..not that you would want to.

Regardless, this stuff rocks. Seriously.

It’s easy to make, environmentally friendly, cheap as chips and most importantly it WORKS!

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In a typical day I apply the deodorant in the morning and spend a full day at work, head to the gym afterwards for 30 – 45 mins and after all that, in the evening.. I still. don’t. smell. It’s truly amazing.

All the ingredients are available from the supermarket and cost me around AU$12 for the lot. The deodorant is a paste that you massage into your skin. I take a tiny scoop (about the size of half a pea) and rub it between my fingers before I apply under my arm. In cooler weather the mixture will harden, so I use an icy pole stick to dig some out. Coconut oil melts with body heat so rubbing it before applying helps it to spread smoothly.


All you need is 3 ingredients, and a container:

  • Bi-carb soda – To absorb odors
  • Arrowroot (tapioca flour) – To bulk up the mixture
  • Coconut oil – Bind the ingredients and moisturise
  • Coffee Jar – Or any container with a lid

Optional – Add a few drops of essential oils to create your own scented deodorant!

To make the deodorant:

2 parts coconut oil to 1 part bi-carb and 1 part arrowroot.

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Around about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in this batch which will fill a small jar and last about 6 months.

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Add 1/4 cup bi-carb soda.

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And 1/4 cup arrowroot.

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Mix with a fork to a thick paste – you can use a microwave to soften the oil but be careful not to heat it too much. Try only 5 seconds at a time.

If you’re adding essential oils add a few drops at a time to the mixture. Add as much or as little as you desire.

Transfer the mixture into your jar and let it settle. Ta da! It’s ready to use!

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Add some decorations and you have yourself a lovely little gift!





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