Make it yourself - Natural Deodorant bars

What to do now that we are back in Lockdown 2.0? Let’s appreciate the time to look after ourselves, learn a new skill and perhaps try and make your own natural deodorant bars.

I’ve tried making a few different variations and this recipe is by far the best. I’ve also used it whilst out with my local running club and either it works or it makes everyone run that bit faster. It smells good, it’s eco-friendly, contains only natural ingredients and it moisturises unlike most shop bought varieties.

This is a quick and easy to make product and depending on the container you use, you can make enough for yourself and others. I tend to make mine in round silicone moulds and store in a tin and can get 5 out of a batch.

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Heaped Tbsp Beeswax Pellets
  • 2 Heaped Tbsp Arrowroot Powder (or Corn starch if you prefer)
  • ½ Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Essential Oil of your choice
  • Cardboard deodorant tubes or silicone moulds and storage container


Melt the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Beeswax in a double boiler or microwave. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the Arrowroot powder and Baking Soda using a whisk. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before adding the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils. Pour into your container of choice, allow to cool and in a few hours’ time, this will be set and ready to use.

My most recent batch smells divine using Patchouli (6 drops) and Geranium Rose (6 drops) essential oil. Another lovely variant is Lavender (7 drops) and Tea Tree (5 drops) essential oil.

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