(Makes one small canning jar – just over 1/2 cup)
1/4 C. baking soda
1/4 C. cornstarch or arrowroot
5 – 6 T. coconut oil
Tea Tree Oil (optional)
Combine the baking soda and cornstarch, then work in the coconut oil. I used my mixer to incorporate the two until well combined.
If desired, add tea tree oil (anywhere from 5 – 20 drops) which has natural antibacterial qualities. I tried adding some lavender essential oil, but the coconut oil seemed to overpower the scent a bit. Just think of this deodorant as having a tropical scent and leave it at that.
You can adjust the amount of coconut oil if necessary. I liked mine a bit dryer, but if you want, increase the oil up to 8 T. Also, if your room is warm, the oil might liquify at around 76 degrees, so move it to the refrigerator if necessary or a cooler room. I popped mine in the fridge so that it would firm up a bit after using the mixer.
To use: Rub a small amount on underarms.
I’m finding that less is best when it comes to this recipe; you can always increase it if necessary. And so far, I haven’t found that it’s been an issue staining my clothes either.