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Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
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Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

I for one cannot use most store bought deodorants. Ingredients in the deodorant irritate my skin often causing a painful rash. Sensitive skin isn’t the only issue with store bought deodorants. Many over-the-counter deodorants contain cancer causing ingredients.

Most cases of breast cancer occur right where women rub on their deodorant. Back in 2012, a study showed that 99% of samples from breast cancer patients contained parabens, which is an ingredient in most store deodorants.

Parabens disrupt the function of hormones and this has been linked to a greater risk of breast cancer. Parabens have also been linked to other types of cancer, neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity and skin irritation. Why take a chance with store bought deodorant when it is easy and cheap to create your own deodorant at home.

This incredible recipe for sensitive skin deodorant is created with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant


·         1/4 cup of baking soda

·         3/4 cup of arrowroot powder or non-GMO cornstarch

·         6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil


1. Combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. (Remember that if you are allergic to corn you may have an allergic reaction to cornstarch.) 2. Add four tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix this well with a fork. Add the remaining amounts of coconut oil in small increments until the deodorant is the consistency that you want.

2. Add four tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix this well with a fork. Add the remaining amount of coconut oil in small increments until the deodorant is the consistency you want.

3. Now put the mixture into a jar that has a lid that fits tightly.

How to use

Simply apply the deodorant in small amounts to your underarm with the tips of your fingers.

This deodorant is strong enough for a man to use, but PH balanced.

If you do not have sensitive skin but still want to give this recipe a try you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give it a wonderful smell!

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  1. Al
    Thanks, for sharing! Great recipe!
  2. SarahLee
    I def want to try with some essential oils in the mix..Lavender I bet would be awesome!
  3. Andreea
    Thank you for sharing. I'm sorry to say this, but baking soda is NOT good for sensitive skin! Especially for people with eczema skin. I learned it the hard way :_(
    1. Tammy Marie Rose
      Tammy Marie Rose
      Hi Andreea, It must depend on the person because I have sensitive skin and use baking soda in a lot of my beauty products. I had a lot of bad reactions to over-the-counter products that is why I began experimenting with making my own. You might try making a deodorant using coconut oil and Shea butter.
      1. Andreea
        Maybe you're right, it may depend on the person. Maybe I have an intolerance for sodium bicarbonate, who knows. I also have sensitive skin with tendency for eczema and my first thought was that it may be because of that. The point is though that backing soda is not good for everyone and some people get very serious reactions to it. However, I think the concentration of backing soda matters. As a first time user I would start with a very little amount of backing soda (like maybe 1/2 tsp) and take it from there and see how it works.


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