DIY Natural Deodorant Recipes
Take one look at the ingredients in your commercial deodorant and you may be quite shocked at what you are applying to your armpits.
There are many natural ready made deodorants available. So if you are looking to ditch your current deodorant click here to see a great range of natural products that might work for you.
Of course we know that many of you are keen to literally take matters into your hands by making your own natural deodorant. More power to you!
If you are keen to make your own natural deodorant, here are a range of recipes we’ve pulled together to help you on your way:
DIY Deodorant with activated charcoal by Beauty Munsta
Effective easy homemade deodorant by Pronounce Skincare
Are you a DIY Natural Deodorant first timer?
We know that it can be a little intimidating making your own deodorant. You need to source all of your ingredients, mixing bowls and jars or containers.
If it is your first time making your own natural deodorant and you are not yet sure if this will be for you, then we encourage you to purchase activated charcoal capsules initially.
Most of the activated charcoal deodorant recipes above only use a small amount of activated charcoal so capsules offer the “least messy” way to add activated charcoal in your recipe.
You can simply break the capsule or capsules (depending on the quantity required) and out comes the activated charcoal powder. No mess, no fuss. Here are just two reputable activated charcoal capsule brands you could consider:
You can purchase activated charcoal capsules at health food stores, some drug stores and of course on line.
Stock up on activated charcoal powder to make your DIY activated charcoal deodorant
If you are considering making your natural deodorant in larger quantities, you may want to consider buying some activated charcoal powder. Here are just three reputable activated charcoal powder brands:
- Activated Charcoal Powder by Rocky Mountain
- Activated Charcoal Powder by Moody Zook
- Activated Charcoal Powder by ARLO BLAK (great option for Australian residents)
Want to ditch the baking soda in your activated charcoal deodorant?
We have recently written an article about baking soda in natural deodorants. Baking soda is not necessarily an evil ingredient.
In low quantities it shouldn’t cause rashes but if you have decided that you do really want to make a natural deodorant without baking soda here is some inspiration for you:
Homemade deodorant without baking soda by The Coconut Mama
Feel free to check out our Books and Resources page for further DIY activated charcoal skincare inspiration. You will find recipes for DIY activated charcoal deodorants and also recipes for making other activated charcoal skin and body care products as well.
A word about detoxification
Your arm pits will need to de-tox before a natural activated charcoal deodorant kicks into action. Those who are familiar with making the switch to natural deodorants understand that this can take a little time.
If you have been using commercial deodorants that contain a range of toxins including aluminium, your armpits firstly need to get rid of the build up of “gunk” in your armpits.
One of our favorite brands, Kaiaa Naturals has a great way of explaining the detoxification process. Click here to head to their website to check it out.
Here’s a few other Charcoal and Body blog posts that we think might help you as you embark on your natural deodorant journey:
To see a range of activated charcoal deodorants we have reviewed, head to our Deodorants page
Good luck in “Operation armpit detoxification”. We know that your armpits (and the rest of your body) will thank you for making the change.
Let us know if you have any other recipes or favorite natural deodorants to share with the Charcoal and Body community. We love nothing more than spreading the love throughout our community so others can benefit from your experience. C&B.
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