Recipe for Homemade Summer Deodorant
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp grated beeswax
- 5 drops tea tree oil*
- 5 drops of some other essential oil (optional. I like citrus and lavender)
Begin by melting coconut oil and beeswax together over a double boiler. I rest a heat-proof bowl inside a small saucepan of water and heat it gently, stirring constantly, until the beeswax is melted.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Stir it all together. At this point, you’ll have a runny paste or slurry. This will change quickly.
Work quickly: pour your deodorant slurry into your empty deodorant stick. By the end of this step, you may have to scrape the last of the paste into your container, push it down, and smooth the top. That’s how quickly it begins to solidify at room temperature!
There you have it! A coconut-oil-based deodorant that won’t melt at room temperature.
One batch should last about two months.