DIY Non-toxic Cream Deodorant

I have researched many deodorants and finally found one with great ingredients that actually worked. After using it for a while, I decided to make my own to save money. Should have done that months ago. It is so easy!

I avoid antiperspirants because we need to sweat. Sweating allows our body to release toxins. Another reason to avoid antiperspirants is because most contain aluminum (linked to Alzheimer’s). I also avoid parabens (linked to breast cancer), sodium laurel sulfate (registered as an insecticide), and propylene glycol (toxin).

Non-toxic Cream Deodorant


6 Tbsp Coconut oil

6 Tbsp Baking soda

6 Tbsp Arrowroot powder

35 drops essential oils. (I like to use lavender. Another great combo is grapefruit and bergamot.)


  1. Pour the coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot powder into a bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
  2. Add the essential oils. (Use more if you want your deodorant to have a stronger scent).
  3. Mix again.
  4. Store your deodorant in a blue or brown glass jar. This recipe makes 1/2 cup of cream deodorant.

DIY Non-toxi Cream Deodorant-2

You only need a small amount under each arm:


This deodorant will harden a bit in colder temperatures and will be more creamy in warmer temperatures. If you prefer a thicker cream, you could add more baking soda and arrowroot powder.

In the warmer months, sometimes the coconut oil separates and rises to the top. When that happens, I give the whole mixture a quick stir before applying.

For those who don’t like DIY recipes, another fantastic non-toxic option is Young Living’s Meadow Mist and Mountain Mint Deodorants.

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