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Homemade Deodorant Stick

Homemade Deodorant Stick

Many test batches yielded this homemade deodorant stick that smells great, stores well, and keeps odor away! Plus it is inexpensive to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 sticks
Author Katie Vance


  1. Combine jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, and baking soda in a small bowl.
  2. Stir well until fully combined and no lumps remain.
  3. Place a glass measuring cup in a pot of boiling water (or use a double boiler).
  4. Add candelilla wax to the measuring cup and melt.
  5. Once melted, pour in the jojoba oil, baking soda, and arrowroot powder.
  6. When all is liquid once again, add in shea butter and stir until just melted.
  7. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Add in essential oils and stir well.
  9. Let your homemade deodorant cool until slightly thick, but still pourable.
  10. Pour into deodorant tubes (you'll need 4 for this recipe) and allow to cool completely before adding caps.

  11. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.