5 from 4 votes
two jars of a homemade deodorant recipe with flowers and beeswax on a wooden board
Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe {That Works!}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A simple a natural homemade deodorant that actually works to keep you dry and stank-free! Adapted from a recipe by Shelley Stonebrook.

Course: DIY
Servings: 2
  1. In a double boiler or a large mason jar, melt the oils and beeswax.

  2. Add the powdered ingredients, and stir to combine. If using essential oils, add now. 

  3. Pour into containers of choice and allow to cool/set for a few hours.

Recipe Notes

I store this in a 4 oz mason jar because I have loads of them, but an empty deodorant tube would work too! Heck, even old baby food jars would be awesome.


If you have a reaction to the baking soda, wait until the redness has gone, and try again. If the reaction persists, you could try all arrowroot powder, or replace the baking soda with cornstarch. However, I have not found the final product to be as effective as the original recipe.


Don't use animal products? You can replace the beeswax with candelilla wax but decrease the amount by half.