I am not one of those girls who can sweat and not smell. I live in DC, where summers are hot, humid and gross. I go to the gym. I spend as much time outside as I can. And I’ve tried just about every organic, non-toxic deodorant on the market. And I’m going to be rill rill honest with you – none of them have worked for me. Not a single one. They may help a little, but they don’t stop the stank.

This is the only organic and non-toxic deodorant I’ve ever tried that actually works. It’s what I use at the gym and I just made a bunch to take to Key West in a couple days (where I’ll also be sweating my pits off).

I’m not exaggerating when I say this is awesome. Take is from a previously smelly girl who finally found a solution to smelling like a dude. Who just ran a marathon. In 110 degree weather.



  1. Don’t melt the coconut oil, otherwise the tapioca/baking soda will sink to the bottom when it solidifies.
  2. Instead, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, including solid coconut oil.
  3. Stir all ingredients until combined. Smash the coconut oil and the tapioca and baking soda.
  4. Once it’s all mixed together, transfer to a jar like THIS (will fill about two of these specific jars.

One response on “DIY Essential Oil Deodorant (That Doesn’t Suck!)

  1. Shannon

    I’ve tried a couple different kinds of homemade deodorant and it worked well but made my underarms itchy and raw feeling. The latest recipe I used was almost exactly the one you posted just with different essential oils. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you

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