A recipe to allow you to make your own effective deodorant from scratch

Make your own deodorant at home with this amazing recipe.

  • 85g Cocoa butter.
  • 15g Beeswax pellets.
  • 15gm Stearic acid (palm derived).
  • 10gm Vitamin E.
  • 15gm Coconut Oil RBD or virgin.
  • 3 drops Castor oil – gives excellent slide.
  • 15g Bicarbonate of soda.
  • 5g White clay.
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil.
  • 10 drops Tea tree essential oil.
  • 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil.

1. Melt the waxes (including stearic acid) in a pyrex jug standing in hot water.
2. Add the cocoa butter and when it has fully melted add the oils.
3. Add the bicarbonate of soda and white clay and mix well using an electric hand mixer – low setting.
4. Let it cool slightly and then add the essential oils.
5. Pour into sterilized containers.
6. Ready to use when it is set.

Makes 3 x 50gm tubes or 5 x 30gm.

Many thanks to Chantale Bouthemy from Skinsimple for her generous recipe submission.

Please test all recipes to ensure they meet your requirements.  No guarantee is offered for the performance of any recipe offered.

By Heirloom Body Care Admin 6 comment


comments (6)

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Inga,
    Depending on your preference for size, shape and material I would suggest one of the following deodorant tubes:

  • Inga

    What container would you recommend to put it in ?

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Georgia,
    Certainly. The essental oils are there to assist with the product as antibacterial components but if you wished to swap them oout you could. Check the iIFRA category 2 and do not exceed this amount. I would suggest 0.2% fragrance as a maximum fragrnce load.

  • Georgia Ackling

    Can the essential oil be changed for Fragrance oil and if possible could you do it by grams and not drops ?

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Deb,
    No it isnt. Please use either RBD or virgin coconut to keep this product nice and firm

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