot powder mixture

3.) Add in essential oils and stir until incorporated

It will be runny. It will solidify eventually, but to speed up the process, feel free to put it in the refrigerator for about a half an hour.

Apply with fingers after showering.

Note: if you made the Dishwasher DetergentLaundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Lip Balm or Makeup Remover, you already have most of your ingredients!

Want to know how to go non-toxic using essential oils? Click here!

Want to know how to go non-toxic with essential oils? Click here!

Andrea 🙂

Non-Toxic Homemade Deodorant


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