I always try to use natural products, to eat well and to live a healthy life. I like to say that if I can’t eat it, I don’t want it on my skin so my favorite beauty products are always nearly edible. Making my own natural beauty products has been something I have done for a while now and today I’m sharing the newest recipe: an all natural deodorant for those who want a chemical-free option. I had everyone in the office road test this recipe and all came back with raving reviews. For this batch I used geranium essential oil which is both uplifting and calming at the same time – perfect! But really you can use any of your favorite essential oils for your own batch.
The small deodorant containers that we used fit nicely into hand- or travel bags but we plan to make larger sizes in the future too. It’s also worth noting that although you only need a small amount of the zinc oxide in this recipe it’s worth buying a whole bag. Zinc oxide is the active ingredient in this deodorant, meaning you can add more if you want a more deodorizing product. It is also the active ingredient in our upcoming natural sunscreen. Save and print the recipe card below and have fun making your own all natural deodorant. I have included a list of the products I purchased below. Oh, and before I forget! I have also included the printable labels which you can edit using the free font Acron before you print. Just download and once you have installed your fonts, open in Adobe Acrobat or Reader and add your own fragrance choice onto the label. They can be printed onto full sheet label paper and trimmed to size for your small containers.
You can find more of my natural product recipes here on the blog such as a simple lavender bath salt, an organic lip balm, a coconut oil make-up remover and face scrub, a whipped body butter and a floral body scrub. Each comes with their own printable label, making these products the perfect homemade gift for friends and family or as a natural treat for yourself. The beauty of all my bathroom products is that you can use your favorite essential oil to add your fragrance. Essential oils are soul-soothing and can be a great, natural way to wellness. I’m a big fan! Enjoy! ~ Lia
- 60g coconut oil
- 30g almond oil
- 15g shea butter
- 30g beeswax
- 3g vitamin E oil
- 1tbsp zinc oxide
- 10 to 20 drops of good quality essential oil
- Melt the coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil in a double boiler
- Allow the mixture to cool for 3 minutes
- Stir in the zinc oxide and essential oil
- Using a funnel, pour the liquid into the deodorant containers
- Allow to cool completely before putting on the lid
- Makes enough to fill ten 15ml deodorant containers.