Coconut Lime Deodorant


Coconut Lime Deodorant

Have you made Coconut Lime Deodorant yet?

It’s 4 ingredients. It’s all natural.  It takes less than 5 minutes to make.  And it really works!

(For real, it keeps you fresh smelling on hot, humid days.  Even men use it.)

I love giving in person workshops.  But I realize it’s just not possible for everyone to come to London for a workshop (although that would be fun, wouldn’t it?)  So I’m experimenting with video tutorials and online workshops to get a little of that warm-fuzzy-workshop feeling at home!

For this first video tutorial, I’m starting with the most popular recipe on my site (and one of the easiest): coconut lime deodorant.

Learn how to make coconut lime deodorant here (it would have taken about 3 minutes to make, but I’m explaining as I go along!):

Find the coconut lime deodorant recipe here.

Substitutions & Troubleshooting:

  • Don’t like coconut scent?  Use deodorized coconut oil.
  • Love coconut scent?  Use raw coconut oil which should have a nice strong coconut smell!
  • Don’t like lime?  Use any essential oil you have (lavender, geranium, rose etc.), or leave it out altogether!
  • Need it stronger? (please try it as-is first, before changing the recipe) – add more baking soda.
  • Does it irritate your underarms?  Use less baking soda, and more arrowroot powder.
  • Is the baking soda too ‘scratchy’? I have better luck with baking soda purchased in the baking aisle, rather than the kind sold for cosmetic use.  It seems to be softer!
  • Deodorant gone hard? That’s ok, just scoop a little out with your fingernail and it will melt when it touches your skin.
  • Deodorant melted?  Just pop it in the fridge and it will reharden.  You’ll probably want to give it a stir while it’s in the fridge to blend in the powders again.

Do you make your own coconut lime deodorant?  Let us know your experience in the comments!

About the author

Amanda Cook is an author, entrepreneur & alchemist. She helps entrepreneurs, business owners & executives rediscover their inner guidance, so they can create meaning, success & magic in their next stage of life & work.

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  1. I love looking on this site after it was recommended to me by someone, and I’m itching to get started and make some of these fabulous looking products. I’m sure this will have been asked countless times – but do you know where you can buy tins and bottles etc to get yourself started? Thanks in advance x

  2. Brilliant stuff! I’m allergic to ‘normal’ deodorants (aluminium salts, incl alum) and none of the natural ones has done the trick so far. But this one has made me pretty happy the last 6 months, using it on and off with store-bought ones as my scent-mixing skills are not up to par with professionals.

  3. I really enjoyed your video and can’t wait for future video posts! I’ll definitely be making the deodorant this weekend! xx

  4. I’m allergic to coconut and most other fruits. Do you have any other suggestions for the base?

  5. Hi Amanda,
    Just made my first batch. I had to use corn starch because I couldn’t find the arrow root. Smells great. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the great idea!

    ~Lily 🙂

  6. Hi Amanda! The video was great. I prepared my first batch last night and putting it to the test since this morning. So far, good. The ultimate test will be when I submit my body to hard training this weekend. Will let you know how the deodorant stands the test. I’m hoping this works. I’ve been trying to find a non-animal tested deodorant, but some don’t hold their “power” and others do, but irritate my skin tremendously. So, I’m crossing my fingers that this one is it! Thanks!

  7. Another question: Does it matter what kind of coconut oil? I generally keep two kinds in my cupboard. One is organic, refined (for medium high heat, and baking), and one is organic raw (unrefined), which is almost twice the price of the refined. (The refined says it is mechanically (expeller) pressed naturally.) Can I use the cheaper variety?

    1. Hi Catherine, I think the cheaper kind will be fine as deodorant. Of course, if you’re a purist, the raw unrefined organic is best … but save that for eating and use the cheaper kind for deodorant, I think that would be fine!

  8. What a fun recipe!! I will need to try, I’m actually just about to run out of deodorant so it’s perfect timing!

  9. Great video, Amanda. I’m inspired. Any idea how long it will last? You mentioned that if you make it in small batches, you would use it up long before it went bad… but when would that be (about), in a coolish climate?

    1. I’ve had mine for at least 6 months and it’s fine. I imagine it will last even longer. There’s nothing in it that can go bad being oil-based. Just need to check it out and if the smell changes or mould grows, obviously throw it out. If you make it to the recipe I provided, you will use it up before it goes bad!

  10. yah! Great video 🙂 Im going to buy the stuff today and this will be my project, I’ll let you know what we think 🙂 Miss you tons

  11. Any suggestions on what to use as a substitute for arrow root? Have you ever used corn starch?

    1. answer to my own question…bad internet connection sorry, i see you answered this in the video thanks!

  12. I love making this deodorant, have been using it for over 6 months now and it really works even in the middle of summer! Will never go back to buying deodorant ever, thanks for this awesome recipe 🙂

    1. HI Tracey, so glad it’s working for you too! Please spread the word with your friends 🙂

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