Soothing Tea Tree Oil Deodorant Recipe
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This post is brought to you by Apothecary Extracts, who provided the tea tree oil for the recipe.  As always, all opinions are my own.

I've made my own deodorant before, but I have to say that this is my favorite recipe.  It's very easy and uses things that I always have on hand.

  • Tea tree oil has both antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it helps kill the bacteria that cause odor.  
  • Baking soda neutralizes odor.  
  • The coconut oil soothes your skin, especially irritated skin from shaving, and has mild antibacterial properties.  
  • The arrowroot powder absorbs extra moisture.

You can use cornstarch, but the granules are bigger than arrowroot powder.  Personally, I like arrowroot powder, and I think it's worth buying it.  But if you can't find it or don't want to wait for shipping, you can use cornstarch.

The tea tree oil does have a medicinal smell, but it is essential for the recipe.  The smell starts to fade quickly too, so it isn't strong for very long. I really like the Tea Tree Oil from Apothocary Extracts because it's high quality.  They sell it in 4 ounce bottles, so it will last a very long time. It's so strong, that you only need a few drops per recipe.

Soothing Tea Tree Oil Deodorant Recipe

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What You Need

  1. Combine baking soda and arrowroot powder or cornstarch.
  2. Add organic coconut oil and tea tree oil.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Spoon in to wide mouth jar or empty deodorant container.
Store this in the fridge so the coconut oil stays firm.  If you leave this out, the oil will melt.  It's still safe to use, but it will be messy.  Just stick it back in the fridge to firm up before using it again.

I made my first ever YouTube tutorial to show you just how easy this recipe is.  If you want to see more videos, subscribe on my YouTube channel.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.