Homemade Natural Deodorant with DE

This morninIMG_5055g I’m mixing up a new recipe for deodorant, using diatomaceous earth and no baking soda.

The recipe I’m using has things weighed out in grams; I have a postal scale in ounces, and a gram-to-ounce converter chart, so I’ll use that and record what I’m doing here.

Here’s the original 


  • 4oz+ jar or tin IMG_5054
  • Double-boiler
  • Kitchen scale
  • 30g Coconut oil = 1.05 ounces
  • 20g Shea butter = .705 ounces
  • 10g Carrier Oil = .352 ounces
  • 10g Beeswax = .352 ounces
  • 15g Arrowroot powder = .529 ounces
  • 15g Diatomaceous Earth – Food Grade! = .529 ounces
  • 5 drops of Vitamin E
  • 20-25 drops of essential oils

And then heat a pot of water on low heat and put a glass jar inside it, and melt the ingredients in the glass jar.  I used a 4-cup glass measuring cup for my glass mixing bowl.

I doubled the batch.


About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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