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)
- In a double boiler melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax.
- Mix in the arrowroot powder, cornstarch, bentonite clay, and golden seal powder.
- Remove from heat and mix in the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
- 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.