Homemade Deodorant Recipe with Baking Soda

Last Update: 24 Oct, 2022

Ingredients for 60 g of homemade deodorant

  • 20 g of baking soda
  • 20 g of tapioca flour
  • 10 g of shea butter
  • 10 g of coconut oil
  • 5 drops of argan oil


Corn or potato starch can be used instead of tapioca flour, but tapioca flour absorbs moisture better and has a softer texture


You can add fresh or dried flowers of a favourite herb (such as lavender) to the coconut oil 2 weeks before making the deodorant to make it more fragrant.

You can also make your deodorant smell stronger by adding 4 drops of your favourite essential oil (e.g. lavender).

Making homemade deodorant

  1. Mix together baking soda, tapioca flour, shea butter and coconut oil. 
  2. Heat the resulting mixture slowly in a water bath until everything dissolves.
  3. Add 5 drops of argan oil, or 4 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  4. Then pour the resulting mixture into a glass and let it cool
  5. Once cooled, close the jar and start using
  6. The deodorant should last at least a year without deterioration

Reason for ingredients and procedure

Baking soda helps neutralize the odor of sweat by killing the bacteria responsible for the odor.

Tapioca flour helps to absorb the sweat produced. It does not prevent the formation of sweat, but absorbs it as far as possible.

Shea butter, coconut oil and argan oil serve to moisturize the skin and also improve the consistency of the deodorant. The deodorant is then more lubricating and easier to use at room temperature.

What should deodorant actually be able to do?

Deodorants do not reduce the amount of sweat, but only mask the unpleasant smell of our sweat. Antiperspirants are used to reduce the amount of sweat. However, they have the disadvantage that they disrupt the natural detoxification process of our body, i.e. sweating.

Author: Richard Bystricky-Berezvai

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