Deodorant is something most couponers have stocked to the rafters! So why, you may ask, would this be something you would like to make yourself?
Making your own deodorant is so easy. It requires 3 ingredients – and a fork. That’s it. It’s also inexpensive. It could be as inexpensive as pennies, depending on the ingredients you choose.
Here is a recipe for a safe, effective, and easy to make homemade deodorant.
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (or a very thick lotion)
- 4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 4 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Why these ingredients?
- Coconut oil is very nourishing.
- Baking soda acts as a natural deodorizer.
- Cornstarch acts as an antiperspirant and will help control wetness.
Put coconut oil (or lotion) into a small bowl. Add the baking soda and the cornstarch. Use a fork to mash it all together.
Store in a lidded jar or an old, cleaned-out, deodorant container (though, should the container get warm, the coconut oil will melt).
Coconut oil is rather costly, so you may choose to use a thick lotion in its place – this is perfectly fine. The role of the coconut oil is to nourish and make the deodorant into a more desirable consistency. Any thick lotion should do the trick just as well.
Should your stockpile begin to dwindle, or should you wish to try a more natural approach to deodorant, I would recommend giving this recipe a try.