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Creamy Homemade Deodorant Antiperspirant

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cdemp11 is a world traveler, health nut, and aspiring writer. She loves to experiment with DIY, all natural beauty.

This deodorant is creamy, easy to apply, and good for you!

This deodorant is creamy, easy to apply, and good for you!

After making a Basic Homemade Deodorant, I decided to try a creamier version. By adding some different ingredients, the deodorant comes out smoother and more luxurious. The recipe is just as easy and healthy as the basic recipe, and the ingredients are just as inexpensive and easy to find in stores. It is adapted from the recipe found on CrunchyBetty.com.

I know I'll be sticking with this recipe. The texture is rich and smooth, the smell reminds me of a spa, and I use the excess as a lotion. It feels amazing! I hope you'll try it and enjoy knowing that you are removing harsh chemicals from your skincare regime.

Ingredients and Their Benefits

  • Coconut Oil: Antibacterial, which helps fight odor, creates a creamy texture and sweet scent
  • Cornstarch: Acts as an antiperspirant, fights sweat.
  • Beeswax: Acts as an antiperspirant, helps bind ingredients and gives solid texture.
  • Cocoa Butter: Adds to the creaminess and gives a sweet scent.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Antibacterial and Antifungal; fights bacteria and fungus to keep you from smelling.
  • Essential Oil: Adds a harmless fragrance.
  • Empty Deodorant Container: Provides easy application—no scooping!
The lineup: All are inexpensive and easy to find

The lineup: All are inexpensive and easy to find

Recipe

Follow these eight easy steps to create your own homemade deodorant! You'll be enjoying the finished product in no time at all.

Step 1

Melt 4 tT coconut oil and 1 1/2 T beeswax in a pot on low heat. The beeswax I used is more of a butter, but you can use solid beeswax and just grate it.

Melt coconut oil and beeswax on very low heat.

Melt coconut oil and beeswax on very low heat.

Step 2

Add one T cocoa butter and mix in until melted. Do not let it melt too long.

Step 3

As soon as cocoa butter is melted, sprinkle in 3–4 T cornstarch and mix in.

The mix should start to be creamy and thicker now.

The mix should start to be creamy and thicker now.

Step 4

Add in 7–10 drops each of Tea Tree Oil and Essential Oil. Mix in.

Step 5

If your mix is not completely creamy yet, whisk the ingredients.

Step 6

Remove the pot from the heat. Wait a few minutes while the mixture cools and sets a little, but don't let it solidify.

Step 7

Once it thickens a bit, slowly pour the mixture into the clean, empty deodorant container. Fill it to the top, but don't let it spill over. If the mix is just thick enough, you can get the nice dome shape that you see on commercial deodorants. (I was a bit too impatient here.)

Just poured the mixture into the deodorant container. You can tell I got a little impatient here, as it's threatening to go over the edge!

Just poured the mixture into the deodorant container. You can tell I got a little impatient here, as it's threatening to go over the edge!

Step 8

Make sure the edges are clean and place the container in the freezer for about 10–15 minutes to set completely.

Be sure to let the deodorant set in the freezer so it can maintain its shape.

Be sure to let the deodorant set in the freezer so it can maintain its shape.

It's Creamy, Smooth, and Absolutely Divine!

I love how creamy and smooth this is! And the smell is divine!

Just like the other homemade deodorant, give your body a few days to get used to the new ingredients. To avoid marks on your clothes, let the deodorant dry for a few minutes before dressing completely.

Unless you keep your house cold, you'll need to keep it in the fridge so that it does not soften. Enjoy!

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Ahh . . .  smooth, creamy, and delicious smelling homemade deodorant!

Ahh . . . smooth, creamy, and delicious smelling homemade deodorant!

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Comments

Emma on June 24, 2015:

I'm reading up on homemade deodorants. If you want to add a natural antipersperant, try adding some sage essential oil!!! It can decrease sweating up to 50%!!!!

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on August 01, 2013:

It has some antiperspirant properties but is more of a deodorant.

Jennifer on August 01, 2013:

This looks really good, but I'm confused. Is it an antiperspirant or not? The title says it is an antiperspirant and cornstarch and beeswax are both listed as being antiperspirants, but people are saying they still sweat when using this. Can anyone clarify please? Thanks. :)

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on March 27, 2013:

Yes, it is a deodorant and not an antiperspirant. Sweating is your body's way of detoxification so it shouldn't be hindered necessarily. That being said, I understand not wanting to be dripping with sweat. Your body might just need to adjust as well.

Michelle on March 26, 2013:

I made this and I love the consistency, it is purely a deodorant for me and does not stop me from sweating at all. Not sure if I can get used to feeling sticky under my arms from sweating. I have fibromyalgia and one of the symptoms is sever sweating from the face and head.. I do not however sweat a lot from my underarms.The past few days I have been over heating a lot and have still smelled good but was a bit sticky.

shellyl1107 on March 10, 2013:

I have never seen or tried this version, super excited to give it a try, thank your for posting. I will be making it this week and will let you know how it turns out. Do you think you could use Arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch in this recipe as well

dgs on August 20, 2012:

Love, love, love... I combined tea tree oil with lavender oil and though it smells very strong, it settles into a lovely scent after being applied. This is so easy to make. The family is trying to get used to seeing my deodorant next to the eggs in the fridge =)

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on August 18, 2012:

I keep my old ones and clean them out.

