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Eliminate Armpit Stains With Homemade Deodorant

I can’t count how many times I have received inspiration from one of your comments here on the site. And today is no exception! Karen left a comment on my post about “Whitening Whites” saying that ever since she started making her own all-natural deodorant, she hasn’t had any problem with armpit stains! Well, that was enlightening! Apparently the aluminum in antiperspirant causes the yellowing….not to mention that aluminum is also associated with a number of health issues.

Thank goodness for homemade alternatives!

This homemade deodorant is all-natural, ridiculously easy to make, and a great deal less expensive than the store-bought variety. Once again I find myself asking… Why didn’t I start doing this a LONG time ago??

While there are dozens of natural deodorant recipes out there, I’m going to share one I found at SmashedPeasAndCarrots.com because I already had everything on hand needed to make it! Always a plus.

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Homemade All-Natural Deodorant

  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup baking soda
  • 1/8 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch

Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for :30 seconds (or less), or just until it liquifies.

Then mix the soda and the cornstarch together and slowly add the coconut oil until it forms a thick paste.

It already smells good from the coconut oil, but adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil makes it that much better. I decided to add some Lavender essential oil for its’ antiseptic and antifungal properties

I keep mine in a half pint mason jar and use in this lotion-y state. Others like to keep it in the fridge so it’s more like a rub-on deodorant stick.

If you’re looking for a cheaper, healthier, and non-staining alternative to traditional deodorant/antiperspirant…this really is a no-brainer idea. Thanks for sharing everyone, as usual!

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