Baking soda and coconut oil make a good deoderant, but it turns liquid over 80 degrees. This recipe adds beeswax to keep it solid at warmer temperatures. I also replace the baking soda with arrowroot because sometimes it can irritate skin. If you don’t have an issue with baking soda you can replace some or all the arrowroot with it. Both are effective at reducing moisture.
Warm Weather Deodorant
The beeswax in this recipe keeps it solid in warmer temperatures.
- 2 TBS coconut oil
- 2 tsp beeswax pastilles
- 1.5 TBS Shea or Mango butter
- 2 tsp almond oil
- 1 Tbs arrowroot
- 10 drops essential oil optional - for scent
- 5 drops vitamin e
- 10 drops essential oil for antibacterial properties (tea tree or rosemary recommended)
- 1 Tbs food-grade Diatomaceous Earth optional
Melt oils together
Melt oils together over low heat. When melted remove from heat.
Add arrowroot (and Diatomacious Earth if using) and whisk in briskly to combine.
Add essential oils and mix thoroughly. Pour into container that will hold nearly half a cup and let cool completely.