DIY Deodorant

I am reblogging this because the iPad makes it much easier than pinning it on Pinterest, and I realized I have never “reblogged” anything and don’t know how it will look….

I have never tried making deodorant or using homemade deodorant, but I keep thinking it’s something I will try someday. Let’s see if putting the recipe on my own site motivates me!

[UPDATE: I tried it!  Here’s my experience.]

The Zero-Waste Chef

Unlike my other recipes, you don’t actually eat this one. But because I make my deodorant (mostly) out of food ingredients and several people have asked me how I do it, I thought I would go ahead and post the recipe on this food blog.

This stuff works. When I first decided to attempt to live plastic free, I had the most trouble replacing conventional shampoo and deodorant. I tried to solve these problems simultaneously. I was a mess. The bar shampoo I bought left my hair dull and matted to my head. I found Lush’s deodorant bar difficult to apply. Rock crystal deodorant did not work. Using no deodorant did not work. I looked bad and smelled worse.

Thank goodness for baking soda. I wash my hair with it—followed by a cider vinegar rinse—and use it as a base for deodorant.

ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking soda (purchased in bulk)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (purchased in…

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About 'Becca
author of The Earthling's Handbook, about the environment, parenting, cooking, and more!

One Response to DIY Deodorant

  1. Thank you for the reblog. If you try this “recipe” I think you’ll really like it.

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