Coconut Oil – Baking Soda – Arrowroot Powder

Here is an all natural deodorant recipe that is supposedly for “sensitive skin” by Robin Konie of In our experience, baking soda is no good for sensitive skin, but every skin type is different!

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Here is her recipe, word for word:

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Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

You’ll need:

1/3 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs baking soda (You can even use less if you have super sensitive skin…)
1/3 cup arrowroot powder (you can get this at most health foods stores).
10 – 15 essential oils (optional)
a small mixing bowl and spoon
a small container for your finished product


1. Mix the coconut oil, baking soda, and arrow root powder in the small mixing bowl. Use the back of the spoon to help “cream” the ingredients until you have a consistency similar to deodorant.

2. Mix in essential oils. This is an optional step, but I think it makes it more fun. You can choose whatever oils you want. Some love lavendar or patchouli. My favorite is 10 drops of sweet orange and 5 drops ofcinnamon.

3. Put mixture in small container (I use my cute little spatula for this step). To use simply swipe two fingers gently into the mixture and rub on your underarms. Wait two minutes before dressing to avoid any smearing on your clothes.

Note: Coconut oil melts when temperatures get warmer. Some people like to keep their deodorant in the fridge during warm months. I don’t bother since I can still use it… even if it gets a bit melty during those hotter months.


For softer deodorant recipes, it best to use either a top filled container or the wide, clear bottom-filled deodorant container.

2 Responses

  1. dawn
    | Reply

    thanks for the recipe. i made a similar one. i’m having a hard time scenting it. the coconut scent is so strong, it’s overpowering. also, the essential oil has to smell good with the coconut.

    • Iany
      | Reply

      Hi Dawn, I used about 10 drops of jasmine and 25 drops of lavender (it’s a diluted one so I used a lot) and it has a nice scent, not too strong.

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