Talena on August 14, 2012:

where can i find empty deoderant stick containers for this havin hard time finding any?

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on June 11, 2012:

I am not sure as I've never tried any, but I've heard about soy wax, carnuba, and candelilla wax being used in body products. Might be worth checking out!

Haven on June 10, 2012:

Is their a vegan friendly alternative for beeswax that would work just as well?

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on June 06, 2012:

Great idea!

Abbs on June 05, 2012:

To Deb: the smell of tea tree oil can be quite offensive (I don't mind it, but mother despises it.) I made a deodorant once, and mixed tea tree and lavender essential oils--they combine particularly well and resulted in a nice smelling deodorant that even my mother complemented.

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on June 04, 2012:

Thank you! I hope you try it and enjoy it!

Miche Wro on June 03, 2012:

This was really interesting. My mother makes her own soap, and she just stated wanting to make deordorant. I enjoyed reading this a lot!

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on May 16, 2012:

T is tablespoon. Sorry for the confusion.

Siobhan Hayes on May 16, 2012:

Does t stand for tablespoon or teaspoon ??? Thanks :)

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on May 06, 2012:

Great! I am so glad it works for you! I live in SC so it gets VERY humid and you're right, you still sweat but you don't stink! :)

Paula on May 06, 2012:

I make a natural deordorant stick, almost exactly like this recipe, and absolutely love it. I live in Georgia, where the humidity is very high in the summer months, and so far it seems to be working for me. I do sweat some, but I do not smell stinky at all.

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on May 05, 2012:

I don't smell it at all in my deodorant and I have a very strong sense of smell! I would only put in a few drops then. Enjoy!

Deb on May 05, 2012:

Is the scent of the Tea Tree Oil very strong? I like the idea of using it, but the smell of it makes me ill!

Deb on May 04, 2012:

Is the scent of the Tea Tree Oil very strong? I like the idea of using it, but the smell of it makes me ill!

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on April 24, 2012:

Great!! I hope you enjoy it!

Hally Z. from Madison, Wisconsin on April 23, 2012:

I just made your creamy deodorant and added in some shea butter (2 Tbs.) in lieu of using all (4 Tbs.) coconut oil. It looks and smells great! I can't wait to use it. The recipe made me 1.5 sticks, actually.

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on April 05, 2012:

I'm glad that you were able to find it, and I'm sorry it was such a hassle! I hope you like the deodorant!

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on April 01, 2012:

Hello again :)

I think that, here in the UK, it must be what we call cornflour.

What is annoying is that I can never even find starch in the laundry aisles :)

Hally Z. from Madison, Wisconsin on March 31, 2012:

Hi back Trish,

Wow, I can't believe that a store would not know of or carry corn starch! It's such a staple of many foods like gravies, puddings, etc. I'd try another store, I guess.

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on March 31, 2012:

Hi Hally :)

Thanks.

I tried the baking aisle and I asked staff but no luck.

I could try looking for clothing starch, though I only found an aerosol spray, last time I looked, and I tend to be allergic to those.

Hally Z. from Madison, Wisconsin on March 30, 2012:

Trish, you could ry the baking aisle for corn starch. Many people add corn starch while "starching" their clothes too, so maybe it's in the detergent aisle?

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on March 30, 2012:

I went to buy the ingredients, but no-one had heard of 'corn starch'. I think that it is the same as cornflour, so I'll try getting some of that :)

Jason Menayan from San Francisco on March 22, 2012:

I think I'm going to try this. My current deodorant will last me another month or two, but then I'll try making this with Citricidal (a grapefruit-based natural antibacterial), and maybe a lemon essential oil. Can't wait to give it a try!

Maddie Ruud from Oakland, CA on March 22, 2012:

How cool! I love that you're giving us several variations of a basic recipe.

Kitty Smith on March 22, 2012:

I can't wait to give this a try. It sounds wonderful. I don't have a terrible issue with body odor, my daughter does, I wonder how well it will work for her?

Hally Z. from Madison, Wisconsin on March 22, 2012:

Do you know how well it works as an antiperspirant? I've tried Tom's of Maine deodorant and I "pit out" after only a few hours. I have been unable to use commercially available deodorants as a result.

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on March 22, 2012:

Great! Hope you like it!

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on March 22, 2012:

I'll give that a try!

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on March 18, 2012:

Very good point! This one smells amazing too! Enjoy!

MommaG on March 18, 2012:

I like this recipe better than the one I make! One other point on the need for using a natural product...we often apply it after shaving, increasing the amount of chemicals our bodies absorb :(

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on February 29, 2012:

Yuck. That's scary. Did you try peeling off the sticker? Sometimes it's underneath. You could search online, too.

Ann on February 28, 2012:

I can't even find the ingredients list on my current stick of Suave

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on February 27, 2012:

I take it back. There are no parabens in the particular cocoa butter I used, but it does contain "fragrance," so it's not completely natural.

cdemp11 (author) from GA, USA on February 27, 2012:

I think it does, however you could easily find an organic paraben-free version online or in health food stores. Shea butter is another option.

Jen on February 27, 2012:

What are the ingredients in the cocoa butter? Does it have parabens in it? It is potentially the most processed ingredient.

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