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DIY for Deodorant

Here is a deodorant recipe from the Zero Waste Community. It is quick to prepare, economical and ecological!

What you need

  • small container
  • teaspoon


  • 1 teespoon of coconut oil (depending on the desired quantity)
  • 1 teespoon of sodium powder
  • 1 teespoon of cornstark
  • Possibly 5 drops of essential oil palmarosa (or/and lavender, tea tree…)

Cautionary note

Please read this information carefully !


  • Knead the coconut oil with a teaspoon directly in a small glass container (or in winter when the oil is hard; melt it first in a water bath).
  • Add the sodium powder, the starch and the essential oil, mix and stir well.
  • Close the container with a lid
    Apply directly to the skin with the fingers.


If you are allergic to sodium powder, check out our other DIY.