Bentonite Clay Deodorant

I just finished up my last batch of homemade deodorant; which I really liked. Since we just picked up five pounds of bentonite clay I thought I would incorporate it into my next batch of deodorant. Store bought deodorant contains aluminum to keep you dry; I thought natural clay was a better alternative. It should help with dryness–my last deodorant kept odor away but the perspiration was notable. Bentonite Clay Deodorant is easy to make and I feel better using natural ingredients. (Dump the unnecessary aluminum from your life: deodorant, baking powder, baking soda, etc…)

This deodorant has a green cast to it; but it has not stained any of my clothes. And I wear a lot of white t-shirts and jumpers to layer in the winter.

Bentonite Clay Deodorant

  • 2 T         shea butter
  • 1 T          coconut oil
  • 1 T          beeswax
  • 2 1/2 T   arrowroot powder
  • 2 T         cornstarch
  • 1 T          bentonite clay powder
  • 1/4 tsp   golden seal powder
  • 1/4 tsp   vitamin E oil
  • 15 -20     drops of essential oil (tea tree, rosemary, lavender, and lemon oils are recommended)
  1. In a double boiler melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax.
  2. Mix in the arrowroot powder, cornstarch, bentonite clay, and golden seal powder.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
  4. Transfer to an empty deodorant container and let cool completely. (I stuck mine in the fridge to expedite things and then removed it; because it’s only usable at room temperature)

***This makes 2 sticks of deodorant.

Bentonite Clay Deodorant

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