• DIY Vegan Deodorant – Bi Carb Free with Pink Clay

    January 23, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES

    DIY bicarb free vegan deodorant

    Deodorant is one of life’s essentials, but when you make your own, there’s a balance between finding what works and what fits with your life. This recipe has got you covered – this vegan deodorant is bi carb free for sensitive underarms, and contains a host of nourishing ingredients to leave you smelling and feeling great.

    Candelilla Wax creates a protective, breathable barrier on the skin so the vegan deodorant can stick on and stay solid. This wax also has no fragrance, and is a bit denser than beeswax.

    Shea Butter has soothing vitamin E, moisturising and protecting your underarms.

    Cocoa Butter helps to soften and soothe skin, healing dry and damaged pits and taking away any itchiness.

    Coconut Oil is antibacterial and antifungal, so it prevents odour-causing bacteria.

    Epsom Salt has a high mineral content that helps remove toxins from the skin, which helps if you’re transitioning from chemical deodorant.

    Arrowroot Powder is very absorptive, keeping your pits dry. It’s used an alternative to bi carb.

    Pink Clay is highly absorbing and cleansing, and soothes irritation caused by shaving or waxing.

    Vegan Deodorant –  Bi Carb Free with Pink Clay



    1. Place a large mason jar or glass jug into a saucepan, with approximately 6cm water in the pan. Into the mason jar or glass jug, add the candelilla wax, shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil. Turn the heat to medium and stir constantly until melted.
    2. Remove the mason jar or glass jug from the saucepan. Add the clays and arrowroot powder and stir until well combined.
    3. In another small glass jar, combine the boiling water and the magnesium flakes and stir to dissolve completely. Pour this into the mason jar or jug with the melted deodorant mixture, stirring continuously. The salts and clay should be completely dissolved.
    4. If using essential oils, add them to the mix and stir.
    5. Let the mixture cool for a minute before pouring into your container.
    6. Allow the deodorant to set.

    How To Use

    Deodorant stick – apply as normal.

    Glass container – apply a thin layer with your clean fingers and rub in until it’s invisible.

    Store out of direct sunlight. Use within 12 months.

    This recipe makes enough to fill 2 x 120ml glass jars or 3 x 90ml empty deodorant stick containers.

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