Super Easy Homemade Deodorant Recipe

A homemade deodorant recipe is the way to go if you want to avoid the risks associated with such additives as aluminum.

Using a homemade deodorant won’t prevent you from perspiring, but will keep you smelling wonderful all day.

If you perspire heavily you can protect your clothing with underarm shields. That is a much better and healthier option than using antiperspirants. Our bodies are meant to perspire. It’s one way our bodies eliminate waste products. However, and happily, we don’t have to smell bad.

This homemade deodorant recipe is very easy and quick to make. Give it a try. I’ve included in this post a couple of recipes to try.

Super easy and effective homemade deodorant recipe

Stick deodorant for women


3 tbsp yellow beeswax
1 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
30 drops bergamot essential oil
30 drops rosemary essential oil

Stick deodorant for men


3 tbsp yellow beeswax
1 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
30 drops rosemary essential oil
30 drops cypress essential oil

Instructions for both of the above recipes:

Melt beeswax in microwave until just melted then stir in cocoa butter until it melts. (Be careful to not overheat the beeswax.) Gently stir in oils. Now you’re ready to pour your homemade deodorant into a used roll up stick deodorant casing. (CPS Container and Packaging Supply has empty deodorant containers) Let deodorant harden in a cool place.

Super fast and easy homemade deodorant recipe

Simply mix your essential oils into vodka and add to spray bottle. Voila’ a homemade deodorant. Here’s the recipe:

For her


¼ cup 80 proof vodka
¼ cup distilled water
25 drops bergamot essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

For him


¼ cup 80 proof vodka
¼ cup distilled water
25 drops cypress essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil

Mix the water and vodka in a jar, add the oils and shake (gently please). Pour 1/8 cup into a spray bottle for immediate use. Cap off the balance of your deodorant and store in a cool dark place until you need more.

There now with these recipes you can have a healthy homemade deodorant that will keep you smelling nice all day. I hope you enjoy them. There are other essential oils you can substitute for those I recommend such as anise seed oil, geranium oil, sandalwood, sage and coriander. However, some should be used with a degree of caution so if you substitute, read the precautions.

For other homemade spa and personal care products check out the “Spa Recipes” category located in the sidebar. For more information on essential oils click here.

Now go relax and have fun.

9 thoughts on “Super Easy Homemade Deodorant Recipe

  1. If making a homemade deodorant, is it safe to use carbon? I would imagine that carbon would be a powerful enough odor absorbant to withstand perspiration, but I’ve never seen it used in any commercial OTC deodorant. Why is this? Is it a price issue? Or is it a cosmetic issue, like coloring of the finished product?

    I’m asking because I’ve been contemplating different recipes for homemade deodorants (I prefer solids because they last longer). However, attempts in the past have been generally unsuccessful due to a lack of ingredients that stand up to the demand the way commercial ones do. Also, I have already tried baking soda, talc, and cornstarch. Both separately and combined.

    One more thing: What about carnuaba wax or shea butter? Are these suitable for deodorant use? I thought about cocoa butter, but decided against it because it tends to smell sweet. I would prefer a scentless carrier in order to use a fresh, citrusy essential oil because these tend to aid in neutralizing sweat odor better than anything I’ve tried so far.

    1. Hello there Guest,

      When you say carbon, I’m assuming you mean using activated charcoal. If this is what you mean, I would advise against using it in light of its propensity to stain.

      Now for your second question about using carnuaba wax or shea butter. I would not recommend carnuaba wax as it can clog pores. Shea butter would be fine to try.

      If you are having trouble with natural deodorants, you might want to see if the cause is related to your diet.

      Hope this helps. Be sure and let us know how your home made deodorant experiments work out for you.



  2. I read that one of the components of Bergamot oil (bergaptene) becomes poisonous when exposed to sunlight so is it safe to use this oil in deodorants and then wear sleeveless shirts when you know you’ll be outside?

    1. Sorry I completely missed this question, but better late than never.

      There are two reasons you will not have to worry about the bergamot. 1. The concentration of bergamot is very small and 2. Unless you walk around in the sun with your arms over your head, the small amount of bergamot on your body will not be exposed to the sun.

      If you have remaining fears, you can always substitute goldenseal instead of bergamot. Keep in mind that you should run an allergy test for anything you use on your skin whether commercial ore home made.

    2. Exercise caution with this recipe:

      The stick deodorant is a 10% dilution (not safe for pregnant women and children under 12).
      The spray isn’t hardly diluted at all since essential oils don’t mix with water or alcohol.

    1. Good morning and thanks for the question.

      I wouldn’t expect any spotting from this recipe, however I would let the deodorant dry before putting on a shirt or blouse. Actually, the same precaution should be taken when using commercial brands of deodorant.

    1. I don’t think that the vodka odor will be a problem. The initial smell of vodka, which dissipates rapidly anyway, will be well masked by the essential oils.

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