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Make deodorant yourself - With baking soda & coconut oil

Like many other things, you can also change your natural deodorant make yourself. You do without the harmful deodorant from the plastic can and can instead your aluminum-free deodorant from Coconut oil, Baking soda and other natural ingredients easy to make yourself. In today's article, I would like to show you why you should avoid deodorant from the spray can and how you can easily make your own natural deodorant as a deodorant spray, roll-on deodorant and deodorant cream. In addition, I'll give you a secret tip on your way, how you can make your own deodorant with the leaves of a tree.

Before we get started, there's a short Table of contents of the article for you:

  1. Why you should make your own natural deodorant
  2. Make deodorant cream yourself
  3. Make deodorant spray yourself
  4. Make roll-on deodorant yourself
  5. Natural maple deodorant make yourself
  6. Make your own natural deodorant from oak leaves
  7. Make your own deodorant? Conclusion

Why you should make your own natural deodorant 

Of course, you could also buy your usual deodorant from the non-reusable plastic can and use it in the future, but there are many good reasons why you should rather make your own natural deodorant. This speaks for the homemade natural deodorant:

  • Save cash
  • Avoid plastic waste
  • Prevent diseases (Do not get sick anymore)
  • No pollution (aluminum, etc.)
  • Deodorant in any form from natural ingredients can be made yourself

Dangers of conventional deodorant from the spray can

Saving money, not making waste, preventing illness? That sounds like you should at least once think about making your own deodorant. But if that's not enough reasons to make your own natural deodorant, I'd like to explain some of the effects on your skin. Health to 100% convince you to stay away from spray deodorant:

  1. Propellant gas in deodorant: "What, there's propellant gas in there?" - Yes, there's propellant gas in there. Butanes and propanes to be exact. They're the reason there's a flash fire when you hold a lit lighter to the squeezed spray can of deodorant. If the deodorant then lies in the sun for too long, the can can even explode.
  2. Aluminum in deodorant: Many deodorants contain aluminum (salts), which are suspected of promoting breast cancer and also Allzheimer's disease. Reason enough to make your own natural deodorant without aluminum.
  3. Lymphatic blockage: A blocked lymphatic system₁ also weakens your defenses and bone and connective tissue also suffer. Anyone who uses deodorant from a spray can every day has certainly already suffered health consequences from the chemical composition.
  4. Osteoarthritis: The deodorants contained in deodorant are deposited in your joints, decalcifying them and causing inflammation and ultimately osteoarthritis. Since this is a gradual and initially invisible process, no one is interested at first. In addition to osteoarthritis, bone loss and joint cracking can also be a consequence of deodorant from the spray can.
  5. Thyroid disease and cancer: When you spray your armpit with the non-natural deodorant, the deodorants travel through the lymphatic channels to the thyroid gland and cause great harm to your health, even cancer.

These are by no means all the health consequences of the artificial deodorant from the spray can. Sun allergy, skin cancer, neurodermatitis, asthma or multiple sclerosis are some other possible consequences. The fewest know these dangers and the manufacturers have naturally also no interest in hanging the dangers from the use of the deodorant from the spray plastic box to the large bell. There the other forms of the Deodorant are already clearly more harmless. However, I advise you to simply make your own deodorant.

Make deodorant cream yourself - How to do it!

A really good alternative to the deodorant from the spray bottle is a natural deodorant cream. Sure it is unusual for some to use a deodorant cream. But basically, the natural deodorant cream works like a skin cream and looks the same. Put a small amount on your finger and simply massage it into your armpits. Done. Now I'll give you a short but exact instruction₂ on how to make your own deocreme or creamy deodorant.

Ingredients for the homemade deodorant cream

ATTENTION: When purchasing sodium bicarbonate, please always make sure that it is sodium hydrogen carbonate and not sodium carbonate (Washing soda). Also, remember that your jar has a lid. Because as soon as it is a little warmer, the coconut oil becomes liquid again 🙂 .

Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and keeps bacteria from making sweat smell unpleasant. As I mentioned in the article about the Applications of sodium bicarbonate already described in more detail, sodium bicarbonate has a fat-dissolving, antibacterial and odor-neutralizing effect. So baking soda and coconut oil are ideal to make your own deodorant. With the potato starch we will make the deodorant a little firmer and thus creamier. Because of the creamy consistency, you can then use your homemade deodorant optimally. As with many other recipes and instructions from the Do It Yourself BlogYou can also supplement the natural deodorant with essential oils of your choice. This will give your deodorant cream a really good scent.

