I like to use dusting powders, especially deodorized ones on my feet to keep them fresh. However, I don’t like some of the suspect ingredients like talc in a body powder. Therefore, I went about researching healthier alternatives that may work to keep my feet and the rest of me sweet smelling. The result of experimenting eventually led to this simple homemade deodorant powder recipe that I have been using and wanted to share with you.
You won’t have a lot of ingredients to buy when you make this simple recipe for homemade deodorant powder. In fact, you probably have most of what you’ll need in your pantry with cornstarch and arrowroot powder. The only other thing that you’ll need to buy is tea tree essential oil.
What I do is basically combining and before thoroughly blending all the ingredients to get this simple homemade deodorant powder. Cornstarch and arrowroot powder are great chemical free ways to absorb moisture naturally. The only difference is the cornstarch is extracted from the corn kernel whereas arrowroot starch is derived from the root and underground stem of a few species of tropical plants. Though the cornstarch and arrowroot powders are capable of deodorizing, I like adding the tea tree essential oil to further keep bacteria at bay since it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties for that extra layer of protection.
I hope if you’re trying to escape talcum powder and dangerous chemicals that could often lurk in our deodorants like aluminum and parabens as well as save money that you will print out my recipe.
Simple Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipe
1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/4 cup of arrowroot powder
8 drops of tea tree essential oil
Measure out your ingredients and then mix the tea tree essential oil until well combined with the powder. Make sure your powder is as smooth as possible. Shake it, mash it, but try to get all the lumps out.
Store your powder in a covered container or a clean shaker bottle that may have had once held a spice or something on that order like a seal locking canning jar or cannister. I have done that, but prefer a pretty container to leave out on my vanity. I use a covered crystal candy dish for this purpose.