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RECIPE: Baking Soda Free Deodorant

As requested by our customers, we have produced this deodorant recipe without the use of baking soda. We have substituted Bentonite Clay and Arrowroot Powder which are known for their excellent absorbing properties.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (13) 3.15 oz. Tubes


  • 12 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - High Melt, Ultra Refined
  • 12 Ounce(s) Coconut Oil - 76º Melt
  • 9 Ounce(s) Arrowroot Powder
  • 9 Ounce(s) Bentonite Clay
  • 0.3 Ounce(s) Vitamin E Natural T-50
  • 13 Piece(s) 2.5 oz White Lotion Bar Tube & Top - Dial Up


  •  Microwave
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Wire Whisk
  •  Mixing Spoons
  •  Large Glass Measuring Cup - 32 oz.
  •  Large Glass Measuring Cup - 64 oz.
  •  Beaker - Natural Polypropylene

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. In smaller measuring cup weigh coconut oil and shea butter. Place in microwave in 1 minute increments and stir until melted. 
  2. While oils are melting, weigh arrowroot powder and bentonite clay in second measuring cup and set aside.
  3. When oils are melted completely, add the powders and whisk until no clumps remain. 
  4. In plastic beaker, measure Vitamin E. Stir into mixture. 
  5. Place empty deodorant tube on scale and tare to zero. Fill to 3.15 oz. Repeat until all 13 tubes are filled. 
  6. Allow to cool and harden completely. Package and label accordingly.
  7. NOTE: Some popular essential oils that could be added are lemongrass, lavender and tea tree. This is a soft, almost paste-like, consistency. Keep away from heat, could also be packaged in jars if desired.

INCI Ingredient Label: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Bentonite Clay, Vitamin E.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies. You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.
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"can i add a fragrance oil like baby powder? if yes, what quantity to include and should vanilla content of the fragrance oil be a concern?"

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Posted By: margarita   |   March 14, 2017

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"Can you replace the clay with a different type? Like white kaolin or rose?"

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Posted By: Cheyanne   |   March 10, 2017

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"For the natural deodorant instead of Arrowroot Powder can you substitute it for tapioca starch? Also, can Natural Shea Butter be used instead of the refined?"

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Posted By: Yolande   |   February 25, 2017

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"If I wanted to add activated charcoal to this recipe, how much would I use and at what point of the process would I add it?"

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Posted By: Tiffany   |   February 24, 2017

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"Can beeswax be added to this to make it more solid for a tube? If so, how much added to this recipe?"

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Posted By: Annette   |   February 21, 2017

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