Make deodorant cream yourself - instructions

To make your own natural deodorant cream, simply follow these quick instructions:

  1. Mix together baking soda & potato starch
  2. Give the first teaspoon of the liquid (just put the glass in warm water) coconut oil to it
  3. Stir the three ingredients for your deodorant cream until they become a paste
  4. For the ideal consistency, add the remaining coconut oil a little at a time and stir.
  5. Optionally, you can now round off your deodorant with a few drops of essential oil
  6. Finally, fill your natural deodorant cream into a matching jar

So you can make your own plastic-free and natural deodorant cream within minutes. Try it out, maybe the homemade deodorant is also something for you in another consistency (eg deospray or Deobar). Feel free to write me a comment with your experiences or suggestions under this post.

Make deodorant spray yourself - Here's how!

Make your own deodorant - With baking soda, coconut oil & cornstarch
Deodorant easy to make yourself - With baking soda, coconut oil & starch

In addition to the homemade deodorant cream, you can also make your own deodorant spray. Unlike the deodorant cream, you do not need potato starch for the natural deodorant spray. If you want to make your own deodorant, you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients for the homemade deodorant spray

Make your own deodorant - From coconut oil and baking soda
Deodorant spray also works with soy wax!

As already mentioned above, baking soda has an odor-neutralizing and antibacterial effect. The all-purpose weapon is therefore the ideal ingredient for a homemade deodorant. Please make sure that the soda is also really finely ground, so that there are no residues after application or the spray can is not clogged. The essential oil provides a pleasant scent and reduces sweat marks on your shirts. Since we don't want to make a deodorant cream but a natural deodorant spray ourselves, the consistency of the deodorant has to be a bit more liquid. Therefore, the carrier material in this case is water. But you can also use small amounts of this soy wax* to your homemade deodorant.

Make deodorant spray yourself - instructions

So that you can also make your own sodium bicarbonate deodorant spray, I provide you with a quick guide again.

  1. First boil the water and fill 100ml into the spray bottle
  2. When the water has cooled down below 50°C, you can add the teaspoon of fine bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Optionally, you can now add a few drops of essential oil again
  4. Shake vigorously (also before each application)

The soda deodorant to make yourself is relatively simple, right? 😉 I find also. It is simply important that the soda is relatively fine, so that the spray bottle is not clogged. That's all there is to it. I think that with the homemade deospray it should already be much easier for many to get used to the natural deodorant. Because the consistency is the same as the usual deodorant, it's just more natural and makes no plastic waste.

Make roll-on deodorant yourself - Here's how!

The roll-on deodorant is especially popular with women. You can also make this deodorant wonderfully yourself. I would like to explain briefly here again, which ingredients₄ you need for your own roll-on deodorant without aluminum:

Ingredients for the homemade roll-on deodorant

  • 100 ml water (almost free from the tap!)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda (if you don't have it already, you get it here*)
  • 3-5 drops of essential oil (you get here*)
  • 2 tsp. potato starch/potato flour (you can buy it in the drugstore or online here*)
  • An empty roll-on deodorant (if you don't have one, you can order it here*)

Essential oil is added for a pleasant scent. Whether and which oil you use for the deodorant is up to you. Since the liquid for the roll-on deodorant should again be a bit more solid/creamy, we thicken it with 2 tsp. potato starch. As the main substance, we use sodium bicarbonate again, in addition to the water, which has an antibacterial and odor-neutralizing effect.

Make roll-on deodorant yourself - instructions

Again, you can make your own deodorant with just a few ingredients. Please proceed as follows for the roll-on deodorant:

  1. Heat 100 ml of water and stir in 1-2 tsp of potato starch (until the deodorant has a syrup-like consistency
  2. Add a little potato starch if necessary
  3. When the deodorant has cooled down a bit, you can stir in the baking soda
  4. Optionally you can now add 3-5 drops of essential oil
  5. Stir well and mix
  6. Fill the homemade deodorant into the empty roll-on deodorant (best with a funnel)

If your roll-on deodorant runs out, you can simply repeat the process. Or you can make a few more of the homemade deodorants. It's best to store it in a cool place.

