Homemade Vegan Deodorant

And, now for something completely different in the recipe department! Please don’t try to eat this.

While it is possible to find vegan deodorant with no animal ingredients and that has not been tested on animals, why not make your own? You’ll save a bundle, and you’ll be able to choose the scents that please you.

– Linda Nelson

Homemade Vegan Deodorant

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
5 tablespoons organic refined coconut oil
10 drops therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil
10 drops therapeutic grade spearmint essential oil
Container/s to fill

Directions:

Place the coconut oil and essential oils in a food processor, slowly add the baking soda and cornstarch, and process until smooth. You can use a hand mixer if you don’t have a food processor, or even use some elbow grease to do it by hand. Pour into your containers, and place in the refrigerator for awhile until it is solid.

You may want to store this in the fridge during the really hot months. It will work when it is melted, but it will be messy. Apply a couple of minutes before you dress so that the oils penetrate your skin and don’t stain your clothing.

Play around with essential oils to get the scent you like. I was inspired by a commercial rosemary/mint product that I just love.

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