how to make your own deodorant

Deodorant, or as I like to call it, pit rod, has a big scary ingredient list.  I was also never a fan of how you had to scrub, scrub, scrub to get it off to shave your armpits the next day.  What was with that?  I, like many others before me, tried several brands of natural deodorant, all of which failed to work very well.  I admit, Texas does have weather that is pretty tough on a deodorant.  No sissy deodorant allowed here.  But there has to be something out there that works, right?  There is!  Make your own pit rod.  This recipe is not my creation.  It was shared with me by a wise mama here in Austin.  Good news, you likely have all three ingredients in your house AND it’s super simple.

Ingredients:

  • ‎1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
  • storage vessel of your choice

I made a double batch in a little bowl, easy peasy.  The hard part was choosing my vessel.  I ended up choosing the container from an old stick of anti-perspirant, the kind with the twisty thing on the bottom to push it up as you use it.  Because I do live in Texas and the temperature of our home in the summer is warm enough to liquify the coconut oil, I keep mine in the refrigerator.  In the winter I will keep it in the bathroom.  I’m not going to lie, it was weird at first going to the fridge for my pit rod, but I quickly got over it.  It smells delicious.  So yummy I could lick my armpit.  Ok, maybe not that yummy.  The next morning there is no scrubby scrubby to shave, another score.  My third win for homemade deodorant is that it leaves no white marks or chunks in your armpit.  I’m pretty sure I could not ask for more in a pit rod.

What products, if any, do you DIY?

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10 Responses to “how to make your own deodorant”

  1. Courtney says:

    Haha. You said pit rod. Totally doing this, btw. Thanks mama!
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