Make deodorant yourself from maple leaves

Make deodorant yourself from maple leaves

It's always cool to see and learn what you can make from leaves and other natural things that we find in abundance in the forest, on house walls or in the garden. For example, you can also make your own deodorant from maple leaves. For those whose skin may not do well with baking soda, this 100% natural version of deodorant may be just the thing then. For the natural maple deodorant you need the following ingredients₅ or things:

Ingredients for the homemade deodorant from maple leaves

The leaves of Norway maple are the basis for the deodorant from maple leaves. Please prepare the leaves as follows, so you can make your own roll-on deodorant or deodorant spray from maple, depending on your preference.

  1. Cut the maple leaves into strips and bring the water to boil as long as
  2. Add the chopped leaves and take the pot directly from the stove (lid on!)
  3. Let the leaves steep in the water for 10 minutes and use the tea filter to strain the water and have only the maple leaves remaining
  4. Squeeze the maple leaves into the bowl and let the liquid cool down

This procedure is really uncomplicated and creates you now the possibility to make a roll-on deodorant or a deodorant spray from maple itself. TIP: Before I come to the instructions, I would like to give you the tip along the way that you can make both variants of the maple deodorant again with such essential oils* of your choice to give your deodorant an individual scent.

Roll-on deodorant make your own from maple - instructions

In addition to the obtained maple extract, you now need 2 flat tsp. Potato flour*, 1 TSP Baking soda* and a pot to make your own deodorant roller with maple. Put the two flat teaspoons of the potato flour in the pot and add to it just under 100 ml of the maple extract obtained. Heat the future deodorant until the liquid takes on a syrupy form. Now let the liquid cool and then stir in the baking soda. When ready, pour the deodorant into an empty deodorant roller. If you don't have one, you get it here*.

Make your own deodorant spray from maple - instructions

For the deodorant spray with maple, you also need a teaspoon of baking soda. Because sodium bicarbonate has an odor-neutralizing effect. To make the natural spray deodorant yourself, you should now stir the teaspoon of baking soda into the 100 ml of maple liquid. It should not be lumpy, so that the spray bottle is not constantly clogged. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle. If you can't reuse one, get it here*.

Make deodorant yourself from oak leaves

Make deodorant yourself - deodorant from oak leaves

I got this Do It Yourself idea₆ from Martin, who regularly makes his own deodorant from oak leaves. Again, a great thing to avoid plastic waste and live more plastic free. To make the deodorant from oak leaves yourself, you need the following ingredients:

Ingredients and instructions for homemade deodorant from oak leaves

  • 10-15 oak leaves
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda (if you don't have it already, you get it here*)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (you get here*)
  • A blender

The recipe of Martin is compared to the other instructions for "make your own deodorant" supplemented by 1/2 tsp sea salt. Grind the washed oak leaves together with the 150 ml of water in a blender and give the liquid a day to stand. After 24 hours you can strain the liquid and add baking soda + sea salt. Shake the liquid vigorously and fill it with a funnel into the preferably reused spray bottle for the homemade deodorant.

If you want to make more deodorants from natural materials yourself, I recommend the book Natural deodorants from forest and meadow*.

Make natural deodorant yourself? Check!

Maybe you have already read my last posts from the blog category Do It Yourself read. For example, I've written about how you can Make toothpaste yourself can. As you can see, you can actually make all things yourself. Naturally and plastic-free. Therefore, I am even more pleased that you have read this article to be able to make your own deodorant in the future. Because even for the homemade deodorant, there are an insane number of natural alternatives. Both in the ingredients, as well as in the form of deodorant. Deodorant cream, deodorant spray or deodorant roller.

Try it out to make your own deodorant. Feel free to write me a comment with your experiences, suggestions or new ideas there. Oh and: Which deodorant is your favorite?

Best regards,

Living plastic-free - Less plastic waste in the environment

PS.: For those who find the effort for the homemade deodorant too much, I recommend this plastic free solid deodorant. It smells good and lasts longer than you think.

PPS: Do you already know how easy you can also change your Make detergent yourself can? I tried it out and also learned how to use our Make dishwashing liquid yourself can. Read through the articles.







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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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