3-Ingredient Natural, Zero-Waste Deodorant

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If you’ve been following me on my Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been set on reducing my waste this year and that I’ve been making my own deodorant!

This recipe is SO easy, it lasts FOREVER (I still have about 1/4 of the first batch I made 4 months ago, and it WORKS!

PROS & CONS

PROS:

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  • all natural

  • save a whole lot of plastic packaging

  • this recipe lasts for a very very long time

  • cheap to make

  • chemical-free

  • aluminium-free (which is good because your skin absorbs things straight into your blood stream - if you don’t believe me how do you think nicotine and birth control patches work?)

  • smells so good

  • doesn’t dry out if you leave the lid off!

CONS:

  • can stain clothes white (not permanently, just when you’re wearing it.) Not a big issue for me but thought you should know - but worth it for all the plastic you save!

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup cornflour

1/3 cup bicarb soda

2-3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

10 drops essential oil, I use lemon + lavender (OPTIONAL)

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METHOD

1. Mix everything in a bowl until it forms a paste and transfer into a reusable jar! I like to use a jar with a wide mouth like a salsa jar.

2. That’s it! It will solidify because of the coconut oil.

APPLICATION TIPS

  • take a small pea-sized amount onto your finger, you may have to scrape it with a spoon (I have a dedicated deodorant spoon in my jar haha)

  • stick your finger + the deodorant into your armpit and clamp your arm down until you feel the coconut oil soften a bit.

  • rub it all around your pits

  • in summer and on warmer days, the deodorant gets nice and soft and application is easy!

Elizabeth Miu