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How To Make Scented 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.

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DIY Arrowroot Powder Deodorant Powder

Previously I’ve made homemade deodorant powder using a combination of cornstarch and baking soda.  It’s a pretty simple recipe to be sure, but I wanted to see if it even needs to be that complicated.  I wanted to see if you really need both ingredients to make an effective deodorant powder.

I decided to try using starch and baking soda individually for several days each to find out either one can be used as effective homemade deodorant powder.

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Eight Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipes To Keep You Fresh

There aren’t a ton of homemade deodorant powder recipes around, so I scoured the internet and found a few awesome homemade deodorant powder recipes.

I haven’t tried out all of these recipes myself yet, but they all use basic non-chemically ingredients that should all mix together to fight odor, and absorb moisture.  I will definitely be trying out many, if not all, of these recipes over time, and will make updates as I do.

Now pick a recipe and start fighting odor without a ton of chemicals smeared in your armpits all day!

Several of these recipes use essential oils, so if you’re just getting started with making your own homemade goods, check out this essential oil starter kit to get your essential oil collection kick-started.

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