DIY Vegan Natural Deodorant Recipe

Our vegan, bi-carb free DIY natural deodorant paste is a dream to put on and leaves underarms soft, protected and odour free. Our DIY natural deodorant recipe combines soothing and ultra-moisturising cocoa and shea butters, coconut oil to eliminate bacteria, yeast and fungi, with vegan candelilla wax to protect, and arrowroot and kaolin white clay to absorb moisture. If you're frustrated with natural deodorants that are too firm or crumble when you rub them in, this DIY natural deodorant recipe is for you! Plus it is vegan and bi-carb free! DIY Vegan Bi-Carb Free Natural Deodorant Recipe | Biome Naked Beauty | DIY Skin Care | Biome Eco Stores

DIY Vegan Natural Deodorant Recipe


You will also need a saucepan, glass jug, spatula and a 120ml glass jar.


  1. Add the cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and candelilla wax into a glass jug. Set the jug into a saucepan filled with approximately 6cm of water. Turn heat to medium and stir the contents in the jug until they melt.
  2. Once melted, remove the jug from heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the arrowroot powder and white kaolin clay to the jug and blend using a spatula, squashing lumps as you go. Continue mixing until you have a smooth, lump free consistency, like runny custard. Stir in the essential oils.
  4. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to harden slightly. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn't harden too much. You will need to whisk it shortly.
  5. Remove from the fridge and whisk the mixture rapidly. Remember to scrape down the sides and from the bottom of the jar. If it needs further hardening, place it back in the fridge for another 3-5 minutes. Remove and whisk again. You should have a thick but creamy paste.
  6. Scoop the mixture into your glass jar. Do not place the lid on straight away as condensation may build up and spoil the DIY natural deodorant. Leave to cool and set completely before putting the lid on.

How to Use

Using dry, clean fingers or an applicator, apply a thin layer to underarms after showering and rub until it is invisible. Store in a cool dry place out of sunlight. Use within 6 months. This recipe makes enough to fill a 120ml glass jar. Tip: By using a clean applicator rather than you fingers, you will help prevent the spread of bacteria and increase the shelf life of your deodorant. 


I want to try a ready-made natural deodorant first!

You can find a huge range of natural deodorant to buy at Biome in Australia.  We have the best paste, stick, spray and roll on organic deodorants that actually work, including bicarb free deodorants.  Many are plastic free (packaged in glass or metal instead of plastic).  You can also refill some deodorants in our stores, such as the Goodeau deodorant.  



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As with all our DIY recipes, you can experiment to suit your preferences. Many factors can change the end result, including temperature, humidity, light, ingredient quality. Some DIYs can be amended by remelting or adding ingredients, but some cannot. Please read the whole recipe before beginning and remember to have fun!

Biome cannot issue a refund if the DIY skin care product, DIY hair care product or DIY body care product you make using our raw DIY ingredients do not perform as you'd hoped. We will, however, offer a refund if the raw DIY ingredient packaging is broken or leaking, or the ingredient itself appears to be ‘off'.

Before using any raw DIY ingredient for the first time, please first research that ingredient's potential benefits as well as safety precautions and possible side effects. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

If you have severe acne, very sensitive skin, or another skin concern or health condition, we recommend seeking medical advice before using any new product on your skin, whether that be a raw ingredient, a DIY product you've made yourself, or commercially formulated product.

Please exercise caution when using essential oils. If you are pregnant or have any kind of health or skin condition, we recommend you speak to your doctor before use. Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids, so use in moderation. Pure essential oils should never be used directly on the skin and should never be ingested. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. Each essential oil is unique and may not be suited to everyone. Please research potential benefits as well as safety precautions before using any essential oil. Some essential oils may interfere with medication. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

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