Not a Secret

But making your own deodorant does require a Degree of ingenuity:

The ingredients:
¼ cup corn starch
¼ cup baking soda
1-2 tbsp coconut oil

Mix the dry ingredients first and slowly add the coconut oil mixing with your hands. The coconut oil is the bonding agent and you do not need too much to make the deodorant the same consistency as store bought.

This presumes, of course, that you’ve used up a container of the store-bought stuff and kept the empty for just such an occasion; you then fill it up with this not-exactly-goop, and you’ve done the trick for rather a lot less than $2.49.


  1. McGehee »

    2 January 2009 · 3:15 pm

    Things I Will Be Glad I Read About Here After Civilization Finally Collapses™.

  2. Melanie »

    2 January 2009 · 3:30 pm

    Interesting, I make my own laundry detergent but I don’t know if I could go that extra step to making deodorant.

  3. CT »

    3 January 2009 · 1:04 pm

    Toss in Neosporin for anti-bacterial protection, as has been suggested, and you’ve really got something there…

  4. That Broad »

    6 January 2009 · 8:03 am

    I know people that just rub rocks on their pits instead, and call it good. Actually, it is a crystal that they rub on their pits, some all natural thing, can probably get one at Whole Foods and places like that. I’ll stick to Secret Solid, but I have to admit, the people I’ve known who use the crystals, have never smelled of B.O. so there might be something to it.

  5. CoconutOilGuy »

    14 January 2009 · 5:53 am

    Hello! Coconut oil for making deodorant? Absolutely!

    Coconut oil is predominantly medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). MCFAs are antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, etc. MCFA-rich coconut oil will kill germs and all kinds of microbes that contribute to a not-so-desirable underarm environment.

    In my case, I use only virgin coconut oil (VCO) as my deodorant, nothing else. Natural, safe and inexpensive. Just one of coconut oil’s countless contributions to our health. Just my two cents.

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