Need an easy homemade deodorant that is perfect for sensitive skin and pH balanced for a woman and a man? Well read on to get my super easy homemade deodorant recipe!
Rashy Pits Anyone?
I switched to a deodorant about a year ago and have been loving it. However, my husband wasn’t able to use the same deodorant because it gave him a nasty rash under his arms. Turns out those old lady deodorant commercials were correct – my new deodorant was apparently pH balanced for a woman not a man.
I decided to try my hand at making him some homemade deodorant for sensitive skin (aka pH balanced for a man). The key difference is in how much baking soda a person can handle. I could use a lot more than he could. This homemade deodorant for sensitive skin recipe really worked for him except for one small issue…it was very hard and difficult to get out of the jar in our freezing cold home.
Coconut oil hardens at just below room temperature and for whatever reason…we keep our house a bit on the cool side. The only way my husband could get the concrete (er, deodorant) out of the jar was to stand there with a hair dryer for a few minutes to warm it up! Clearly this was not sustainable. I mean it was no small feat to get him to ditch his Right Guard in the first place. Am I right, ladies?!
A New Homemade Deodorant Recipe for Sensitive Skin (that is easy to get out of the jar)
I had to see if I could make him something that was more pliable at the temperature in our home, and this easy homemade deodorant recipe for sensitive skin was born! I am happy to report that this recipe works for BOTH of us and is super easy to get out of the jar. It almost has a playdough like texture to it, but it melts right on the skin for easy application. And the best part – a little goes a long way. I bet this jar lasts both of us 6 months!
Easy Homemade Deodorant Recipe for Sensitive Skin
- 6 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
- 3 Tbsp shea butter
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
- 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I used Purification essential oil blend because it neutralizes odors) (where to buy)
Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a stand mixer and whip it until incorporated. Turn down to low and slowly pour in the essential oil.
Meanwhile, in a separate small bowl, mix together your dry ingredients.
With your stand mixer on low, add 1/3 of your dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated and push down the sides as necessary. Then add another third of your dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Then add the last of your dry ingredients. You should now have what appears to be little bits of dough in the bowl. Scoop the mixture out and roll into a ball like you are working with play dough. Then press into an airtight 2 ounce glass jar and store away from direct sunlight.
Apply a tiny pea sized amount to both underarms for all day protection. I also carry some in a tiny container in my purse for days when I really need to re-apply midday.
Further Reading from Around the Web
- Attend one of my Essential Oils 101 classes here!
- Getting Started with Essential Oils
- Make Your Armpits Happy!
- How To Buy Therapeutic Essential Oils
- 6 DIY Personal Care Products for Men With Essential Oils
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This brand is a great option to purchase to try out a similar style of deodorant, however, this one can make you (or maybe your spouse) rashy due to the baking soda content so keep that in mind! I have loved it for over a year though so if it works for you great! Get some here.