home made deodrant

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Here is the recipe:


1/3 cup baking soda

1/3 cup arrowroot powder (also called tapioca flour)

4 tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 tsp tea tree oil

Mix together.

Pour into deodorant containers (two is a perfect fit).

Refrigerate overnight.

That is it!

A batch is, I understand enough to last for two or three months and unless you live in a very warm climate there is no need to keep it refrigerated. 

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  • Posted

    Nice, I'm always worried about the effect of those chemicals getting onto breastfeeding tissue.



  • Posted

    Very good, I haven't been using deodrant in some yrs, having been using zinc oxide or A&D ointment under arm. Have not used commerical deo's in years.

    I make my toothpaste pretty often and also my pycnogenol moisturizer/anti wrinkle cream. Grape seed ex and pycnogenol are anti agers...My skin is pretty wrinkle free for 76. Too bad my joints have so many wrinkles in them....darnnnnn

    • Posted

      Hello Joy,

      Would you please share the moisturizer/anti wrinkle cream recipe with me?

      I try to eat and use natural and organics products as much as my budge stretches. My daughters and I like to make our own beauty remedies. I stopped using deodorant under my arm since two years ago when I dicovered cysts in my breast. I will sure try Marey recipe for deodorant.

      Thanks for your postings.

    • Posted

      For some years I purchased a wrinkle cream product from a supplement company I deal with here in the U.S., this product contained Pycnogenol. It was affordable but in time I decided to make my own, like to make my own stuff since I have time since retirement.

      In a 4 ounce jar I add a portion of Vit E cream and a portion of aloe vera cream...to this I add the powder of 2 pycnogenol capsules and a portion of MSM granules/powder. I've used grape seed powder but it's more grainey and I found the pycnogenol I buy works better. Mix it all together and use morning and before bed.

      These antioxidants are anti aging products...plus I've been taking them internally for 19 yrs... So my face skin for my age is really smooth and hardly any lines. It's genes too, my dad still looked to be 80 something when he left at 96.

    • Posted

      hello joy

      Thanks so much!

      please would you put up your toothpaste recipe?...we can have loads of different ones. I have another too. 

      Just enter as a new thread...then we'll have a list of all these options.........brill i can't wait!!!

    • Posted

      Welcome Daisy!

      Thanks so much for coming in on this!!

      Would love it if you'd put up one of your beauty remedies as a new thread...so folk can see at a glance from the title what the recommendation will be and we'll start to build up a great resource for others.

      Thank you so much.

      Love marey xxxxxxxxx

    • Posted

      wow joy!

      This is absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

      Please would you start a new thread entitled joyful anti-wrinkle cream

      or pycnogel anti wrinkle cream......thank you so much for this I love it!!!!!!!

      Loads of love and hugs from marey xxxxxxxxxx

  • Posted

    Hi Marey. What is wrong with the body crystal deoderant? My health food suppliers sell that one only and says it is completely safe. My husband is a hard worker in this heat and he only uses a small dusting of Bi Carb Soda in any area that gets smelly. No chemicals in that  and is so simple. 


    • Posted

      Thanks Wilma


      Would you consider putting up a new title with your recommendation for an effective he-man deodrant!! Love it.

      Thanks again. Love marey 

    • Posted

      sorry wilma....denise was responding to you! Simple is best agreed...the one ingredient you mention I've seen recommended elsewhere too. x

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