I’ve been making my deodorant for about a year now. I like it, and it works. I keep it in a jar and use it after I shower. (But not right after shaving!!) However, sometimes it feels a bit grainy with the baking soda, so I decided to alter my recipe and add a little beeswax to make it smoother. I think this is my new favorite.
This homemade deodorant recipe uses only three ingredients:
Beeswax Beeswax is a natural product. Beeswax inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus (bacteria) and Candida albicans (yeast fungus): (Al-Waili, N. S. (2005). “Mixture of Honey, Beeswax and Olive Oil Inhibits Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans”. Archives of Medical Research 36 (1): 10–13.(Research here)
Three Ingredient Homemade Deodorant
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
4 grams beeswax
Measure the baking soda, coconut oil and beeswax (I use a digital kitchen scale for grams.) [4 grams of beeswax is about 1 Tablespoon.] I also melt the coconut oil first and measure it. Put all ingredients in the Mason jar, place it in a pan of water, heat until water boils, turn down the heat to low while all ingredients in the jar melt. Stir to mix. When all is melted, pour into the permanent container for your deodorant. You may use a small Mason jar for melting and then pour it into plastic container (SKS Bottles are my favorite). Refrigerate until firm. Remove from refrigerator and store in your bathroom. If you travel with this deodorant, put the jar in a zip lock plastic bag in case your lid is not tight — this stuff melts easily in warm temperatures — at 76 degrees F.)