How To Make Scented Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

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Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

I’ve tried a couple homemade deodorant powders here on The Homemade Experiment.  I’ve tried just using Arrowroot Powder as Deodorant which actually works well. I’ve tried a combination of Arrowroot Powder and Baking Soda Deodorant Powder which works really well.

For this recipe I’m taking it one step further and adding in some essential oils.  We’re going beyond works well with this one into the realm of smells good too!

I’m not an essential oil expert, but I do know that depending on what essential oils you add you can get benefits ranging from wonderful scents to anti-microbial effects which can help cut down on the stink!  So depending on what essential oils you use you can make the perfect deodorant powder with this recipe.

Without further ado, here’s how to make homemade deodorant powder with baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils.

Ingredients

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Here’s what you need to keep those pits dry and stench free:

Baking Soda

Arrowroot Powder, Cornstarch, or Potato Starch

Essential Oils (Lavender, Rose, Pine, or whatever you like!)

Step One

homemade deodorant powder add baking soda

Add 1/4 Cup Baking Soda

For this recipe you want to use equal parts baking soda and arrowroot powder.  For my batch I am using 1/4 cup of baking soda.

Baking soda is a fantastic odor absorber, and in this recipe it is what will be keeping your pits from getting stinky.

Step Two

homemade deodorant powder add arrowroot powder

Add 1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder

Measure out 1/4 cup arrowroot powder.  Arrowroot powder can easily be swapped out for something like cornstarch or even potato starch.

Step Three

homemade deodorant powder add in essential oils

Add 5 – 10 Drops Essential Oil

Next shake in 5-10 drops of your essential oil of choice.  I’ve been on a pine essential oil kick lately so that is what I am using fo mine.  Lavendar and rose are a couple of pleasant scents that my wife likes.  Use whatever essential oil you like most, just make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin first before you apply it all up in your pits.

Step Four

homemade deodorant powder with essential oils mix is up

Mix It Up!

That’s it for the ingredients, now mix it all up!  Shake, stir, or knead it doesn’t matter as long as you mix it thoroughly.  You want to make sure that you break up the drops of essential oil as much as possible.  If you don’t it increases the likelihood that the oil will irritate your skin.  Don’t worry though, I’ve never had a skin irritation issue with this recipe, I just worry about you guys ;).

Step Five

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Use it!

Take a liberal pinch of your freshly minted deodorant powder and massage it evenly into your arm pits and you’re good to go!

How Does It Work?

This deodorant powder recipe is the most complicated deodorant powder recipe I’ve made so far.  That being said it’s still incredibly easy to make and only takes a matter of minutes to make.

This homemade deodorant powder recipe is great!  I like it because not only does it work really well, it also smells great too.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I buy something scented from the store I’m never happy with how it smells.  It’s either too strong, too fake smelling, or just gross.  With this recipe I get exactly the scent I want every time, and that makes me one happy man.

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Thanks for reading! Let me know how this recipe works for you in the comments!

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-Lance

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