- Pour equal amounts of cornstarch and baking soda powder on a sheet of paper as shown below. No need to be extra accurate here. An estimated equal amount would still be fine.
Note there are clumps in the baking soda powder. Baking soda has a tendency to form clumps over time.
- Lightly fold the sheet of paper and pour both contents into a small plastic bag or sandwich bag as shown below.
- Twist to close the opening of the plastic bag. Mash the plastic bag with one hand, breaking up clumps in the process. This also pre-mixes the two powder while they are still dry.
It is important that this step is done first because the clumps are difficult to pulverize once inside the jar.
- Pour the entire mixture (baking soda and cornstarch) of the plastic bag into the plastic jar as shown below.
- Pour a bit of virgin coconut oil into the plastic jar.
- Pour a bit of scented body oil into the plastic jar if you want some fragrance.
- Mix the jar's contents thoroughly with the chopstick. When mixing, be sure to let the chopstick scrape the side and bottom of the jar
- Continue adding more powder mixture and oils while mixing until the deodorant mix fills up to around three-fourths of the jar and you get your preferred creaminess.
- When the desired texture is attained, relabel the empty container as needed.
- If the mixture is too soft, you may want to store the deodorant in the refrigerator to solidify it a bit.
The Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil on the Skin
- Virgin Coconut Oil has three fatty acids with strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores.
- Coconut oil makes a great skin moisturizer on its own, with a blend of other oils, or as a carrier for essential oils. Additionally, this can also be added to lotions and creams that need extra moisturizing properties. For the same reasons that coconut oil makes a great cleanser for all skin types, it also works as a moisturizer for any skin type.
- Virgin Coconut Oil has been reported to help many skin problems as well. Depending on what is causing the skin problem, the coconut oil seems to work in a variety of ways. For example, there have been positive reports from people who suffer from yeast infections in the skin, and there is solid research that shows the MCTs in coconut oil do kill yeast infections. Many have theorized that the MCTs in the oil attack the bacteria in sweat that cause the odors.
Occasionally, depending on the environment, the homemade deodorant cream may dry up a bit. No worries, the deodorant is still usable. Simply add a bit of body oil into the caked mixture. Scrape the caked contents from the sides of the jar and mix it up with the oil until you get the desired texture again.
This homemade deodorant is NOT an anti-perspirant. It won't stop you from sweating, but it will stop you from smelling! It has the same color and consistency as that in the thumbnail photo at the beginning of this article.
To apply, scoop up a bit with your finger, as shown in the thumbnail photo and apply on your underarms. That's it! It's easy-to-prepare, cheap and effective. If all gym owners posted this "secret recipe" in their gyms for members to prepare and use, they'd probably have happier clientele!