Zero Waste Recipe: Lemony Fresh Pits Deodorant


Coconut oil (6 teaspoons melted)

Baking soda (1/4 cup) *aluminum free*

Cornstarch (1/8 cup)

Lemon essential oil (15-20 drops)


  1. Combine cornstarch and baking soda in a bowl. Mix with a fork.
  2. Mash melted coconut oil with cornstarch and baking soda mixture until it becomes a paste.
  3. Add lemon essential oil and mix as well as possible.
  4. Store in a sealed jar at room temperature, (mason jars are lovely!).


To Use: Place product between fingers and apply under the arms for all day pits that smell like lemon meringue pie!

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