Store bought deodorants usually have aluminum, so some people stay away from them. Others just prefer natural products. Here is a natural deodorant you can make at home. You can leave it unscented, scent it to match your perfume or pick a perfume oil from hundreds available in stores.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Corn starch
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Vitamin E gel capsules
- Essential oil
- Small glass jar with lid
Find a small glass jar with a wide opening and a lid--a pretty glass jar at an antique store or one from your kitchen, perhaps a small salsa or pickle jar.
Combine 3 tbsp. baking soda with 2 tbsp. corn starch. Put aside.
Mix together 3 tbsp. shea butter, 2 tbsp. cocoa butter and the oil from two Vitamin E gel capsules (puncture the capsules with a straight pin and squeeze the oil out). Add the scent to your mixture--any essential oil or some of your own perfume. Or you can leave the mixture unscented.
Combine the baking powder and cornstarch with the shea butter/cocoa butter mixture. Mix well.
Spoon the mixture into the jar, and cover with the lid.
Apply to your underarms with your fingertips after showering or bathing.