Homemade Deodorant Recipes For Sensitive Skin

While baking soda is a very useful ingredient but it is totally free in our project as those with very sensitive skin may react negatively to it. You are also not advisable to apply right after shaving for those have serious sensitive skin problem.

Homemade deodorant without baking soda

Recipe 1:


  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons of Shea butter
  • 4 tablespoons of diatomaceous earth
  • 4 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 5 drops of vitamin E oil


Melt the oils on low heat over the stove in a double boiler or pot, and stir them until they have formed an evenly mixed liquid. Turn off the heat and then allow the mixture to cool a little before adding the arrowroot, diatomaceous earth, and vitamin E oil. After adding those, mix the concoction and pour into container of choice so that it can solidify.

And there you have it—a great recipe for sensitive skin, completely free of baking soda.

The diatomaceous earth and vitamin E oil are extra ingredients to give your skin a boost of useful nutrients.

Recipe 2:

This recipe makes use of beeswax, which is a great ingredient to use on flaky, dry and sensitive skin.


  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons of beeswax
  • 6 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


For this recipe, you will need to heat the coconut oil and beeswax on the stove and stir. Then remove from heat and add the arrowroot powder and cornstarch, mixing those in thoroughly. Lastly, add the honey into the mixture before pouring it into a container. It will form a solid deodorant.

Honey has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal in a deodorant for people with sensitive underarms (or whichever part of the body you wish to use it on). It also has antioxidant properties, so it will improve the quality of your skin, not to mention it smells divine!

If you aren’t a fan of honey’s scent, feel free to remove it and use essential oils instead.

Recipe 3:

This deodorant is a pretty basic one, with no strong scent or special ingredients. For someone that wants a hassle free deodorant for very sensitive skin, however, it’s perfect.


  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 8 tablespoons of arrowroot powder


Just mix the oils and the beeswax, and then heat the mixture on the stove while stirring. Remove the mixture when it is melted and then add the arrowroot powder and mix that in, too. Pour the mixture into a container, and that’s it. A super simple and gentle solid deodorant.

Pour the mixture into a container

Recipe 4:

This is another recipe that does not have any strong fragrance to it, aside from the sweet smell of coconut oil.


  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons of diatomaceous earth


Mix and heat the oils over the stove until melted. Then add the corn starch and diatomaceous earth and mix those in well. Pour mixture into a container, and you have a great solid deodorant.

Recipe 5:


  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil


Mix the cornstarch and arrowroot powder in one bowl, and melt the coconut oil over the stove. Add the jojoba oil to the coconut oil, and then combine the oil ingredients with the powder ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Pour into a container, and allow it to solidify. This recipe does have a small amount of peppermint oil, which can help alleviate itching and irritation.

1 drop of essential oil