How to Make the most Effective Homemade Deodorant

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Make an effective deodorant at home.
Make an effective deodorant at home. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Many people assume they have to buy deodorant and, since it's typically used daily, the price adds up quickly. But you can make an effective deodorant at home using a few simple ingredients -- which not only saves money, but also allows you to create a scent that you enjoy.

Things You'll Need

  • Shea butter
  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Cocoa butter
  • Vitamin E oil gel capsules
  • Needle
  • Container
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Bowl

Add 3 tablespoons of shea butter and baking soda with 2 tablespoons of corn starch and cocoa butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Puncture the vitamin E gel capsule with a needle, squeeze the liquid into the bowl and discard the rest of the capsule.

Microwave the ingredients for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture together until it forms a smooth paste.

Add any essential oils you like -- as little as one drop to as many as 30 drops or more. Stir the mixture again to evenly spread the oil.

Pour the mixture into a storage container. This recipe will make about a quarter of a pint. To use, simply scoop out a pea-size ball and rub it into your skin with your fingers.

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