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7 Natural DIY Deodorant Recipes for Healthy Skin

If you want to take the best care of your skin, you may be interested in a homemade deodorant that you can use safely every day. These natural DIY deodorant varieties eliminate body odor and contain the gentlest of ingredients. You can learn how to make natural deodorant for you and your family by trying out any of these recipes.

1. DIY Probiotic Deodorant

Bacteria under your armpits and elsewhere on your body causes body odor. Therefore, we need to use ingredients that effectively kill bacteria and prevent it from growing for at least 12 hours. Whether you want to make a DIY deodorant spray or a DIY natural deodorant that you can roll on or apply as a cream, you can use probiotics that will target the bacteria on your body.

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To make a DIY deodorant with probiotic qualities, you can give this deodorant recipe a try. It calls for ingredients like:

Mix the ingredients together well and then store your new DIY deodorant in an airtight container.

2. Soothing DIY Deodorant

You can also make an effective and safe DIY deodorant using a simple natural deodorant recipe. This particular deodorant recipe calls for you to use a double boiler. However, making homemade deodorant that you can wear every day safely is simple and straightforward. Before you use this natural deodorant recipe, gather ingredients for it like:

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You can replace the double broiler with a heat-resistant bowl placed over a pan of boiling water. Allow the DIY deodorant to cool before storing it in an airtight container.

3. DIY Beeswax Deodorant

Beeswax is renowned for its protective qualities. Doctors often recommend that people use beeswax to treat dry skin or skin conditions like rashes. You can learn how to make natural deodorant with beeswax in it using this simple tutorial. The ingredients needed for this recipe include:

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As with the other DIY deodorant recipes, mix the ingredients together and then store your new DIY deodorant in an airtight container. Because it has extra virgin olive oil in it, you may need to stir it before every use as the oil may separate from the other ingredients.

4. DIY Men’s Deodorant

A homemade DIY deodorant is not just for women.  To make a homemade deodorant that will keep men dry and odor-free gather ingredients like:

  • arrowroot powder
  • coconut oil
  • baking soda
  • cocoa butter
  • beeswax
  • essential oils

The cocoa butter also helps keep the skin dry and protects it from elements like the wind, heat, and sun. Many men like to use essential oils like patchouli, lavender, and other scents in their DIY deodorant recipes. You can also keep it free from fragrances by omitting the use of essential oils altogether.

5. DIY Summertime No-Melt Deodorant

Poorly made commercial deodorants can easily melt during the hottest months of summer. When you want a deodorant that will survive the hot summertime temperatures and still keep you dry and free from odors, use this recipe to make an effective and simple summertime no-melt deodorant. This tutorial calls for ingredients like:

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  • coconut oil
  • corn starch
  • beeswax
  • baking soda
  • tea tree oil
  • your choice of other essential oils

Mix the ingredients well and then store in a Mason jar or airtight container. Keep the deodorant in a cool, dry place to help make it last longer.

6. DIY Simple 3-Ingredient Deodorant

You can create a simple deodorant using three basic ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard. The ingredients needed for this simple DIY deodorant recipe are:

  • coconut oil
  • baking soda
  • any essential oil like lemongrass, citrus, or tea tree oil

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Combine the ingredients well, ensuring that the coconut oil is liquefied and smooth. Store in a Mason jar or airtight container in a cool place. This homemade deodorant has a light scent and is not overpowering when you wear it.

7. DIY Sensitive Skin Deodorant

People with sensitive skin often cringe at the thought of wearing commercially made deodorants. If you have sensitive skin from allergies or another medical condition, you can make a DIY deodorant for sensitive skin using the gentlest of ingredients like:

This recipe does not call for the use of essential oils as other recipes do. It is free from fragrances to make it as safe and gentle as possible. However, if you are not allergic or sensitive to essential oils, you can add small amounts to this recipe. Mix the corn starch, coconut oil, and baking soda together and then store your new DIY deodorant in a cool place in an airtight container or jar.


Commercial, mass-produced deodorants often contain harsh ingredients like artificial dyes, scents, and colors. These chemical-laden additives take their toll on your skin and compromise your deodorant’s ability to last all day. When you want a safe, gentle, and affordable alternative to store bought deodorant sticks and sprays, you can make your own deodorant at home using the simplest of ingredients. Your deodorant will kill bacteria, protect your skin, and help keep you free from odors for hours. You can get started by trying out these seven simple, fast, and fun DIY deodorant recipes today.

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