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  • Writer's pictureChandana Banerjee

Do-It-Yourself Deodorant For Happy Underarms

Updated: Apr 3, 2018

Till a few years back, I would use a tube of roll-on deodorant to zap down armpit odor during the long summer months. I even used my deodorant stick during the winters because the practical truth is that the more regularly you use a deodorant, the less you’ll be likely to stay away from it.

I don’t know if this happens to you, but I would feel sweatier around my armpits if I gave the deodorant a miss any day. Even when I knew about the health risks that these fellas pose, I still chose to assuage myself with the thought that my deodorant usage was minimal and that I kept away from the spray on ones. I just didn’t know about any healthy alternatives to the product at that time and so, stuck around with the store-bought ones.

But when I chanced upon this simple recipe in numerous natural living blogs across the virtual world, I whipped up a small jar of homemade deodorant and tried it on. And voila! It works just as well as it's store-bought cousin.

3 Things to know:

1. If you’ve been using commercial deodorant for years, then chances are that your armpits will take time to adjust to the change. You might still feel a tad stinky, but daily use will bring this down to zero. It took my body a few weeks to finally get used to this homemade deodorant.

2. These natural deodorants do not stop you from sweating, unlike their commercial counterparts. And that’s totally fine because your body needs to flush out toxins through your sweat.

3. After years of rolling on or spraying your deodorant, you might feel funny smearing it on with your fingers. But give it a few days and you’ll be just fine.

Deodorant Recipe:


3/4 cup cornflour

1/4 cup baking soda

A few tablespoons coconut oil

A few drops of essential oil - optional


  • Mix cornflour and baking soda in a shallow jar.

  • Add a few spoonfuls of coconut oil (melt it if you are making this recipe in winter). Keep mixing with a spoon till the deodorant reaches a thick consistency.

  • Add in your essential oil (I prefer a couple of drops of peppermint) to your deodorant. Mix well and store in your bathroom or on your dressing table.

  • Smear on a little bit with your fingers and you’re ready to go.

Note: There are different ways to make deodorants at home. If you’d like to read other kinds of recipes, hop over to this site:

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