Affordable Christmas Gift Idea - Homemade Organic Deodorant

December 10, 2018


With the holidays just around the corner people are starting to panic at the (disco! lol no,) the idea of finding the perfect gift and at a reasonable price. Well if they are anything like me, and adore natural, organic, chemical-free, and cruelty free beauty products, then you will love this new budget friendly beauty diy! It's perfect for crafting a gift that you can customize for your friends and loved ones favorite scents. I have a few people on my list who are going to get stockings filled with customized beauty products, hehe! 😉

DIY deodorant has transformed my decision on store bought, over priced products, because I can make 10 tubes full of this for less than $30. That's $3.00 a bottle! Aluminum-free store bought deodorant costs at least $4 a pop. This way you don't have to worry about running out or having to buy more plastic bottles, you can just reuse the bottles with your leftover DIY mixture. Genius I say! 

I had some help from my version of elves, sweet kitty cats! Lol but really Peanut was all over me when we were taking pictures. So I decided she fit best within this post, since it is a Christmas gift idea! Anyway, from start to finish (hardening too) this gift took less than an hour to do. It's super simple to make, and that special person in your life will love that you put effort into making something personalized for them! 

4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
4 Tablespoons Arrowroot Starch
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
10 drops of Essential Oils (I used Lavender!)
For Sensitive Skin: 
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tablespoons arrow root*
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda*
10 drops lavender essential oil
Stainless Steel Double Boiler Pot like this (Or make your own with a glass bowl over a pot)
Some type of container, I used these deodorant containers

Melt your coconut oil in your double boiler (or glass bowl over top a pot of bowling water) and mix with the arrow root starch & baking soda, then add the essential oil and mix. Once mixed transfer to a container and start using! This should last 2 -3 months depending on usage. 😄

*If you have sensitive skin, try reducing the amount of baking soda and don't apply directly after shaving, or apply less and give your skin time to adjust! My batch has less baking soda and arrow root starch than some recipes because I've experienced skin irritation from these ingredients at a higher ratio. If this mixture is not effective for you, you can increase the amount of baking soda and arrow root starch by about 2 teaspoons.

xoxo Ashley

1 comment

  1. I LOVE the deodorant (as you know!!) Such a good holiday post. And Peanut is so cute in the tree! Such a a cute photo :