Why on earth would anyone make their own deodorant? In short, it’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s safe. I’ll prove to you below how cheap and easy it is, but making it yourself with natural ingredients removes the question of whether what you’re putting on your body is safe. Aluminum, parabens, Propylene Glycol, and Triclosan are just a few potentially dangerous chemicals found in store-bought deodorant.
Most homemade deodorants out there are so liquidy, you’ve got to use your fingers to apply it. I’ll be honest, I’m kinda not into that. When I’m in a hurry in the mornings, efficiency is the name of the game, and stopping to wash your hands after shoving them in your armpits doesn’t sound like fun to me and it’s held me back from trying this.
But I found a recipe that suggested beeswax. Beeswax, of course! In DIY products like this, beeswax solidifies mixtures. The only recipe I found with beeswax had a few too many ingredients and not enough beeswax. So here’s my version.