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Keep-It-Dry Deodorant Paste

  • Author: Sunny Subramanian
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Category: Body Care
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: N/A
  • Diet: Vegan


Tired of searching for a pure, chemical-free deodorant that doesn’t cost a fortune? Yeah, me, too. Here’s a mega-simple DIY deodorant that focuses on safe, effective ingredients. No muss, no fuss, no stink!

Top Tip: Tea tree, lavender and lemongrass essential oils are all powerful odor fighters. Add a few drops and you’ll be smelling sweet!


  • Small glass jar with lid
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of baking soda or kaolin clay
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of coconut oil
  • 5 drops of essential oil(s) of your choice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the arrowroot powder with baking soda until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Place coconut oil in a small heatproof glass bowl. Microwave on High, stirring every 5 seconds, until melted and completely smooth. (The total time will depend on the strength of your microwave.)
  3. Whisk coconut oil into arrowroot mixture along with essential oil(s) until a paste forms. Pour into jar.
  4. Using fingers, rub a small amount of paste over underarm skin until absorbed.
  5. Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.


  • Best for: Normal, Combination, Oily/acne-prone,
 Dry and Mature skin.

Keywords: diy deodorant, cruelty-free deodorant, vegan deodorant, homemade, body care