DIY Deoderant



So okay,

I cannot stand body odor,


I’m not going to lie, I really struggle in this department.

The woes of under arm stink rack my brain on a daily basis,

do I smell?
do I not smell?
did I put enough on?
did I bring my deodorant with me?
did I leave it in my hot car to melt all over the place?

As a mother of four, this should not be one of my daily stressors,
and yet it is,
every day,
twice a day,
three times a day,
and MORE.

I am in fear over who I will offend with my trials and tribulations of underarm insecurities…

And seriously,

who has time for that?

Not to mention,
stress causes wrinkles!

EEK- think shower scream from psycho!

Some of you, may have no idea what I’m talking about and this is all unrelatable,
but maybe some of you suffer from underarm woes like myself.

We girls need to band together and fight odor one pit at a time!

Additionally, I have tried all the deodorants,
the clinical,
the superstrength,
the ones with aluminum and chemicals you cannot pronounce,
natural ones that make your underarms smell like cat urine at the end of the day – you know what I’m talking about…

SO, I finally decided to make my own.

There’s a joke back home that California has turned me into a big hippie and this post might be their hard evidence!!

Guess what?

I am okay with that and wave my BIG hippie flag proudly with both arms in the air!!

Because at the end of the day and into the next morning, I will smell better than you with this little concoction I’ve created.


Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 10 drops each of Doterra Essential oils: purify, lavender, frankincense, lemon, and Clary Sage

Combine the ingredients, put into a glass container, and apply a small pea sized amount – start small because less is more!


Too much can irritate the skin and it took me a few days get used to it and to figure out the right amount. The right baking soda helps, too. I used a high-quality baking soda, like Bob’s Red Mill, because I noticed lower end baking sodas created a lot of under arm irritation on the skin.

During warm months, I’ve noticed the contents in the jar can get a little melty and during the cooler months, it can get a bit more solid in texture but it still works and it lasts for a really long time – like months.


I have made this before, mainly using Doterra’s blend, Purify, and put 30 drops which worked great in terms of smell but I was super sweaty. I have noticed that with the addition of the other oils, I haven’t nearly sweated as much.

Another added bonus is that I’ve seen a lot of my old shirts turn white in the under arms and I think it has a lot to do with the baking soda.

Additionally, I have never seen any staining from the coconut oil, I know some people worry about that… again, high quality is important!

I have friends that have a positive experience with this blend and I am excited to see and hear how YOU like it!

Keep in mind that no under arm is created equal, so give this a try, make changes, and share what changes you have made and what works for you!

I LOVE using essential oils and I LOVE the doterra company, if you need more info on how to get signed up or obtain these little miracles in a bottle contact me and visit my site, HERE.

As always, thanks for visiting, stay dry, stay fresh, and have a glamorous day!


ps. extra points to anyone who can direct me to the nearest shop that sells cute containers for this!


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  1. 1

    Hi, just found your blog and this recipe sounds like it was made for me! Quick question. I know the many benefits of doterra (my sister is a consultant) but I can’t presently afford to buy so many different ones for making the deodorant. Can you tell me if it would work with just one? And if so, which one? Thank you!

    • 2

      I would give Doterra’s Purify Blend a try, that stuff works wonders for me when I need something quick or forget to put on deoderant. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Kristen!! Hope it helps! 🙂

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