Making Your Own Deodorant (the easy way) INGREDIENTS: Baking Soda Powder (sodium bicarbonate) Potato Starch Powder (or any starch you prefer) Coconut Oil Essential Oil (I like a variety of pine scents) Shea Butter (optional) First, get your ingredients together and a teaspoon ( I use a plastic reusable teaspoon) as well as your container. Mix together three slightly heaping teaspoons each of your dry ingredients, for a total of six teaspoons of powder in the container. Next, mix in two heaping teaspoons of coconut oil (I prefer non-melted) with your spoon gently until it all blends. You may also mix in the shea butter at this time, and I usually mix only 1/2 tsp in a batch this size. The shea butter is optional. When finished, it should be the consistency of a dry paste. See images for more clarity. For a thicker more bar-like deodorant, mix in some beeswax and some recipes use arrowroot powder also. All dry ingredients ready to go After mixing in the coconut oil, before mixing in the essential oil Add the scented oil and mix some more The final product should be like this. You can add more powder or coconut oil as desired HOW TO APPLY: Just like our tooth powder and toothpaste recipe, these are all natural ingredients and will not harm you. I like to apply to my hands and rub in under the arms and on my sides. This will not leave white stains on you either.